Big Diamond Speedway
Good night, last night. Little different. Hadn't raced there in a few years. No drivers meeting and some unique differences in their race procedures. The show moved very quick, with little time between hot laps, heat race, consi & feature. I qualified in my heat, and didn't need to run consi. 30 Street Stocks. Started 18th and was scored 7th in the feature. Felt like I lost a few spots under caution with a double file restart. Cars were going high & low. Car in front of me went high, so I went low and then 3 cars past me to line up high. Track officIals didn't seem to be concerned about restart line-up ,outside the top 10. Top 2 finishers were DQ'd in tech inspection. Greg in 80D for transmission and 54J for floater rear.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 July 2016 12:11 )
Right door & QUARTER PANEL TAKING A BEATING
30 Street Stocks in the pits at Susquehanna Speedway on Saturday of this 4th of July weekend. 3 Heat races with 6 to qualify and top 4 handicapped for the start. Tried to get a 4th place finish but came up a couple feet short and had to settle for 5th. Started 13th in the Feature. Car was running good and moving forward. Was running 7th around lap 15, and working the 6th place car, when exiting turn 2, there was a multi car accident and i got caught up in it. Drove away from the accident. Felt like all 4 tires were good and didn't hear anything rubbing. After a few caution laps Eddie Richards, another driver, pulls up to me and motions to me that I have a problem with something in the right rear. Without a pit crew, I pull in the pits hoping someone will help me. Richie Dobson & friends came to my rescue. They changed my right rear wheel that was bent, bad. Got back on the track and picked off a few more cars, to finish 14th. The back of the right door and the quarter panel are caved in again. I hope to take them off and straighten them out.
lot of driving
Well, when I left my house on Friday at 3:30, to race at Big Diamond Speedway, I did not expect to be driving in my truck for 4 1/2 hrs. Was looking forward to racing at Diamond in the 30 lap, $1081 to win race. I haven't been there in 3 years. After close to 2 hrs of driving I drove through a patch of hard rain and then hit a traffic jam about 30 miles from the track. When I had to stop in traffic, I checked my phone and Big Diamond cancelled their events for the night. I made a couple phone calls and headed to Path Valley Speedway, 2 hrs away. I arrived at Path, missed warm ups & my qualifying race. Only had 9 cars, so I started 9th in the Feature. Would have been nice to have gotten a few laps in before heading to the feature. Big thanks to Jimmy Brown for riding with me and helping at the track and thanks to everyone who helped unload the car in an attempt to make the heat race and to those who helped load the car and put the equipment away with heavy rain coming our direction, after our race was over. The 1/4 mile, high banked track was really fun to race on. Only passed 1 car but with a couple flat tires and some mechanical failures by my competitors I finished 5th. A total of 326 miles on my truck for the round trip was a lot more than what I anticipated and only 5 miles, 20 laps on a 1/4 mile track, on the racecar, but had a lot of fun and would like to go back to Path Valley again.
Race night back at Susquehanna this Saturday, July 2nd. Sportsman Sprints + 358 Late Models on the schedule with the Street Stocks.
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 June 2016 07:30 )
3rd place at susquehanna
It has taken 7 races this year, but I finally had a good night and a good finish. Last week's damage was pretty severe and took a lot to fix. Finished repairs and race prep at 3pm and left at 3:30 to head to Susquehanna Speedway. Started 5th in my heat race, with 6 cars to qualify and top 4 to be handicapped, finished 3rd. Started 6th in the Feature and finished 3rd, missed 2nd by a couple feet. Great night, had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the last couple laps, racing Scott Thunberg in the #12 for 2nd. Congratulations to Richie Dobson for his 1st Feature win.
Long day/night at susky
It's probably a good thing that I have to wait until Monday to post on this site, I got tore up Sat. night and on the way home was thinking about quitting Street Stock racing for a while and finish my Enduro division car project, but I calmed down and reconsidered.
Left at 12pm on Sat and got to the track around 1 o'clock. Got the car unloaded for Kid's Day. Had a great time, meeting some young, and some a little older, race fans! Had 36 Street Stocks in the pits for the 24 car position feature. I did not qualify in my heat race and had to run the B Main. Top 4 out of the 16 cars would qualify for the Feature. Started 3rd and finished 2nd. Started the feature 22nd. I don't know if the dust was a problem for the drivers in the front or middle of the pack, but I was having a real problem seeing in the back. About 6 laps in, I guess, coming out of turn 4, when the dust cleared, I saw the #47 car, sideways across the track. No room to go high or low, so I spun the car and hit him a ton. Bob Scott in the 47 drove away, but I got towed off. Lot of damage to my right front. Had to replace the wheel, tire, upper A arm + ball joint, so I could load it on the trailer. Got home 2:30am Sunday morning. I didn't even look at the car yesterday(Sunday).
I hope to have the #16 repaired and ready to race this Saturday, June 18 at Susquehanna Speedway. Possible racing at Big Diamond Speedway on Fri, June 24, if everything goes well, this Sat.