Trailways, susquehanna + big diamond
Lot of racing since last update. Remember to check out Smoke Hound Racing on Facebook if this site is not working.
Aug 12 ran Trailways. Car ran good, finished 2nd in my heat race. Started 4th in the 25 lap Feature. Was running 5th on lap 15 and the car lost all power, never shut off, but no throttle. Suspected ignition problem.
Aug. 14 ran Susquehanna. Changed complete distributors and was looking forward to a good run. Went out for warm ups and car was junk, ran terrible. Definitely ignition problems. Different than Friday night, all cylinders missing + breaking down. Changed ignition module in distributor and was waiting for heat race to see if it was fixed and the rains came and washed the whole night out.
Aug 19 Big Diamond. Replaced the complete distributor with a DUI ignition system. Spur of the moment decision to run B.D.. Started 6th in my heat + finished 3rd. Started 3rd in 20 lap Feature and finished 7th. Car ran good. Being told that I'm blowing blue flames out both exhaust pipes. Not sure what that's all about. Seems to be always something. Try to get it figured out and run Lincoln on Aug. 27
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 August 2016 17:59 )
This website was temporarily down for a week. I don't know how long I can keep the website up. Start checking out Smoke Hound Racing on Facebook. I try to put same info both.
Strange night at susky
35 Streets in the pits. Started 5th in my heat. 5 to qualify. Got caught up in a crash in front of me and was dragging half of my front nose. Had to pit, with the help of Scott Thunberg + Dan Hibner, had it removed in no time and then officials wouldn't let me back on the track, said pit gate was closed, but I sat there and watched the field pass by, I could have easily joined the pack, at the rear. oh well, had to run the consi. Started 13th and 5 to qualify, finished 7th. Thought my night was over and loaded up. Went over to the tower to ask about the ruling on pit gate being open or closed and was told the reason, but was also informed that I was scheduled to run the 2nd feature due to 2 cars from 1st feature that had to scratch. Had to quick unload the car + get dressed. Started 24th and finished 11th. Glad I walked over to the tower or I would not have known that I was racing in the 2nd feature, I thought if you didn't make the 1st feature, you didn't run the 2nd.
Got to replace the front bumper and not sure if I can save front nose piece or not.
Might be a very busy, racing weekend. Thursday going to Delaware with McNeal Motorsports + Super Late Model, racing Friday at Trailways, McNeal again on Sat., probably Hagerstown with 358 and then I'm racing again Sunday at Susquehanna.
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.