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Friday, September 25, 2015

September 12 Finale’ Points Race # 2 of 4 Report for the 2015 Track Championship

A good turnout for the Finale’ Points Race # 2 of 4. With the 4 PM Start the temperature was just perfect.

Would there be any changes in the points after today’s race was the big question on everybody’s mind.

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The top 3 in Sportsman Timed Qualifying were 1st James Adamson (Lightning – 1st ever Sportsman TQ) @ 6.251 seconds, 2nd Eddie McCray (TNT) @ 6.268 seconds and 3rd Jerry Evans (TNT) @ 6.285 seconds. Bonus Point for TQ of Timing Qualifying awarded to James Adamson.

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Sportsman Group 1 Heat #1 Racers were James Adamson, Eddie McCray, Jerry Evans, and Scott Harper.

Heat Results:
1st James Adamson (Lightning)
2nd Scott Harper – 0.833 back
3rd Jerry Evans
4th Eddie McCray

Lap Leaders:
James Adamson 1-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – James Adamson (Lightning) in 6.136 seconds.

James Adamson controlled the race thru out the entire 50 laps with only Scott Harper able to remain on the lead lap. A late caution on lap 33 tighten everything up but James stayed just ahead of Scott and hit all his marks to take the Heat Win.
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Sportsman Group 2 Heat #1 Racers were Wayne Rogers, Mike Clark, Eddie Dunn, and David Swearengin.

Heat Results:
1st Mike Clark (TNT)
2nd David Swearengin - 3.294 back
3rd Wayne Rogers – 4.308 back
3rd Eddie Dunn – DNS

Lap Leaders:
Wayne Rogers 1
Mike Clark 2-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – David Swearengin (TNT) in 6.268 seconds.

Mike Clark would quickly take the lead from Wayne Rogers and would hold a fairly comfortable time gap back to 2nd. Both David Swearengin and Wayne Rogers would run faster lap times but Mike had the most consistent times thru-out the entire 50 laps for the Heat Win. The race for 2nd was fun to watch as Wayne would get up to David and then David would pull slightly ahead each time.
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Sportsman Group 1 Heat #2 Racers were inverted and had Scott Harper on Pole as the field was inverted.

Heat Results:
1st James Adamson (Lightning)
2nd Scott Harper – 3.845 back
3rd Eddied McCray
4th Jerry Evans

Lap Leaders:
Scott Harper 1-33
James Adamson 34-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – James Adamson (Lightning) in 6.108 seconds.

Scott Harper would control most of this Heat as it took James Adamson some time to get thru traffic and then James had to run Scott down. It took 33 laps to do just that passing Scott cleanly coming out of turn 4. James would continue to pull away from Scott and take the Heat Win.
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Sportsman Group 2 Heat #2 Racers were inverted and had David Swearengin on Pole.
Heat Results:

1st Mike Clark (TNT)
2nd David Swearengin -0.803 back
3rd Wayne Rogers
4th Eddie Dunn


Lap Leaders:
David Swearengin 1-3
Mike Clark 4-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Mike Clark (TNT) in 6.323 seconds.
Mike Clark would quickly take the lead from David Swearengin but this time David Swearengin would keep closer to Mike but could not get a fender under Mike to make a pass. A late caution had the Heat finishing under Yellow Flag conditions with Mike Clark taking the Heat Win.
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Sportsman Group 1 Heat #3 Racers had James Adamson on Pole.
Heat Results:

1st Jerry Evans (TNT)
2nd Scott Harper – 4.294 back
3rd James Adamson
4th Eddie McCray


Lap Leaders:
James Adamson 1-3
Jerry Evans 4-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Scott Harper (TNT) in 6.145 seconds.

Evening started setting in and it was quite obvious James Adamson did not make the right changes for the new track conditions and quickly dropped from 1st to 4th. Jerry Evans went on to control this heat without too much pressure from Scott Harper.  James and Eddie would fight it out for 3rd & 4th position. Heat Win to Jerry Evans.
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Sportsman Group 2 Heat #3 Racers had Scott Wayne Rogers on Pole.
Heat Results:

1st Mike Clark (TNT)
2nd David Swearengin
3rd Wayne Rogers – 0.764
4th Eddie Dunn

Lap Leaders:
Wayne Rogers 1-3
David Swearengin 4-35
Mike Clark 36-50


Fast Lap of the Heat – Mike Clark (TNT) in 6.494 seconds.

David Swearengin took the lead early from Wayne Rogers and held that lead until lap 36 as Mike Clark’s setup took a while to come in and hook up.  Mike would then lap the field in the last 14 laps as both David Swearengin and Wayne Rogers cars went loose. The heat would finish under caution with Mike Clark taking the Heat Win.
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The Heats were tabulated and the B Main was set.
Sportsman B Main:

Pole – Jerry Evans
2nd – Wayne Rogers
3rd – Eddie McCray
4th – Eddie Dunn

Eddie McCray would go out on the 1st lap due to broken chassis and the other 3 drivers decided to stop at that point.

1st Jerry Evans (Bump Up)
2nd Wayne Rogers (Bump Up)
3rd Eddie Dunn (Bump Up)
4th Eddie McCray

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Sportsman A Main Lineup
Pole – Mike Clark (Bonus Point for TQ of Heats)
2nd – James Adamson
3rd – Scott Harper
4th – David Swearengin
5th – Jerry Evans
6th – Wayne Rogers
7th - Eddie Dunn

Eddie Dunn would drop out on lap 10 finished 7th.

Mike Clark would hold point for the first 13 laps where he gave up the lead to Scott Harper.

Scott Harper would lead until the half way full stop at lap 75.

Jerry Evans was the biggest mover making up 3 positions from 5th to 2nd.

Running order at halfway was 1st Scott Harper, 2nd Jerry Evans, 3rd Mike Clark, 4th Wayne Rogers, 5th James Adamson (missed the nighttime setup), 6th David Swearengin and off the track 7th was Eddie Dunn.

The balance of the race was Scott Harper almost dominating the race. Jerry Evans was just about 1/10th off of Scott’s pace with Mike Clark and Wayne Rogers fighting it out for 3rd and 4th.

Wayne kept the pressure on Mike Clark and it paid off as Mike spun on lap 141 and Wayne moved up to 3rd. There was a 5 lap shootout for the lead lap cars.

Everyone held their position until the end with Scott Harper taking the A Main Win.

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Finishing Order for Sportsman Main Finale Race # 2 of 4:

1st – Scott Harper (Bonus Point for Main Win)
2nd – Jerry Evans – 0.688 back
3rd - Wayne Rogers – 3.682 back
4th – Mike Clark – 4.337 back
5th – James Adamson
6th - David Swearengin
7th - Eddie Dunn

Lap Leaders:
Mike Clark 1-13
Scott Harper 14-150

Fast Lap of the Heat – Scott Harper (TNT) in 6.081 seconds.


To see the Point Standings for the Track Championship see:  http://www.lagoonparkraceway.org/p/2015-track-championship-points.html