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RMLRA Banquet - 11/1/2014

posted Nov 4, 2014, 7:13 AM by Admin RMLRA   [ updated Nov 4, 2014, 7:21 AM ]

Wayne Barlock JR. takes home Championship Trophy at RMLRA Awards Banquet

Saturday evening at Unser Racing in Denver the RMLRA held their Awards Banquet and Wayne Barlock took home the Championship Trophy. Wayne a twenty-two year old student at the University Northern Colorado in  Greeley, Colorado, won his second RMLRA points championship. He also won this title in 2009. Wayne thanked all his sponsors and also mentioned the good races this season with all of his competitors. Wayne attended all of the points races this season. As he gave his short speech his smile was as big as his trophy. Congratulations Wayne on your great season.

Ten drivers were awarded trophies and a check from the points fund. Several drivers attended the Banquet and everybody went home with a prize or an award. If you don’t see your favorite driver in the top ten listed below, they did not meet the requirements of the RMLRA that were set up at the beginning of the year. Drivers were requested to race at three of the four tracks on our schedule. From there it was points given for all races attended and raced.

Champion - Wayne Barlock #3 Eaton, CO.
2nd place - Mike Gallegos #06 Littleton, CO.
3rd place - Darrell Stewart #03 Arvada, CO.
4th place - Darrell J. Stewart #30 Arvada, CO.
5th place - Adam Pechman #25 Morrison, CO.
6th place - Jessica Savage #11 Aurora, CO.
7th place - BreAnn Adkinson #17 Cheyenne, WY.
8th place - Terry McBride #09 Edgewater, CO.
9th place - Chris Cooper #34 Frederick, CO.
10th place - Larry Pachello #19 Wheat Ridge, CO.

2014 Rookie of the year - #03 Darrell J. Stewart
Sportsmanship Award - #06 Mike Gallegos
Best Looking Car - #6 Scotty Scott
Most improved driver - #11 Jessica Savage
Hard Luck Award - #25 Adam Pechman
Thank You Plaques - Jacob Hough & Harold Kraus, Tech Crew

Thanks to the officers of the RMLRA who took time out of their personal lives to make sure the RMLRA drivers had a place to race and someone to vent their feelings about the races.

Ricky Bobby Driving School Award #39 Tim Cooper

It would not be a fun evening if there were no novelty awards handed out. Tape measures were handed out to two of the drivers that were off a little bit while going through tech. A can of fix a flat to the driver that had flat tire while traveling to the races. A pair of mens underwear to the driver that almost had an accident in his pants while racing. All of these were good for laughs. The top award was given to Tim Cooper on his attempt to save his number for 2015. Tim had some bad luck while hot lapping his car the last night of the season. After looking at the car in the pits, Tim and Chris decided to not spend the time to fix and race the car. After all was said and done Tim would rather have a wrench in his hand then a steering wheel. Chris Cooper did not attend the banquet Saturday evening as he is now attending a school in Phoenix, AZ. This school will last for two years and the availability of Chris driving part time next season is not known right now. I understand that he is attending a trade school to become a mechanic.

The Harold Kraus Award; Scotty Scott

This award was started last year, and is given to a member of the RMLRA who devotes many extra hours to help the club to be the best racing organization in Colorado. Scotty started racing Legends in 2007 driving the #06. He has been very active with the RMLRA web page. Scotty owns Lariat Software, maintains the web page with weekly updates on points, the classified section and does whatever is needed to keep it going. The web page contains just about anything you need to know about the RMLRA. This driver is a very friendly person and will go out of his way to answer any questions that you have to ask him. Without this web page the RMLRA would not be seen by race fans that find there way to read the information that is there.  Scotty spends his spare time helping coach his sons hockey team and many other projects. For the past few years his car has been one of the best looking Legend cars at the track. And another thing to mention is that his car has become very competitive over these years. Not bad for someone who never raced before he started racing with the RMLRA.

Sponsors of the RMLRA 2014 Season

Without the contributions from many sponsors the club could not be as successful as it presently is. Thank to the many major sponsors that helped the club this season. Leary Racing Products, Mead Lumber, O’Reilly Auto Parts, HO Motorsports, DND Metal, Fantastic Sams, Its A Breeze, Lariat Software. Many of these sponsors helped to make race purses much better this season when racing away from Colorado National Speedway and for the checks that were handed out to the top ten points drivers at the banquet. If I missed somebody please let me know and I get their name out in the next Newsletter.

Special Thanks to Jim Stevens

A special thank you went to Jim Stevens who organized the Three Day Shootout on Memorial Day Weekend this season. Although the event was threatened with rain the whole weekend it was completed. Thanks Jim for all the hard work that went into this project. Jim has been a big promoter of Legend Race Cars since joining the group in 1996. He is always finding ways to have our local cars at the big Auto Shows in Denver during the winter months.

Club News and Information

As mentioned at the banquet Tim Cooper is to meet with the track owner of CNS this week. The CNS schedule will be released later this fall. We have a few drivers that have indicated they might be selling their cars. Please keep me informed so I don’t double up on the numbers. For many people on this mailing list you may be dropped from this list for my position to send a Newsletter when I am not at home on my computer.

I was asked at the banquet what my plans were for 2015. Right now I will try to stay as active as I can as the Information Director of the RMLRA. Hopefully Jacob Hough and I will team up and be available with the Raceceiver on race day. Again thanks to Jacob for going to the out of area races this season to maintain the Raceceiver during those races. Jacob was given a thank you plaque at the banquet for his involvement with the club this year.

Now that the season is over it is now time to take the car apart and look for anything that might have broke or become weak through the races that you ran. We do have several people that can repair your frames if they need worked on, and if you need carburetor work done, Danny Medina can do it for you. Several of our drivers have used his service, and they report that he does good work. Danny lives in Colorado Springs and I can pass along his telephone number or email address to you.

US Legend Cars web page

http://www.uslegendcars.com/documents/thanksgiving_sale_2014.pdf

Have a nice off season and I will keep you informed as to what is going on.
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