Sunday, August 7, 2011

Newton Park Lunch with Tony Stewart

Thanks to Bob and Patty Louk for organizing a great event on Tuesday August 2nd with Tony Stewart in support of Newton Park. After lunch was served, Tony did a candid question and answer session that was very interesting and entertaining, and two lucky fans won the opportunity to race against Tony. They actually did very well, and Bob's cars came thru the ordeal unscathed. Thanks to Jim Bell from Great Lakes Quarter Scale Racers for letting a lucky young man pilot his car for the 25 laps against Tony. Thanks to Fred Murry for preparing the cars for Tony to drive as well.

As always, special thanks to the guys that were able to make it out to the track. I think at one point there were at least 15 cars going around at the same time, and most came home in one piece. I think Tony had a great time, and hopefully it is a stepping stone to more events in the future.

Thanks from all of us at IQSR to to the Newton's, as well as Laney, Chris, Nichole, Irish, and the rest of the staff at Hoosier Tire and Newton Park. Todd Holloway made some plaques that all the drivers signed, and Bob presented them to Tony, Hoosier Tire, and Newton Park to show our appreciation for being invited to participate in the event.

Below are a few photo's of the action. These photos, as well as any others that you guys want to email to me, will be posted in the photos section of the website.

Fred Murry provided this Sprint Car for Tony to Drive. He also provided a Sportsman car that can be seen in the foreground of the picture of the Driver's stand below.

Bob Louk presenting the plaque to Tony. Thanks again to Todd Holloway for making the plaques on behalf of the club.

Tony sizing up the competition......

These are the lucky fans that won the opportunity to race against Tony, and a couple of IQSR veterans, Todd Holloway, and Scott Paluchniak.

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