Delaware Tonight....Hoping for Another Win
Modified Heads To Delaware Speedway
On July 26th of 2013 we had our only checkers of the season, driving his Pro 4 Outlaw Modified. It was an awesome night for me and my crew pictured here, Matt, Cheryl and Don......We will try to repeat this night win with our OSCAAR Modified and my crew and I are pumped......A bonus tonight is the ISMA Super Modified and we're looking forward to see them race and very proud to be on the same card with those rockets....hope to see my friends and fans at Delaware this evening....weather looks good.
Podium Finish 3rd In A Row
Ashley McCubbin Photo
Terry Baker Wins Feature...Declines Tech....Get's DQ But Keeps The Win...We Finish 3rd....WHAT???
We raced hard on Sunday at Kawartha Speedway and got beat by the #26 of Terry Baker and #77 Chad Strawn. During this photo shoot, the driver of the #26 told Chad and I he was illegal and wouldn't be going through tech. We found out later, he had an illegal transmission. I thought we would move up, and was kind of taken back when I heard the #26 keeps the win. I don't agree with that, but it's the rule and could only be changed next year. I think it's one thing to be deemed illegal at tech and keep the win but lose points and money, but he knew he was illegal before the race and therefore should not qualify for the win. Anyway, as of today, we finished 3rd and Chad 2nd.......it was still a great run for our team and we hold on to 3rd place in the points, maybe padding our lead over 4th just a little.......next race is Friday at Delaware Speedway.
Peterborough Heat Win August 2nd
Dan Little Photo
Third Checker In 8 Days......Two In The Modified, One In The Late Model.....Nice
Wow, win #4 this year, and three of them in the Modified, and within a week. It sure felt good to hold the checker again. We won 2 races last year, and 3 the year before. It's been 4 seasons since we won 4 races, 2011. In 2008 we won 5. This was a great win for us, in a very competitive field of cars. We finished 5th in the next heat and had a 4th in the feature, making this an awesome night for Marty and I, and our team in general, an awesome points night. The race had everything, and I will write about it on Diary of a Season 2014 on Tuesday.........On Saturday July 26th we began a short but grinding schedule of 5 races nights within 9 days. The journey began at Flamboro in the Late Model on July 26th the APC 100, where we blew the engine. Then we headed for Sauble on July 27th for the Rick Woolner Memorial in the Modified. We picked up an engine for the Late Model just outside of Sauble, thanks to Jason Legge. We installed the engine on July 28th. Then headed for Sauble on July 29th to do a show at the Beach, and then another show July 30th at a Quik Lube, both to promote the Dash for Cash at Sauble Speedway in the Late Model July 30th. During the Wednesday night race we broke the rack and pinion main body and internal parts. On Thursday July 31st we put out the need for the rack and in a short time got word of a rack for sale and picked it up in New Market thanks to Derrick Tiemersma. On Friday August 1st I installed the rack and had help from Ron Easton with the bump steer later in the evening. On August 2nd we raced at Peterborough and the saga finished on August 3rd in the Late Model at Sunset Speedway. Our team had never done a string like that ever, not 5 races and 2 shows in 9 nights. I know, that was crazy, but during that run, we got 3 wins, and that was awesome..........I want to thank Marty Hagen who was incredible, being with me for every race and show, as well as helping with the engine. He was my only crew member for all of this journey. Our regular crew made the July 27th race, and then many were on holidays after that. It was tough at times, but we got through it no problem........thanks to Dan Little for this awesome picture.......our next race is Saturday August 9th, Family Faith Night at Sunset, then on Sunday we head to Kawartha Speedway for the OSCAAR Modified rain date race from July 13th.....We have raced 21 nights so far this year, and have lots to do still.......thanks for visiting our site.
Sauble Speedway Heat Win
Dave Franks Photo
First Late Model Heat Win In 2 Years
Heat Win Sauble Speedway
Tw Robarts Photo
First Late Model Checker In Two Years
The last heat race we won in a Late Model was at Sunset in 2012. The next year we couldn't keep up to any of the big HP Limited Late's. Even at Sauble most every car is running a built engine, but we were able to sneak one. It sure felt good to win. Last year we had 2 checkers, but not in our cars. This year so far we have 3 and this is the first in the Late Model. The car handled very well, we could have used more gear, and did put more in for the feature but still not enough. We also ran one new tire but overall our HP was down for sure. Our hope was to finish in the top 8. We had a crazy battle with Shawn McGlynn for most of the race, we passed each other a few times but in the end we got knocked slightly into the wall trying to squeeze through a wreck and finished 13th. He got wrecked as well but not sure if it was in the same one that we were in. Our car needed a rack and we were fortunate to get one from Derrick Tiemersma......I am trying to get a good picture of this win, but so far no luck, when I do I will post it......this weekend we have a double header. We will be running Peterborough in the Mod on Saturday with OSCAAR and the Late Model at Sunset on Sunday.