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Saturday, August 01, 2015

July 25 Points Race #6 & Dual Main Makeup for Rained Points Race #5 Report

A good turnout for this Points Race #6. It was to be a long day with a Dual Main to makeup a rained out Points Race # 5. There were (9) racers present for the race day starting at 3:00pm. It was still HOT with temperature in the mid-90s.

The format would be the normal procedure for the heats and Points Race #6 Main and then there would be a 2nd Main for making up the rained out Points Race #5 with the field being inverted from the results of the first Main. Points will be separate for each Main. The only lost points will be the two (2) of the three (3) Bonus points from the rained out Main. The winner of the second Main will collect that Bonus Point.
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The top 3 in Sportsman Timed Qualifying were Jerry Evans (TNT) @ 6.048 seconds, 2nd James Adamson (Lightning) @ 6.223 and 3rd “Fast” Eddie McCray (TNT) @ 6.306 seconds. Bonus Point for TQ of Timing Qualifying awarded to Jerry Evans.

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Sportsman Group 1 Heat #1 Racers were Jerry Evans, James Adamson, Eddie McCray, David Swearengin, and Cliff Scales.

Heat Results:
1st Jerry Evans (TNT)
2nd James Adamson – 5.721 back
3rd Cliff Scales
4th David Swearengin
5th Eddie McCray

Lap Leaders:
Jerry Evans 1-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Jerry Evans (TNT) in 6.094 seconds.

Jerry Evans controlled the race thru out the entire 50 laps with only James Adamson able to remain on the lead lap as Jerry got faster and faster as the heat went on running his fast lap on Lap 49 as he did not crack into the 6.1 times until lap 38.
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Sportsman Group 2 Heat #1 Racers were Mike Clark, Wayne Rogers, Eddie Dunn, and Mike Carrigg.

Heat Results:
1st Mike Clark (TNT)
2nd Wayne Rogers – 2.009 back
3rd Eddie Dunn
4th Mike Carrigg

Lap Leaders:
Mike Clark 1-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Eddie Dunn (Lightning) in 6.371 seconds.

Mike Clark would control this race but Wayne Rogers would keep him in his sight, but could never get a fender under Mike to able make a pass and finished 2nd.
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Sportsman Group 1 Heat #2 Racers were inverted and had Cliff Scales on Pole as the field was inverted.

Heat Results:
1st Jerry Evans (TNT)
2nd James Adamson – 1.212 back
3rd Cliff Scales – 4.569 back
4th Eddie McCray
5th David Swearengin – 0.933 back

Lap Leaders:
Cliff Scales 1-16
Jerry Evans 17-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Jerry Evans (TNT) in 6.125 seconds.

This was one of the best heats of the day from top to bottom as everyone ran fast times and it was only over the last few laps did anyone drop off the lead lap. The difference between 1st & 2nd was just 1.212 seconds after 50 laps. 4th & 5th finished with a difference of 0.933 seconds after 50 laps. The top 3 all ran 6.1s and 4th and 5th ran 6.2s.
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Sportsman Group 2 Heat #2 Racers were inverted and had Mike Carrigg on Pole.
Heat Results:

1st Mike Clark (TNT)
2nd Eddie Dunn -0.499 back
3rd Wayne Rogers -3.454 back
4th Mike Carrigg

Lap Leaders:
Mike Carrigg 1-2
Eddie Dunn 2-32
Mike Clark 33, 37-50
Wayne Rogers 34-36

Fast Lap of the Heat – Eddie Dunn (Lightning) in 6.262 seconds.

Very interesting heat to watch as everyone led a lap and from lap 32-37 there were 4 changes for the lead. Very exciting indeed. Eddie Dunn made a late run making up ground and actually ran his fastest lap on the last lap trying to catch back up to Mike Clark but would come up just short.
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Sportsman Group 1 Heat #3 Racers had Jerry Evans on Pole.

Heat Results:
1st Jerry Evans (TNT)
2nd James Adamson – 4.161
3rd Cliff Scales – 5.263
4th Eddie McCray
5th David Swearengin - DNS

Lap Leaders:
Jerry Evans 1-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Cliff Scales (TNT) in 5.996 seconds.

Again Jerry Evans would win the Heat, but Cliff Scales’ car starting working late in the heat and would run some very fast times and had fastest lap. James’ car got loose towards the end and Cliff had James in his sights. It just took too long for his car to get hooked up and could not make up the difference in time that both James and Jerry had built up earlier in the heat.
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Sportsman Group 2 Heat #3 Racers had Scott Mike Clark on Pole.
Heat Results:

1st Wayne Rogers (Lightning)
2nd Mike Clark – 0.409 back
3rd Mike Carrigg
4th Eddie Dunn

Lap Leaders:
Mike Clark 1-27
Wayne Rogers 28-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Mike Clark (TNT) in 6.292 seconds.

Mike Clark looked to have this heat under control but about half way the handling went away, and Wayne Rogers would take over 1st. About the same time Eddie Dunn had mechanical issues. Then Wayne’s handling went away also. The heat would finish under caution with Wayne taking the win.
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The Heats were tabulated and the Main for Points Race #6 was set.

