Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Race #3 Points and other news

Race #3 was our first night race of the year, and it was great to get back under the lights.  The track was fast, even in the heat of the day.  As you may have already noticed, points have been updated and as of today, I have also uploaded the lap times. 

A couple items were discussed at the drivers meeting that I would like to go over here for anyone who missed them.  First and foremost, there will be racing on the Big Paved Oval at the Marion County Fairgrounds during the fair.  There will be a race this coming Sunday, June 24th, Tuesday night, June 26th, and Friday night, June 29th.  Stay tuned for exact times.  Derek Belcher is organizing the races, so thanks to him for continuing to try and give the sport some great exposure.  I have heard that it is quite a spectacle to see the fans line the fence for the Friday night race especially, so come out and support Derek's and others efforts to keep Quarter Scale Racing on the Big Paved Oval, and help put on a great show for some potential new fans!   

Secondly, we are going ahead with the Brick Winners Circle in the infield.  We will open up the opportunity for anyone that wishes to purchase a brick and have it included in the Winners Circle.  I am in the process of determining exactly how many lines of text and characters we can have on each brick, and as soon as I get the information, I will compile an application to submit the information that we will need to have the bricks engraved.  We will take applications for the rest of this season, and then install the bricks at the end of the season.  I hope to have a design to share at the next race, which will also determine the maximum number of bricks that we can have.  

Victory Lane Photos are below.  Congrats to Race #3 Winners Chris Brawner, Todd Holloway, Jason Cook, and Jeremy Brawner.  Thanks also goes out to Holloway Vinyl Signs and Graphics for the new sign on the backstretch, it turned out great!

Bush Feature Winner Chris Brawner

 Sprint Car Feature Winner Todd Holloway

 Sportsman Feature Winner Jason Cook

Super Late Model Feature Winner Jeremy Brawner

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The "Madhouse" Super Late Model Series (SLM)

     We begin a new chapter at IMS with the introduction of the Madhouse SLM series. John Foster in his #33 wins the first ever (Madhouse) pole award with a lap of 6.276. Todd Holloway comes home 2nd in his # 2 car with a lap of 6.373 and a 6.440 was put down by the #98 of Jeremy Brawner to come home 3rd .                                              

     Top (2) in qualifying win their heat races and line up on the front row for the feature . Jeremy lines up 3rd with #88 Jerry Brawner and the #21 Jerry Morgan rounds out the top (5). Everyone on pins and needles to watch these bad azz machines get around the Madhouse . Green / NO WAIT / YF  comes out before we complete a lap / racers ask director for a complete restart / director agrees but because of a couple bad speakers and a bunch of deaf old men we line up in the wrong order.  LOL . Moving on . GGG / Lap (2) Holloway spins off turn and collect the #92 of Jason Crist who makes his return to IMS . Line up coming to the green is Foster , Pappy , Morgan , Jeremy and Holloway . GF / 98 and 2 by Morgan / 21 spins on lap (8) . RS / 2 outside 98 in (1&2)  / 2 tucks back in off (2) / cross over down BS / 2 in the grass in (3&4) / side by side down FS  and into turn (1)  / holloway grabs 3rd off turn (2). Lap (12) 92 spins on the BS. Coming back to the GF / Foster brings them down real sloooow / 33 gases it and leaves them all sitting / 2 after the 88 for 2nd  / 88 shuts the door / 98 after the 2 / Jeremy inside in turns (1&2) / CONTACT / 98 takes 3rd / (1) lap later 98 lose off turn (2) and Holloway goes to the outside down the BS to retake 3rd. Holloway not done / Runs down the 88 / 2 takes 2nd off turn (4) / 98 takes advantage of his dad and takes 3rd  moving Pappy back to 4th . Jeremy back after Holloway / 98 grabs 2nd off turn (4) / 2 retakes the spot off turn (2) / this goes on like this for 3 laps until lap (24) when the 98 gets inside of the 2 off turn (4) / CONTACT / 98 spins and Holloway joins him at the tail. GGG / 2 waste no time getting back up to Pappy and passing him for the 2nd spot just as the 92 spins on lap (28) . RS 98 roughs up his dad not once but twice in (2) laps to take 3rd away . Lap (42) / Foster laps Crist  into turn (1) / 92 spins off turn (2) and collects Jeremy / Meanwhile 88 loses a belt and (6) laps. BOUT TO GET GOOD / GF / Top (3) nose to tail / 98 working on the 2 / Jeremy love taps the 2 off turn (2) door to door down BS / CONTACT / 2 climbs the hill off of turn (4) / 98 clear and up to 2nd. Top (3) running down the back of the pack / 98 closes up on the 33 as they work lap traffic / 2 still right on the rear bumper of 98 / Jeremy gets lose off turn (4) as he trys to get around a lap car / Holloway smells blood and takes back  2nd . Lap (56) 92 spins . RS Lap (60) / Foster lose off turn (2) / NEW LEADER Holloway becomes only 2nd leader of the day / 33 losing the handle on the car and Foster loses 2nd to the 98. Lap (66) 21 spins. We now watch the top (3) run nose to tail to fuel. /FS/ They come back out and run (49) laps and the 2 is stealing the show as top (3) spread out . Lap 124 / 88 spins andthe 98 gets one more shot at getting the first EVER feature  win  in this new series. (25) to go / TODD (HOLLYWOOD) HOLLOWAY walks the dog in the closing laps and wins the inaugural   Madhouse (SLM) 150 . Key Stat. / 2 cars under 6 sec.....2 ran a 5.959 and 98 ran a 5.976.........Great show and now i start on Last Saturdays race witch was blast to watch and race in.........6                      

