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2nd Annual Special Operations Warrior Foundation 500 11/14/15 Results and Race Report

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Special Operations Warrior Foundation Newsletter



November 14th 2nd Annual Special Operations Warrior Foundation 500 (SOWF 500)

After lunch the cars were put on the track for the Parade of Cars. Always love seeing all the cars on the track at the same time.

The Best of Show was presented by Team Coyote (Tim Smith and Scott Harper) and they had a tough decision to make.

After due diligence Team Coyote presented the Best of Show award to Mr. Joe Depinto. And his great looking car which included a lowered window net and an actual racing Driver Figure inside!

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Format for the SOWF 500

Timed Qualifying by Groups 5 Minutes in length

Heats 50 Laps – 2 Rounds – Field Inverted in Round #2 

B Main 75 Laps – Lucky Dog in play if not 3 laps down – Top 4 Bump up to A Main
Pill Draw for balance of racers not Bumping Up for the 11th starting position in the A Main

SOWF 500 A Main – 500 Laps – Fuel Stops every 75 laps – Lucky Dog in Play if not 3 laps down – Top 4 cars impounded – Provisional Winners car to be Teched  and if passed results are Official – No engine teardown.
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Timed Qualifying
Sportsman
1
Jerry Evans
6.061
2
Kevin McDougald
6.124
3
Tom Standridge
6.201
4
Tim Smith
6.228
5
Scott Harper
6.231
6
James Adamson
6.379
7
Mike Clark
6.382
8
David Popham
6.398
9
Cliff Scales
6.399
10
David Swearengin
6.402
11
Wayne Rogers
6.406
12
Joe Depinto
6.412
13
Eddie Dunn
7.121
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Sportsman Heat 1 Group 1
Finish
Driver
Q#
Laps
Behind
FL
T15
1
Jerry Evans
1
50
-
6.164
6.271
2
Tim Smith
2
50
5.659
6.281
6.417
3
Mike Clark
3
49
6.393
6.484
4
DavidSwearengin
4
45
6.655
6.821
5
Eddie Dunn
5
DNS
-

Lap Leaders:
Jerry Evans 1-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Jerry Evans (TNT) in 6.164 seconds.

Jerry Evans would led all 50 laps of the Heat and had the Heat totally under his control thru-out the Heat. The Heat results stayed exactly as they qualified with only Tim Smith and Mike Clark passing each other a couple of times.  

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Sportsman Heat 1 Group 2
Finish
Driver
Q#
Laps
Behind
FL
T15
1
Scott Harper
2
50
-
6.049
6.105
2
KevinMcDougald
1
50
1.422
6.041
6.118
3
David Popham
3
50
7.034
6.103
6.264
4
Wayne Rogers
4
47
6.194
6.398

Lap Leaders:
Kevin McDougald 1 – 17
Scott Harper 18-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Kevin McDougald (TNT) in 6.041 seconds.

This was the Kevin McDougald and Scott Harper show. Kevin would led the 1st 17 laps of the Heat until Scott Harper would pass him for the lead when Scott was able to get a nose under Kevin and would take the position. Kevin would drop right behind Scott and kept continuous pressure on Scott.

Scott would only break away a little over the last 5 laps where he ran his fastest lap and at the same time Kevin handling went away a little. Comparing the Fast Lap and the Top 15 Lap times between the two and there was only a 1/100 of a second difference between the two.

David Popham finished 3rd on the lead lap being about a 1/10 off of Scott’s and Kevin’s time.

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Sportsman Heat 1 Group 3
Finish
Driver
Q#
Laps
Behind
FL
T15
1
Tom Standridge
1
50
-
6.113
6.192
2
Joe Depinto
4
50
0.326
6.069
6.187
3
James Adamson
2
49
6.315
6.374
4
Cliff Scales
3
48
6.172
6.379

Lap Leaders:
Tom Standridge 1 – 50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Joe Depinto in 6.069 seconds.

Tom Standridge would led all 50 laps of the Heat, but Joe Depinto found some speed he did not show during Timed Qualifying and moved up to 2nd by lap 12. Then Joe would catch up to Tom and made several attempts to try to get under Tom and complete the pass but to no avail and would finish just 0.326 seconds behind Tom Strandridge who took the win.  Another fun and exciting Heat to watch like the one before.

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All of the second rounds of the Heats would have the Field Inverted.

