Sunday, August 11, 2013

Race #7

The last night race of the season is over, and it was another great night of racing at IMS.  Lap Times are posted, and points have been updated.  I figured in the throwouts for all classes except SLM.  We can discuss what you guys want to do as far as throwouts go, since we have not ran the cars on two occasions now.

The following is a post that Cookie put on Hobbytalk today.  As someone that has ran the booth, I can tell you that it is a very difficult job at times, and I support the decision that Cookie made with regard to the finishing order of the Sportsman A-main.  At the end of the day, once the race director makes a decision regarding throwing a caution, right or wrong, we must go with the results as they happened after the decision was made.  It was a tough call for sure, but no one wants to see the races finish under caution. 

It was Another SUPERB evening of racing at The Mini Madhouse as it lived upped to its name on the last corner of the night. 
Sprint Car was the Holloway show bit the rest of you did a hell of a job battling for all 100 laps. Would also like to congratulate Kevin Ligon on that heat won..Nice job 4
Limited could have been won by 7 of the 8 drivers as the 60 gets the hard luck of the night award. Congrats to our Point Leader Mike Little on another hard fought win . Brad Boling came home 2nd and in only his 2nd race ever Will Nicole rounds out top 3. Also like to say Congrats to the #0 of Ken Leiker for getting himself a heat win. I have had my eye on the 0 and he continues to get better week after week.
Now Sportsman..Todd (Kyle) Holloway and Jeff Grahn won both rounds of their respected heat. This does not tell the whole story. Racing was FREAKN AWESOME.
Todd led most of the main but without question all 9 drivers had the car to won this sucker.
OK to the final lap.Point leader Frank Bowling was leading followed by Holloway. As they took the white flag a lead lap car spun coming off turn 4 and a car that was laps down and spun simultaneously. I DID NOT THROW THE YELLOW. I had 5 secs to make a decision
Both cars got going and were crossing start finish as leaders hit turn 3.They were out of harms way so I allowed the race to continue. The 2 drove in toooooo deep and sent the leader up into the infamous pit road point.Race Over 2 and 15 to the tail
This hands the win to the #8 of Dave Brawner who got his FIRST EVER Sportsman Win.I say handed but that 8 car was the best I have ever seen it and was strong all day.Congrats Snake
2nd goes to Ron (The Post Man ) Strubbe who was also very good all day and I believe comes home with his best Sportsman finish.Steve Riddle takes 3rd. The 38 could not get back to the finish line so Frank Boiling comes home forth buy with Riddle Not being points eligible the 15 will receive 3rd place points.
I hate to see a guy lose won like this and to see a guy get his first like this.IT IS WHAT IT IS. I stand behind my call on the last lap and my decision today
Thank you to all that came out and put on another GREAT SHOW.
Tina once again a flawless job and thank you for your dedication to our club............6 

Next up is the NCS race at IMS.  Track will be open for practice all day Thursday, and we will run the Heat races Friday.  We finish up with the Mains on Saturday.  

Thanks once again to Cookie and Tina for running the show.



Friday, August 9, 2013

NCS Race #5 at Ingalls Motor Speedway

We are less than a week away from Round 5 of the 2013 NCS Series at Ingalls Motor Speedway.  We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of close, short track racing at the Mini-Madhouse.  Click here for a schedule of events for the weekend.

We would like to remind everyone to be respectful of the park we call home.  Please watch your speed as you enter.  We need you to park as close to the gravel as possible, and park starting from the Restrooms going back toward the track, and then on around toward the entrance.  There is lots of room behind the scoring shack as well.  The town has done some new construction in the grass outside of turns 3 and 4, so we will not be able to park cars in that area this year.  Also, the town has told us that they will no longer allow us to have overnight camping in the park.

On behalf of IQSR, we look forward to seeing you all at the track.  Thanks in advance for your support of the sport, as well as our local track.

Jon Mason

Friday, August 2, 2013

Points are updated

Race #6 is in the books.  We had 33 cars across the 4 classes.  It was a great day for racing, and the competition was very tight.  The finish of the sprint car race was something to see.  Bill Herzog edged Todd Holloway to capture the checkers.  Jeff Grahn takes the win in the Sportsman Class, while Chris Brawner brought home the victory in the Busch Class.  Bill Herzog made it 2 for 2 by taking the win in the SLM.

See you at the next race on August 10th, which will be the last night race of the season.

 Points and lap times have been updated.  I will start using throw outs after the next race.

Thanks to Cookie and Tina for running another great show.

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