The " WCM " Sportsman Series

      On to the "Sportsman Guys". This race was top (2) and maybe even arguably the Best race of the day. One guy blisters the field while the rest battle it out over all (150) laps for the runner up spot. Top qualifier was rookie Jeremiah Ward in his #17 with a lap of 6.569 to win the first "WCM" Pole Award of 2012 and of his career. Dustin Hineman in the #38 runs a 6.616 to come home 2nd and laying down a 6.624 was the #46 of  Derick Belcher to round out the top (3). Ward backs up his pole run by winning his heat and Dave Brawner wins heat # 2.
      Starting  Line Up.
           Ward leads the field to the green followed by Brawner, #87 Jon Mason, #34 Jason Cook and Hineman rounds out the top (5). GGG / Mason inside of Brawner for 2nd / 87 pushes up the hill / 8 back to 87 inside in turns (1&2) / Cook after both down the BS / 34 clears and goes from 4th to 2nd on the first lap / Brawner clears 87 for 3rd and Hineman sticks his nose in the fight / CONTACT / 38 off BS wall / they continue to battle Hineman gets 4th and moves Mason back to 5th . Ward has driven away as these four (4) jockey for track position in the early laps. Lap ( 7 ) Brawner spins off turn (4) and hands Hineman 3rd followed by Mason and Belcher. RS / 17 pulls away from Cook . Best battle is for 5th between Belcher and the #12 of Ron Strubbe / 12 inside of 46 / brings the #27 of Steve Riddle with him / 46 falls to 7th / shorty after 12 has a problem and Strubbes day is done. Back up front  a great battle is brewing for 2nd / Hineman all over the bumper of Cook with Mason looking for a shot to pass both . Lap (26) Brawner spins and we line them back up. Green back in the air / Mason inside of Hineman for 3rd in (1&2) / 38 crosses over down BS / 38 inside in (3&4) / lap after lap this battle rages / 87 wares the 38 down and sets his sights on 2nd place Cook. Ward out to a big lead. Mason closing on Cook / 87 all over 34 for (15) laps  / 87 up to 2nd after wrestling  away from the 34 / 3 laps later Mason loses it off turn (4) and collects Cook / both TO THE TAIL . Hineman up to 2nd behind Ward followed by Riddle, Mason and  Cook all on the lead lap. 17 has set a blistering pace at this point     as we go back green . Lap 54 Cook gets a little revenge by spinning Mason off turn (4). RS / 17 pulls away . Lap 65 Ward laps Cook and we only have four (4) cars on the lead lap / Meanwhile Mason by Riddle for 3rd as the YF flies . RS / Belcher gets into our leader / 17 struggles to hang on / 46 makes more contact and the 17 spins / Cook gets by but so does our new leader Hineman and the 34 is still trapped (1) lap down . (Fuel Stop) Top (3) on the lead lap as we get ready for the 2nd half . Mason in 2nd and Ward at the tail in 3rd. GGG / 17 waste no time getting through lap traffic and begins to run down the 87 and takes the 2nd spot . Cook battles Hineman hard for the lead lap but is unsuccessful in his attempt . Ward by Cook and the 17 sets his sights on his lead back. Ward runs down the 38 / CONTACT / 17 up the hill / 34 door bangs the 17 / as the YF comes out for the 46 spinning on lap (81) . RS / Cook back behind the leader  / 34 checks up to not run over the leader / 17 outside of  34 in (1&2) / 17 crosses over down BS / 17 inside in (3&4) / Clear and Ward sets his sights on his lead back once again. Lap (89) Cook spins off turn (4) and is sent TO THE TAIL . RS / 17 and 87 jump the start / Mason gets by both  / Brawner spins off turn (4) and Hineman is given his lead back. GF / 17 working on the leader / 17 into the 38 / 38 spins / both sent TO THE TAIL . Reset the field  / Mason is the new leader with Cook back up front with a chance to get back on the lead lap. GF / Cook inside of Mason off turn (2) / 17 into the8 and the 8 spins / 34 back in this race. now we have (4) cars on the lead lap at lap (104) . RS / Mason high in turn (3) / Ward gets by and takes the lead / Next lap / 17 high off turn (4) / 87 inside of 17 / 38 nose inside 87 / 3 wide / 38 spins and somehow Cook is back to 2nd behind our leader Ward . RS / Ward pulls away / 34 , 87 and 38 are under a blanket . Lap 123 Hineman bounces off the BS wall mutiple times and comes down and takes out Brawner. RS / 34 losing a belt and  2nd and 3rd place with only (12) to go . (5) to go / 17 laps Cook / (3) to go and Ward is laying down some quick laps / 17 running down the 3rd place car of Hineman / 38 spins right in front of the leader and the 38 is down 1 lap and hands 3rd to Cook . YF and CF waive together and Jeremiah Ward wins his first career A-Main ( in his first try) at IMS in dominating fashion . Ward also lays down fastest lap of the day with a 6.166 . Mason comes home 2nd and is on his way to going after another track championship .........................................6