Sportsman Heat 2 Group 1
Finish
Driver
Q#
Laps
Behind
FL
T15
1
Jerry Evans
1
50
-
6.088
6.205
2
Mike Clark
3
50
0.272
6.208
6.285
3
Tim Smith
2
50
0.537
6.186
6.294
4
DavidSwearengin
4
47
-
6.483
6.666
5
Eddie Dunn
5
47
0.315
6.332
6.672

Lap Leaders:
Eddie Dunn 1-5
Mike Clark 6-33
Jerry Evans 34-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Jerry Evans in 6.088 seconds.

Eddie Dunn would led the 1st 5 laps where Mike Clark would take the position. Jerry Evans had moved from 5th to 2nd by lap 9 and would set his eyes on trying to catch Mike Clark. It took some time for Jerry to get by Mike Clark as Mike had found some speed that he did not have in the 1st Heat. Jerry finally made the pass on lap 34 and would go on to take the Heat Win which finished under caution.

Tim Smith would finish on the lead lap to take 3rd.

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Sportsman Heat 2 Group 2
Finish
Driver
Q#
Laps
Behind
FL
T15
1
Scott Harper
2
50
-
6.058
6.151
2
KevinMcDougald
1
50
0.324
6.105
6.191
3
Wayne Rogers
3
49
6.295
6.436
4
David Popham
4
48
6.354
6.509

Lap Leaders:
Wayne Rogers 1-16
Kevin McDougald 17-45
Scott Harper 46-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Scott Harper in 6.058 seconds.

Wayne Rogers held the lead for the first 16 laps where he got caught up in an accident.
Kevin McDougald would then move up to 1st and it was then Kevin and Scott show again. Scott was very patient and moved up right behind Kevin – nose to tail at lap 28.  Could Scott make the pass? The question was answered on lap 46 very late in the race before Scott could get under Tom and hold his car down thru turns 3 -4.

Kevin would not give up and closed back up behind Scott but would not be able to make a move and finished just 0.324 seconds behind Scott Harper who took the Heat Win. This group had produced some great racing to watch.

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Sportsman Heat 2 Group 3
Finish
Driver
Q#
Laps
Behind
FL
T15
1
Joe Depinto
4
50
-
6.362
6.491
2
Tom Standridge
1
50
0.237
6.184
6.447
3
James Adamson
2
50
3.765
6.384
6.536
4
Cliff Scales
3
50
6.575
6.428
6.649

Lap Leaders:
Joe Depinto 1-50

Fast Lap of the Heat – Tom Standridge in 6.184 seconds.

Joe Depinto would led all 50 laps of the Heat for the Win. It was not a total domination as this was the only Heat of the day where all the racers finished on the lead lap and was actually a very competitive Heat.  Tom Standridge made a late lap charge and would fall just short and finish 0.237 seconds behind Joe for 2nd the closest finish of the day. James Adamson and Cliff Scales would round out the racers on the lead lap.

Both of the Heats of this Group were the most competitive of the day as far as difference between 1st and 2nd with long green flag racing to finish the Heats. 1st Heat Tom Standridge won by 0.326 seconds and in the 2nd Heat Joe Depinto won by 0.237 seconds – very exciting!

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After the Heats were tabulated the Mains were set up.

The Top 6 that automatically went into the A Main were 1st Jerry Evans, 2nd Scott Harper, 3rd Tom Standridge, 4th Joe Depinto, 5th Kevin McDougald, and 6th Tim Smith.

The B Main would have Mike Clark on pole, James Adamson 2nd, David Popham 3rd, Wayne Rogers 4th, Cliff Scales 5th, David Swearengin 6th and Eddie Dunn 7th.

The Top 4 would Bump Up to the A Main and then a pill draw would be used for the 11th entry to the A Main from the balance of those who did not Bump Up.

Sportsman B Main - Finishing Order
Finish
Driver
Q#
Laps
Behind
FL
T15
1
Mike Clark
1
75
-
6.117
6.204
2
Wayne Rogers
4
75
2.391
6.275
6.359
3
David Popham
3
75
3.215
6.271
6.341
4
Cliff Scales
5
74
6.297
6.413
5
David Swearengin
6
73
6.371
6.516
6
Eddie Dunn
7
7
6.794
-
7
James Adamson
2
DNS

Lap Leaders:
Mike Clark 1-75

Fast Lap of the Heat – Mike Clark in 6.117 seconds.

Mike Clark would led all 75 laps of the Heat for the Win as he continued to find speed running his best times of the day and Bump Up to the A Main. Joining him was Wayne Rogers who would be the biggest mover going from 4th to 2nd finishing on the lead lap Bumping Up, also Bumping Up was David Popham who was also finished on the lead lap. Taking the last Bump Up Spot was Cliff Scales finishing 4th.

