Joe Baker is still in Xtreme Pro Mod with his blown Vette, getting around Billy Albert in round three. “We got a little loose out there,” he said “but still won it, made a decent pass. He shook right off the line and I had to pedal it one time. This is our first time out since October and we are going to try this NMCA deal for this year. Baker made some changes to the program the middle of last year and made two or three NMCA races. Baker uses Chuck Ford engines and blowers.
In the semifinals, Baker was involved in an accident while racing Tom Blincoe. He moved towards the center and the car got loose and crossed over the line. He avoided contact with Blincoe but hit the right side wall and ricocheted to the other lane, hitting the wall very hard. We are going to publish the official word from the NMCA’s Steve Baur here:
Xtreme Pro Mod driver Joe Baker was involved in an on-track incident at Bradenton Motorsports Park earlier this afternoon during the semifinals of the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem event. The NMCA safety team extricated Baker from the vehicle. Upon extrication, Baker was alert, talking, and moving his extremities. Baker was transported to a local medical center for a complete evaluation.
Steve Cagle made the trip south this week for the NMCA 2019 season opener and promptly shattered his driveshaft in the burnout box on the first day here. Luckily for him, and John Langer, who also had a driveshaft issue, Precision Shaft Technologies (PST) is based in Clearwater and is equipped as a full service driveshaft shop and was able to get replacements out here on short notice. He qualified sixth with a 4.59 and made a couple of rounds before taking a loss to James Lawrence’s turbocharged Mustang in Street Outlaw. Cagle ran one event with the NMCA last year and has been doing some X275 and grudge racing close to home the past few years. He plans to attend Memphis and Atlanta and will determine the rest of his season on how the car does. He runs a BES 582 topped with nitrous from Induction Solutions and just put in a Rossler three speed transmission before coming here. “We have some tweaking to do, probably have to change some gearing around and maybe adjust the converter some. I’ll have to call Kenny over at PTC and see what he thinks after looking at the data.” Steve told us.
Final Results Sheets