"Holloway Graphics" Sprint Car Series

     Time for the (Wild and Crazy)  sprint cars. Jeremy Brawner in the # 7 grabs his first career " Holloway " Graphics pole award with a lap off 6.226.coming home 2nd in time trials was the # 2 of  Todd Holloway with a lap of 6.245 and rounding out the top (3) was the #88 of Jerry Brawner .

     Heat Action
         These winged monsters were bookin round the madhouse in the heat of heat action. Holloway and Jerry win their fast paced 35 laps. Holloway and our pole sitter in the 7 ran the fastest two (2) laps of the day separated by .001.
                Holloway out front of the field for (75) laps of pure speed. Pappy 2nd followed by Jeremy, Rookie Evan Brawner in the #16 and rounding out the top (5) is the # 5 of Mike Fenstermaker. GGG Holloway drives away and quickly laps the other # 5 of Jim Dickey. Lap 9 Dickey spins off turn (4). RS / 88 after the 2 / pappy cant get it done / 7 after the 88 / 7 clears pappy for 2nd  with Evan hanging with the two (2) sprint car vets. Lap (21) 16 spins as he works around a lap car. Back to full speed and the kid waste no time passing two (2) lap cars and the 4th place car of Fenstermaker. Lap 32 / 7 trying to work around Dickey / CONTACT / 5 hard into BS wall and the rook has to be carried to the trailer. Lap (46) / Hollway making a snoooooozer out of it pulls out to a HUGE lead / 7 pushing  hard hits the BS wall  / 7 loses a belt and his 2nd place position . Lap (51)  / 7 by Evan for 3rd . (20) to go / top four (4) spread out but are all running equal lap times. Lap ( Here We Go) (57) Leader runs up on Fenstermaker / 2 into the back of the 5 and collects Jeremy / 88 and 16 make it through the mayhem / 7 and 2 forced to the pits. Pappy up front for the first time today as the Kid looks to school his uncle and show he belongs in this class. RS (15) to go / 88 pulls away until lap (65) Pappy loses a belt and hands the lead to the rook. Closing laps / 88 all over the 16 / 88 inside in (1&2)  / 16 crosses over and clears pappy down the BS / 88 inside again in (1&2) / Wheel Banger / 88 clear off turn (2) and heads for the WF (White Flag). Final Lap / 16 pushing hard but cant run down the 88 and Pappy wins the first "Holloway Graphics" Sprint Car Series feature of 2012. Young Evan continues to impress us all with his fearless driving and he proved today he is a Sprint Car driver. Good Job 16

Cookies Race Recap ( race from may 12th 2012)

  First edition of CCR (Cookies Race Recap) of 2012. Sorry it took so long . I have a 2 yr old that is taken up all my time .This is from May 12th and the recap from last Saturday is in the works.

