Saturday morning has brought clear skies for us here in South Georgia for what we hope is the final day of the first ORTC Boost vs. No Boost event of 2010. The rain yesterday has us a little behind schedule. We will be having a test session this morning before we get into qualifying begining with the index classes, then Open Comp, Monte Smith No Boost, Proline Boost, Limited Street, TRZ Ultimate Street then FTI Extreme 275.
Special thanks to our event coverage sponsor Mickey Thompson Tires for stepping up.
Troy Pirez told me this morning he will be running Monte Smith No Boost today. I also spoke with Eric Kenward and it’s looking like he and Bruce Roberts will be running two classes. Eric in Ultimate Street and Extreme 275, Roberts in X 275 and No Boost. We should be starting in aboiuyt 15 or 20 minuites.
Sean Lyon maintained his top spot in Xtreme 275 ahead of Crowden. Bruce Roberts jumped up to fourth with a 5.15 @ 137.
In the Proline Race Engines Boosted class Kolivas kept his number one after round two session. Mustang Mike and Will Stevenson moved up to second and third respectively bumping Ridenour to fourth.
Well we are in a holding pattern again today. The heavy rain yesterday has soaked the ground and now that the track is hot it’s seeping up through the seams. We sent the cars back to the pits and will resume racing when the surface if cooler and dried out.
Round One Notes
Ok we have one round in the books and are working on round two with index cars running now. No Boost had Jason Black with a single as top qualifier. Ron Hamby also had a single and he sut down early. Pete Chevere did his job on the tree but could not hold off Francis Johnson’s 4.83 @ 154. Number two qualifier Jason Richards had a single and ran his out to a 4.80 @ 155. Opaleski laid down his best run of the weekend to take out Dave Boger with a 4.92 @ 149. Ritchie Stine set low ET of the round with a 4.77 @ 156 on a bye run. Troy pirez beat Bruce Roberts 4.88 @ 151 to 6.40 @ 109.
The Boost class had John Kolivas with a single running another 4.69 @ 163. Ridenour took out Matt Tucker. Markwich beat DJ Loiacano with a 4.74 to 4.86. Mike Modeste ran a 4.64 getting the win over Robert Britton. Jere Etheridge got the win over Klugger who could not make the call. Will stevenson ripped off a 4.71 @ 158 to take out Tommy Brewer’s roots blown Mustang in his best run of the day a 5.26 @ 133. Walt Drakeford red lit aginst Brad Edwards. Edwards ran a 4.84 to Drakefords 4.87.
Neil Hawkins had a single and ran a 5.19. He will face off in round two with Robert Coady who beat Michael Strickland. Ari Birchfield took out Keith Berry and will face off with Matt Davis next. Clint Lonon ran well and got the win over Kevin Smith. Sean Snodgrass won his match with Justin Brixey’s Buick Regal and is matched up with Clint Lonon. Eugene Rodriguez is also doing well this weekend taking down Jody Voyles. He will run Wayne Oliver in John Sears Malibu after getting a single over Bart Tobener who could not make the call for round one.
Mike Freeman and Bill Clary had one heck of a drag race as Freeman carried the wheels way out and drove around Clary on the top end. he is matched up with Aaron Gramer in round two. Ricky Pennington got a win over Charlie Pixley who was leaking water into the intake runner which ended their weekend. he will run Chris Ownes turbocharged Mstang in round two.
FTI Extreme 275 number one qualifier Sean Lyon had the earned single but ran a 5.46 @ 134. Sean Adkins took down Mark Mahowski’s Dart with a 5.36 @ 136. Brad Medlock put up his best of the weekend to beat bruce Roberts with a 5.02 @ 148. Al Marlow’s 5.48 was good enough for the win over Jimmy Griner. Pete Chevere put Shane Crowden on the trailer with a 5 flat to the losing 5.06. Ronnie Wilson ran a 5.04 to take out Brett Long. Pierre Burley left first and stayed out in front of Kevin Fiscus running a 5.55 for the win.
Limited Street had top qualifer lay down a 4.70 for low ET over Ricky Presley. Mike Collins left on Ruben T winning with a 4.86 to the quicker 4.80 in Rubens best Et to date. Jeff Cooner beat Kyle Marcengill with a 4.79. Steve jackson was not able to make the call sending Marty Witt to round two.
Round 2 Ultimate Street
Neil Hawkins ran a 5.22 @ 135 over Robert Coady. Matt Davis beat Ari Birchfield with a 5.47 @ 131. Clint Lonon set low ET taking out Sean Snodgrass with a nice 5.17 @ 135. Kenward wheelied and pedaled to a 5.56 @ 128. on a bye. Mike Freeman took down Aaron Gramer with a 5.48 @ 134 and pennington ran a 5.58 over Chris Owens’ 5.61.
Things are running faster than I can keep up with so I will have results to get you up to date.