RMLRA Newsletter - 3/19/2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 1:32 PM by Admin RMLRA   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 1:32 PM ]

Saying Goodbye to Jim Sip Jr.

The Celebration of Life for Jim Sep Jr had an auditorium filled with standing room only available as many friends gathered to say goodbye. There was an outstanding turnout of RMLRA members and friends as the club was well represented. Jim was a lot of fun to talk with in the pits and will be missed. The Celebration of Life highlighted his love of family and a lot of racing through the years.

Information to read from RMLRA officials

The RMLRA is making stickers up for the memory of Jim Seip. They will be handed out at the first race. They may be handing out ribbons to attach to your car.

There will be an update concerning fuel at CNS and the letter will be posted on the RMLRA website.

Drivers are reminded to check all oil lines. They need to be tight and away from any moving object. The new rule this season on remote oil filters is, they must have a hose clamp on it that is safety wired so they will not come loose. Our cars did a great job last season and we kept the oil off the track. It is a big concern for the tracks that we race on.

The last thing to be mentioned are the tires. This season the tires will be monitored more closely with a tool that your INEX tech officials have. If you have any question about the rules and the tires, please contact your tech officials John Clute Jr and Jeremiah Witherwax.

First car on the track @ CNS March 14, 2015

I do this with a big smile on my face because this is for fun only. Billy Blevins with the yellow #97 was the first car through tech on Saturday and was the first to roll onto the track for a little practice. In the pits he was quoted as saying “ I just want to go on the track and not have any problems with other cars until I get a feel for the track this season.” As it was he was the only car to get on during the first session.

Four cars were at the track on Saturday and went through the track and INEX tech for safety and eventually got on the track to get a feel for their cars. Don Bedore sporting a new paint job and in a coupe, had his car on the track. He had never been in a coupe before and was excited to get a feel for it. Terry McBride #09 and Adam Pechman #25 were the other cars that showed up on a warm Saturday. Several other drivers were in the pits to chat with, and their cars may be on the track this weekend or next. If you come out this Saturday there should be more cars from all divisions and the waiting line to go through CNS inspection could get long. Get in line quickly if you notice a lot of cars lined up for tech inspection. The inspections come down to a safety check. Your INEX check for violation will come on race days. Please ask questions if you are new to the Legends this year.

There were a handful of cars that showed up in the other divisions but the best deal in the pits were the one dollar hot dogs.

Looking forward to seeing a few more cars as they get ready to come to the track on future Saturdays. With two more Saturdays scheduled, there should be a good turnout March 28th.

Practice time at I-25 and Big Country will become available in a few weeks. Be sure to check their websites.

The track in recognition of fifty years will be holding a free BBQ starting at 4:30 PM in the afternoon.

Don’t forget to charge up those transponders as they do use them for practice.

Looking for a Replacement

This will probably be my last season as the reporter and raceceiver official. This season will be my twentieth year with the Rocky Mountain Legends Racing Association. I have enjoyed staying active in the sport that I truly love being around. It would be nice to find someone to take over these positions. Traveling from out of town race tracks, back to the house on late night races, have become a long day for me. This June, the clock on the calendar tells me that I will be seventy-seven years old, and possibly time to move over and let someone else take over. The good fellowship that we have had through all these years has been great. Jacob Hough who traveled to the out of town races last season told me earlier this year that he could not be available this season. If you would like to take over as the raceceiver official I can work with you and train you at Colorado National Speedway early in the season. My plans as of right now will be to attend the races at Colorado National Speedway and not travel unless the opportunity is there. When we hit the road you will be the one in the drivers ears. I can continue the Newsletter from home if the information is passed along. Let me know.