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Friday, March 20, 2015

March 14 Points Race #1 Report

There was a very good turnout with a full complement of ten (10) cars were on hand for Points Race #1 the second race of the 2015 Season. The temperature was fantastic in the upper 70’s.

Cliff Scales had a new driver ride with him to the track and everyone welcomed Evan Bernard to the Lagoon Park Raceway. Evan had only ran once before at the Winter Nationals and he got out on the track and ran in the 6.6 range in practice which is very fast for a limited experienced driver in ¼ Scale. His fastest lap was 6.455 seconds in Heat #1 very respectable. Great Job Evan.

For the 2nd race we continued our preparation for the QSAC NCS#1 on April 24th-25th and we ran a timed qualifying session. The upgraded software has a great feature which will list the fastest lap of each driver LIVE on one screen which is great and we found out one way to print the screen is to use the “PRT SC” button which in Windows 8 autosaves the screen to the Pictures Folder under This PC directory.

The top 3 in Timed Qualifying were 1st Scott Harper (TNT) @ 6.167 seconds (Bonus Point), 2nd David Popham (Lightning) @ 6.207 and 3rd Jerry Evans (TNT) @ 6.314 seconds. 

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Group 1 Heat #1 Racers were James Adamson, Cliff Scales, “Fast” Eddie McCray, Wayne Rogers and Evan Bernard.

James Adamson would DNS.

Winner of the Heat was Wayne Rogers in a Lightning, 2nd Cliff Scales, 3rd Eddie McCray, 4th Evan Bernard and 5th James Adamson.

Lap Leaders:
Cliff Scales 1-12
Wayne Rogers 13-50
Fast Lap of the Heat – Cliff Scales (TNT) in 6.379 seconds.

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Group 2 Heat #1 Racers were Scott Harper, David Popham, Jerry Evans, Mike Clark and Eddie Dunn.

Winner of the Heat was Scott Harper in a TNT, 2nd Jerry Evans, 3rd David Popham, 4th Eddie Dunn, and 5th Mike Clark.

Lap Leaders:
Scott Harper 1-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Scott Harper (TNT) in 6.189 seconds.

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Group 1 Heat #2 Racers were inverted and had Evan Bernard on Pole.

Winner of the Heat was Wayne Rogers in a Lightning, 2nd James Adamson, 3rd Eddie McCray, 4th Evan Bernard and 5th Cliff Scales.

Lap Leaders:
Evan Bernard 1-4, 8-9
Cliff Scales 5-7, 10-20
Wayne Rogers 21-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Wayne Rogers (Lightning) in 6.531 seconds.

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Group 2 Heat #2 Racers were inverted and had Eddie Dunn on Pole.

Winner of the Heat was Scott Harper in a TNT, 2nd Jerry Evans, 3rd Mike Clark, 4th David Popham, and 5th Eddie Dunn.

Lap Leaders:
Eddie Dunn 1-6
Jerry Evans 7-17
Scott Harper 18-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Scott Harper (TNT) in 6.039 seconds.

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Group 1 Heat #3 Racers had James Adamson on Pole.

Winner of the Heat was Wayne Rogers in a Lightning, 2nd Cliff Scales, 3rd Eddie McCray, 4th James Adamson and 5th Evan Bernard DNS.

Lap Leaders:
James Adamson 1-2
Cliff Scales 3-17
Wayne Rogers 18-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – James Adamson (PRO1) in 6.421 seconds.

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Group 2 Heat #3 Racers had Scott Harper on Pole.

Winner of the Heat was Mike Clark in a TNT, 2nd Jerry Evans, 3rd David Popham, 4th Scott Harper and 5th Eddie Dunn.

Lap Leaders:
Scott Harper 1-36
Cliff Scales 37-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Scott Harper (TNT) in 6.028 seconds.

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B Main Racers were David Popham on Pole, James Adamson, Evan Bernard and Eddie Dunn. Three (3) of the drivers would Bump Up to the A Main.

James Adamson would drop out on Lap 19 leaving the other drivers in the Bump Up positions.

Winner of the B Main was David Popham in a Lightning, 2nd Eddie Dunn, 3rd Evan Bernard, and 4th James Adamson.

Lap Leaders:
David Popham 1-75

Fast Lap of the Heat – Eddie Dunn (Lightning) in 6.271 seconds.

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A Main lineup

1st – Wayne Rogers (Bonus Point for TQ)
2nd – Scott Harper
3rd – Jerry Evans
4th – Mike Clark
5th – Cliff Scales
6th – Eddie McCray
7th – David Popham (Bump Up)
8th – Eddie Dunn (Bump Up)
9th – Evan Bernard (Bump Up)

Wayne Rogers would lead the 1st Lap but got out of the grove and dropped back with Scott Harper taking the Lead.

Scott Harper pulled his car off the track on Lap 36 with servo issues finishing 9th and Jerry Evans would now be in 1st.

Eddie McCray would drop out on Lap 46 finishing 8th.

Jerry Evans would hold the lead at the hallway fuel stop at Lap 75, 2nd was Mike Clark, 3rd Cliff Scales, 4th David Popham, 5th Eddie Dunn, 6th Wayne Rogers, 7th Evan Bernard of the cars still on the track.

Biggest movers was David Popham 7th to 4th.

Jerry Evans would lead until Lap 93 where Cliff Scales took over 1st.
On Lap 100 there was a big shakeup and Mike Clark was 1st, David Popham 2nd, Eddie Dunn 3rd, Wayne Rogers 4th, Jerry Evans 5th, Cliff Scales 6th, and Evan Bernard 7th.

By Lap 110 Jerry Evans had moved back up to 2nd and started pushing hard to catch Mike Clark. Jerry pushed a little too hard and brought out the caution on 146.

There would be a Green – White – Checker Flag for the Win of the A Main.

The tension was high as there were still 5 Cars on the Lead Lap.

Mike Clark (TNT) held on for the Win of the Points Race #1 along with the Bonus Point for the Win by .333 seconds over 2nd Place David Popham (Lightning), 3rd was Eddie Dunn (Lightning) .821 back, 4th was Cliff Scales 1.810 back, 5th Jerry Evans 2.238 back, 6th Wayne Rogers, 7th Evan Bernard, 8th Eddie McCray, and 9th Scott Harper.

Biggest mover of the A Main was both David Popham 7th to 2nd, and Eddie Dunn 8th to 3rd.

Lap Leaders:

Wayne Rogers 1
Scott Harper 2-36
Jerry Evans 37-92
Cliff Scales 93-99
Mike Clark 100-150

Fast Lap of the A Main was Jerry Evans (TNT) in a time of 6.458 seconds.





Points Race #2 is 3/28/15 and is a Night Race with Qualifying set for 4:00 PM.