no winchester for me tonight
Drove 100 miles toward Winchester Speedway tonight, but turned around and came home. Not sure if they cancelled tonight but I'm sure they got rain. Didn't want to ride in "slop" and didn't want to race into tomorrow morning. Disappointed, did a lot of work on the car the last few days and was hoping adjustments + changes, worked. Never made a lap at Winchester and doesn't look like it will happen this year.
Swap meet at Wall Speedway in NJ tomorrow morning + awards banquet in Carlisle, PA for Glenn Pobletts + Penn Mar Vintage class tomorrow night.
close, but not close enough
Made some major changes to the car today. Thanks to Moe Defino + Skip Findley for their recommendations and help. I wasn't sure where I finished last night in my heat race, other than it wasn't in the top 3 spots, but I finished 6th. I started the 1st of 2 B Mains, tonight from the 6th position. 12 cars in both B Mains and top 7 in each, advance to the A Main. I finished 8th, 1 spot out. Car was different, still needs to be improved. Engine ran good. Thanks to Jim Bowan Racing Engines for getting my engine finished in time for this weekend's races.
Congratulations to Kory Sites who started 21st and finished 8th. Great run against the big motors with his 358.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 20 September 2015 02:09 )
lot of cars at hagerstown
44 Pure Stocks / Street Stocks at Hagerstown's Small Car Nationals. 30 cars will start tomorrow's A Main. Top 4 cars from time trials are locked into the A Main, then remainder have to run heat races. Time trialed 35th fastest and had to start 8th in my heat race, only 3 cars qualify. I think I finished 8th. Going to have to start near the rear of a B Main and hope to finish up front and advance to A Main. Brought the car home tonight and going to try a radical suspension change for tomorrow's races.
broken engine on a late night
It was after 11:30pm when we started the Street Stock feature. Did get a chance to see the whole 30 lap late model feature tonight. Matt did a great job in Mr. Pat's car and Little Pat had a rough return to racing tonight, after broken thumb. Matt finished 9th after getting spun and having to start at the rear. Fun to watch Matt pass cars from 18th to 9th place.
I only had a couple laps into the feature when something broke in the engine. I thought it blew up, big, because, fair amount of smoke coming out the hood. After getting pushed off the track and back to the pits, timing chain hanging out of the front of the engine and a hole in the front cover + oil pan. No spare engine. Have to wait + see, going to be hard to be ready by Friday night at Hagerstown.
not too bad at hagerstown
Ran Hagerstown tonight with stock 2bbl carb + 3150 lbs. rule. Usually run a modified 2bbl carb + only 3000 lbs.. Trying to prepare for Small Car Nationals in 2 weeks. The 358 cubic engine didn't do too bad against the 400+ engines. Started feature + finished in the 13th spot. Didn't move up and didn't fall back. Change back to normal set-up for this Friday at the Grove and then back to Hagerstown the following week. I like racing at H/town but WOW, what a long drive home.
Glenn Pobletts took 1st place in the Penn Mar Vintage class + Shaun Jones got 12th in the Super Late Model, at Hagerstown tonight. McNeal, name, on 3 cars tonight.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 September 2015 01:27 )