RMLRA Newsletter August 15, 2010/Big Country results

posted Aug 15, 2010, 7:28 PM by Admin RMLRA   [ updated Aug 15, 2010, 7:32 PM ]

Wayne Barlock starting from the inside front row took off at the drop of the green flag and won the twenty five lap feature by a few car lengths over Kyle Ray, Kyle Clegg, Corey Seip and David Hondel. This feature race went green, white and checker. It was a very good race and congratulations to all sixteen drivers who made the trip to Big Country to race with the RMLRA. Terry Plummer took home the Trophy Dash win and Wayne Barlock and L. Scotty Scott won heat races. Corey Seip had the top qualifying time, with a 14.042. The top eight cars in qualifying were separated by 0.251. The feature winner Barlock did not qualify for the Trophy Dash. It is the only one he has missed this season. Federal tires are still trying to be figured out with the handling problems that come with them. Several drivers continue to use up the BF Goodrich tires that are in there possession. Sooner or later they will be gone and those who have been trying to figure out this new tire should be on page two while the others look at page one hoping to find the set up for the Federal tires. The track cooled down after a hot afternoon of timing, and the cars were hooked up and ran strong in the twenty five lap feature

Corey Seip the top qualifier last night pulled out on the track last night for the Trophy Dash only to have his #7 Legend pushed off the track when the engine quit running. Electrical wiring problems were found and Corey started the feature and finished fourth. Pete Dellarco’s #13 sat in the pits with electrical problems last night and with half the crews in the Pits the trouble was found and it also had to do with the electrical system of the engine. Pete finished tenth in the feature.

Friday nights racing at Hwy 92 was limited to four cars as several cars that indicated they would be there, had to with draw from making the trip. Kyle McCartney swept the racing with a Trophy Dash win, heat race and the fifteen lap feature due to only four cars starting. Phil Peconi, Terry Plummer and Chris Cooper were the four cars that made the trip to race. Also information coming out of Gering, the Country Kitchen that was our gathering spot after the races has been closed and the group met at Shari’s on Friday night for bench racing and food. Legend Racing will return to Hwy 92 on Friday, August 3rd. This will be a part of the Rocky Mountain Classic which runs three days and will award all RMLRA drivers one hundred points towards the point’s championship for 2010.

It was good to see Gary Kopp back out on the track and many weeks being down for repairs to his # 4 Legend car.  Brittany Duncan will leave for college this week as she heads to the University of Northern Colorado.  Wayne Barlock will also be heading out to Colorado University for his education. Anybody else heading to college please contact me. I also had the opportunity to talk with Ken MacEwen  from Ft. Collins yesterday and they are looking at joining the Legend racing program next season. His son Cole has been on the track at PPIR test driving the Legend race car this summer.

Racing will return to Big Country next weekend and then a weekend off before the three day weekend of the Rocky Mountain Classic. Bob Peck will fill in as the Raceceiver Official next Saturday night.

Big Country Results

Quick Time #7 Corey Seip 14.042

Trophy Dash

1.       Plummer
2.       D. Stewart
3.       Clegg
4.       Hondel
5.       Ray
6.       C. Seip DNS

Heat #1
1.       Barlock
2.       Peconi
3.       D. Kopp
4.       Cooper
5.       Morris

Heat #2
1.       Scott
2.       Dellarco
3.       G. Kopp
4.       Duncan
5.       B. Seip
6.       Feature 25 Laps

Feature 25 laps
1.     Barlock
2.     Ray
3.     Clegg
4.     C. Seip
5.     Hondel
6.     D. Stewart
7.     Scott
8.     Plummer
9.     Peconi
10.   Dellarco
11.   D. Kopp
12.   Cooper
13.   Duncan
14.   G. Kopp
15.   Morris
16.   B. Seip