   The 2012 season at the (world famous) Ingalls Motor Speedway (IMS) kicked off May 12th . it was a picture perfect day in the heart of Central Indiana. We had (31) entrys throughout the four (4) classes. The day began with a intense inspection process as our new tec inspector went through each and every car and did a great job talking to the the racers and explaining any and all question that they had. Dave Brawner stepped up to the plate to insure we all have a equal playing field.

            We start out this first edition if (CCR) as always with the Bush Boys. The (STP) Small Town Pizza pole award went to new comer Tim Creech in his #98 car with a time of 6.823. Donnie Hargraves returns to IMS in his #66  and comes home 2nd with a time of 6.923. Rounding out the top (3) in time trials was the #32 of Chris Brawner. the day was cut short due to the threat of rain so the powers that be put it up to vote and all the racers agreed to just run one (1) round of heat action.

             Creech and Hargraves win their respected heats and Line up in the top two (2) spots for the main. Brawner lines up 3rd followed by #55 J.R Parsley  and #73 Steve Koser rounds out the top five (5). We take the green and we get our first of many cautions as Brawner makes short work of Hargraves to take 2nd. Lap (5) Creech spins and hands the lead to Brawner. GF (Green Flag) Brawner gets out to a big lead until lap (17) when Creech and new comer Rusty Frady in the #30 get together. RS (Re Start) on lap 21 and Creech charges back up to 4th. Quick YF (Yellow Flag) and we get back to racing with Brawner leading followed by Parsley, Koser and Creech / 98 by koser for 3rd and Creech continues his charge back to the front / Meanwhile we get our 2nd lead change as Parsley powers his #55 by Brawner. Koser starts to struggle with the handling on his 73 as he brings out a couple quick YFs. Coing up on half way and the GF is back out / Creech by Brawner for 2nd / top (3) nose to tail when Koser spins and they head into the pits for fuel. 50 TO GO / GGG ( Green Green Green) Brawner closes up on Creech / 98 in the grass in 3&4 / 32 gets into the 98 / TO THE TAIL for both. We reset the field coming to lap (55) / Parsley leading follwed by Koser, #23 Dave Hamstra, Brawner and Creech all on the lead lap. 32 takes the 23 / leader spins as does Koser  and both sent TO THE TAIL. Brawner back in front with Hamstra and Creech. Back to full speed / 98 door bangs the 23 down the BS (Back Stretch) to take 2nd / Parsley pushing hard to get back to front / 55 closes up 23 / 55 inside down FS ( Front Stretch)  / CONTACT / both sent TO THE TAIL. J.R I lv ya man and this is me telling it like it was.lol. Parlsley pushing his hot rod to its limits in the closing laps of this race was involed in a couple of accidents and the end result was the end of Hamstras day.( tough Luck 23 you looked good). We get us a (10) lap shootout as Creech wanting to get his first career Madhouse feature win but the guy in the 32 wants his first Main victory......... GGG and Brawner roles out to lead all the way to the CF (checker flag) . Chris ( Chocolate) Brawner Wins his first EVER  feature at IMS.   Creech comes home 2nd with the 55 and 73 round out the four cars on the lead lap. Frady not mention much in this recap is cus he stayed under my radar and comes home 5th only (1) lap down.. Nice job 30!! Key Stat (KS) The fastest lap of the was was ran by not one but two of these boys. 98 and 55 ran a 6.556 in early Heat Action.

          I ran this race from the booth and I would like to thank all of you guys for doing a GREAT JOB listening to my instructions and for good sportsman after a caution filled race. STAY TUNED cus next race you guys rebounb with some of the best racin ive seen among rookies since a few of us Crown boys were workin our way up..................6                    

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sorry for the delay, but I have posted lap times from our first race, which was actually race #2 because of the rain out.

Based on the length of the program during that race, we will start qualifying at 4 pm on Saturday for this first night race.  With the new class we are running this year, I think the programs are going to be a little longer than they were last year and we need to be completed before 11 pm.  Please make sure to pass this info along to anyone you guys know that may not have access to this information.

See you all on Saturday!

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