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Old 10-29-2017, 08:42 PM
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Default 28Oct2017 Race Report

Our core group of racers turned out on a Halloween party and Husky football traffic nightmare Saturday night and for their troubles enjoyed some vintage Magnuson indoor racing action. I guess 41 entries and eight heats is what passes for a light night for us, but it allowed us to clock in with a full three quals and a main, and with nearly everyone hanging around for tear down, we were out in 30 minutes. It was a fine night, overall.

Scale Spec: Mike Boyle set a new track record and then sat out the main, leaving Donny to roll away into the night with the win.

Novice: Ken was back, as was Ayden, a junior Cartwright. Ken will be good enough for Scale Spec pretty soon, and Ayden will have to bring out his brother to race with, or hope that Team Lence shows up for a showdown.

Stock 1/12th: Brian was back for the first time this season and immediately asserted himself with a TQ and win. I will say that Stock 1/12th has beefed up this season, and I'm seeing steady improvement out of a number of our newer drivers. Keep it up!

Modified Touring: The big field of the night. Jake and Andrew were in their own special place all night battling out front. Andrew TQ'd, but Jake flipped it around in the main to take the win. That's a the on points for both at 5 each. In the middle of the field, though, we had a massive scrum with six racers all on a 27 lap pace in qualifying. That group had a rager to settle out the down sheet places. It was intense for all of them. Our Mod TC field has been strong this season! It probably did not go unnoticed that a certain past national champion was watching from the sidelines with a spanking new TC looking nearly track ready. Maybe he shows up at the next race?

Formula One: McMullen came back strong for this round of racing, showing the way in the quals and taking the main with a breakaway drive. Russ and Hawley gave the fans a battle to watch in the main. I will say that Hawley has stepped it up lately and has a good looking car.

Stock Touring: Sam and Donny have been going at it in Stock TC this season, with Sam previously showing dominant speed. But Donny evidently had enough of the Forbes-style beat down and showed up with a fast car and a winning approach to take the TQ, by 3-thousandths! and the main win. But let's be clear, Sam was right there until the very end. I suspect this battle will continue in future outings.

Modified 1/12th: A small but fast threesome of Bodine, Stuart, and myself took on the 8 minutes of madness that is Mod 1/12th. Brian and I were on fast 49s at an 01 and 02 respectively, with Stuart not far off at an 07. That's as fast as any of us has ever run. In the main, I enjoyed a brilliant car and put in a patient steady drive, picked off Brian at about the one-third mark, and never looked back. The three of us now just have to break the 50-lap threshold to enter the rarefied realm that Harbke lives in. I think we can do it!

Next weekend is the Big Chill up in Chilliwack, BC. It's a great race hosted by Overgeared Racing, which members are long-time friends of this club. Many of us will be in attendance. If you're looking for a good three-day with competitive fields and a wallet-friendly exchange rate, this is the race to attend!

Results attached.
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Q1 28Oct2017.pdf (264.7 KB, 55 views)
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Q2 28Oct2017.pdf (271.1 KB, 54 views)
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Q3 28Oct2017.pdf (270.1 KB, 83 views)
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Mains 28Oct2017.pdf (235.3 KB, 118 views)
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