Sportsman Main:
Pole – Jerry Evans (Bonus Point for TQ of Heats)
2nd – Mike Clark
3rd – James Adamson
4th – Wayne Rogers
5th – Cliff Scales
6th – Eddie Dunn
7th – Eddie McCray
8th - David Swearengin

Jerry Evans would lead until the half way full stop at lap 75.

James Adamson would move up to 2nd early and hold that position until lap 29 where he got caught up in the tail end of an accident and broke several body posts and would have to pull off the track several laps later and try to make repairs, he would return back to the race many laps down and finished 8th as no one else dropped out or lost enough laps.

Cliff Scales, who started 5th, showed some speed that he had picked up in heat #3 to move up to 2nd by the halfway fuel stop at lap 75. Tying Cliff for the biggest mover in the 1st 75 laps was Eddie McCray up from 7th to 4th.

Running order at halfway was 1st Jerry Evans, 2nd Cliff Scales, 3rd Mike Clark, 4th Eddie
McCray, 5th Wayne Rogers, 6th Eddie Dunn, 7th David Swearengin, and 8th James Adamson.

Jerry Evans would lead the balance of the laps for the Win of the Main and was really not threaten by anyone even though several of the drivers could run some of the same times as Jerry.

Wayne Rogers would run very consistent laps, stay out of trouble and with the help of a late race restart (which he is great at) would take home the 2nd position on a last lap pass and be the biggest mover in the 2nd 75 lap section moving up from 5th. Wayne is usually very good in the Mains because he is especially good at getting the most out of his car and finishing in the best position that his car will allow.

David Swearengin would run his Fastest Ever Lap at LPR on lap 110 in a time of 6.243 seconds.

Finishing Order for Points Race #6 Sportsman Main:

1st – Jerry Evans (Bonus Point for Main Win)
2nd – Wayne Rogers – 1.251
3rd – Mike Clark - 1.375
4th – Eddie McCray – 1.736  
5th – Cliff Scales – 3.386
6th – Eddie Dunn
7th – David Swearengin
8th - James Adamson

Lap Leaders:
Jerry Evans 1-150

Fast Lap of the Heat – Jerry Evans (TNT) in 6.121 seconds.



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For the 2nd of the two Mains which would be the Rain Makeup of Points Race#5 everyone was given 30 minutes to make adjustments, repairs and other necessary changes to their cars.

The lineup of the 2nd Main for Points Race #5 was an invert of the results from Main #1.

Pole - James Adamson
2nd - David Swearengin
3rd – Eddie Dunn
4th – Cliff Scales
5th – Eddie McCray
6th – Mike Clark
7th – Wayne Rogers
8th – Jerry Evans

James Adamson would lead the first 45 laps and set the early fast lap time, but while leading he spun by himself coming off the back stretch when he barely touched the grass just before making the turn into turn 3 and would give up the lead to Jerry Evans who had moved up from 8th to 2nd when James spun. James would be caught up in an accident caused by others a few laps later and would again break a body post for the 2nd time in a Main. James would be able to continue but with the body floating around he would have trouble running the lap times of the leaders.  

Jerry Evans would lead until the halfway point at lap 75 and was the biggest mover moving from 8th to 1st. Mike Clark was the next biggest mover from 6th to 3rd.

Cliff Scales who had moved up to 2nd set the Fast Lap time of the 1st half with a time of 6.272 seconds.

Running order at the halfway point was 1st Jerry Evans, 2nd Cliff Scales, 3rd Mike Clark, 4th Eddie Dunn, 5th Wayne Rogers, 6th James Adamson, 7th Eddie McCray and 8th David Swearengin who dropped out with handling issues on lap 61 and would finish 8th.

Jerry Evans would actually start running faster laps in the 2nd half of the race than he did in the 1st half and set the fast lap time of the Main on lap 128. He would lead all of the 75 laps in the 2nd half and a late race restart on lap 140 allowed Mike Clark to have a shot at Jerry, but Jerry pulled away by 1.014 seconds in those last 10 laps to take the Win of the Main and also collect the Bonus Point for the Main Win sweeping both Mains.

Finishing Order for Points Race #5 Sportsman Main:

1st – Jerry Evans (Bonus Point for Main Win)
2nd – Mike Clark – 1.014
3rd – Cliff Scales – 5.698
4th – Wayne Rogers – 6.966  
5th – James Adamson
6th – Eddie McCray
7th – Eddie Dunn
8th – Dunn David Swearengin

Lap Leaders:
James Adamson 1-45
Jerry Evans 46-150

Fast Lap of the Heat – Jerry Evans (TNT) in 6.199 seconds.
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Everyone at LPR would like to give a BIG THANKS to Mike Carrigg for all his work in running the Mains as he did a fantastic job.

These two races set the points for the Resort for the Four (4) Finale’ Races with Jerry Evans setting himself in 1st before and after the Resort with the Bonus Points that he has won separating 1st and 2nd by 10 points.


To see Points Totals, drops, eligible drivers for the Track Championship and the Resort Standing see  http://www.lagoonparkraceway.org/p/2015-track-championship-points.html