Monday, April 24, 2017

Recap From Season Opener!

A beautiful day of racing yesterday at IQSR, we had perfect sunny weather with an afternoon high of 72 degrees. We had 25 entries spread over 4 classes, and as usual, the "Mini- Madhouse lived up to it's name with dynamite racing in all 4 classes. We had drivers representing Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and even Wisconsin!


Limited
We had 6 racers looking for a "W" in the season opener yesterday. There even was a brand new driver making his first 1/4 scale start named, Blake Justice, with a name like that, he is going to be one to watch. Pill draws sorted out the heats and it was Mason Boling winning both of his and starting on the pole in the A main. Mason lead all 100 laps to take the win and win a brand new Storm HD Body from WCM. Scott Rance took 2nd, Blake Justice was 3rd in his first A main race. Illinois' Earl Clement ran 4th, Chris Stump was 5th, and Gary Wheatley Jr. rounded out the field of 6.


ECM
Had 4 drivers in their class with very close racing all day. Frank Boling and Tony Wachter took the victories in the heats. Tony Wachter lead every lap of the A main for the win with Frank Boling right on his tail to finish 2nd. John Wachter took 3rd and Walter Arthur rounded out the 4.

Sprint Car
We had 5 Sprinters trying to take the victory and Todd Holloway won both heat races to start on the pole in the A main. All 5 starters were very capable of winning and all had race wins at IQSR last year in this class. Holloway jumped out to an early lead and looked to sweep the 3 races, he lead the first 96 laps until a tire gave out and allowed Mike Little and J.R. Parsley to catch up. Holloway spun in front of Little and Parsley in turn 2 collecting them both. Little's car was broke and Parsley inherited the lead with 3 to go and took the win. Bill Herzog took 2nd, to continue his points battle from last year with Parsley. 3rd was Holloway, Little had to settle for 4th, and Jerry Brawner had steering issues and went laps down before his race started to round out the 5.

Sportsman
It was a field of 10 battling for the win and the new Storm HD Body given away from wcmracing.com! Bill Herzog and Chris Hogue swept the heats. Hogue would lead the first 85 laps of the A main until something broke on his car to allow Steve Riddle to catch up. A big crash with 15 to go took out several cars including Hogue, Tony Wachter, and Walter Arthur. Riddle inherited the lead and could not hold off Bill Herzog with 5 to go. Herzog took the win, Riddle held on for 2nd, John Foster ran 3rd, Alex Livingston took 4th. The rest the field was in this order, Hogue 5th, Wachter 6th, Arthur 7th, Jerry Brawner 8th, John Wachter 9th, and Frank Boling was a scratch to take 10th.

Next club race is Saturday, May 13th. We hope to have everyone back at the Mini- Madhouse for a daytime scheduled race. Thanks to all that supported our first race of the season and special thanks to wcmracing.com for giving away the new Storm HD Bodies!
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