The Pill Draw was awarded to David Swearengin Bumping Up to the A Main in the 11th starting position.

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Staring Positions for the A Main for the SOWF 500
1st          Jerry Evans
2nd        Scott Harper
3rd         Tom Standridge
4th         Joe Depinto
5th         Kevin McDougald
6th         Tim Smith
7th         Mike Clark
8th         Wayne Rogers
9th         David Popham
10th       Cliff Scales
11th       David Swearengin

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500 Laps is a long race and can be a war of attrition and patience.

Sportsman A Main - Finishing Order
Finish
Driver
Q#
Laps
Behind
FL
T15
1
Scott Harper
1
500
-
6.124
6.226
TNT
2
David Popham
9
500
0.928
6.271
6.332
Lightning
3
Tom Standridge
3
500
1.201
6.151
6.225
TNT
4
Wayne Rogers
8
499
6.462
6.587
5
Joe Depinto
4
492
6.186
6.296
6
Tim Smith
6
359
6.109
6.329
7
Mike Clark
7
350
6.215
6.289
8
Kevin McDougald
5
313
6.126
6.232
9
Jerry Evans
2
232
6.248
6.331
10
David Swearengin
11
153
6.451
6.667
11
Cliff Scales
10
5
7.541
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Lap Leaders:
Jerry Evans 1-89
Kevin McDougald 90-309
Mike Clark 310-350
Scott Harper 351-500

Fast Lap of the Main – Tim Smith in 6.109 seconds on lap 34.

Jerry Evans would retain 1st place at the 1st 75 Lap Fuel Stop, 2nd Kevin McDougald (biggest mover), 3rd Tom Standridge, 4th Mike Clark, 5th Joe Depinto, 6th David Popham, 7th Scott Harper, 8th Tim Smith, 9th Wayne Rogers, 10th David Swearengin, and retired from race Cliff Scales 11th at lap 5.

Jerry Evans would hold 1st until lap 90 where Kevin McDougald took over 1st during green flag racing. At the Fuel Stop on Lap 150 the running order was 1st Kevin McDougald, 2nd Jerry Evans, 3rd Mike Clark, 4th Joe Depinto, 5th Scott Harper (Biggest mover this section), 6th Tim Smith, 7th David Popham, 8th Tom Standridge, 9th Wayne Rogers, and 1oth David Swearengin.

Kevin McDougald would continue to lead at the Fuel Stop at lap 225, 2nd Jerry Evans, 3rd Mike Clark, 4th Scott Harper, 5th Joe Depinto, 6th Tom Standridge (Biggest mover this section), 7th David Popham, 8th Tim Smith, 9th Wayne Rogers, 10th retired from race David Swearengin at lap 153.

Again Kevin McDougald would continue to hold 1st place firmly at the next Fuel Stop at lap 300. 2nd was Mike Clark, 3rd Scott Harper, 4th Joe Depinto, 5th Tom Standridge, 6th Tim Smith (Biggest mover this section), 7th David Popham, 8th Wayne Rogers and 9th retired from race Jerry Evan on lap 232 getting caught up in an accident.

Kevin McDougald held 1st until lap 309 when he was involved in an accident and would retire from race on lap 313. Mike Clark took over 1st.

Mike looked to have a very solid car but he became the 2nd leader to go out in an accident on lap 350 where he retired from the race, which moved Scott Harper to 1st. Tim Smith would retire from race on lap 359 due to an accident.

Running order at the Fuel Stop at lap 375 was 1st Scott Harper, 2nd Joe Depinto, 3rd Tom Standridge, 4th David Popham (Biggest mover this section), 5th Wayne Rogers, 6th Tim Smith retired from race lap 359, 7th Mike Clark retired from race lap 350, and 8th Kevin McDougald retired from race lap 313. This section was where the attrition was the heaviest due to accidents.

Scott Harper would run his fast lap of the A Main on lap 423 with a time of 6.124 and he would continue in 1st thru the next Fuel Stop at lap 450, 2nd Joe Depinto, 3rd Tom Standridge, 4th David Popham, and 5th Wayne Rogers. No changes in the running order. This left a 50 lap shootout for the A Main Win of the SOWF 500.

Tom Standridge would run his fastest lap of 6.150 on lap 486 and was trying to make his move up the standings. Joe Depinto got caught up in an accident while he was raced by others for position and went into the fence hard which caused him to retire from the race at lap 492.
A late race caution on lap 497 put the race under yellow and the positions were frozen as the SOWF 500 would finish under yellow.

Winner of the 2nd Annual SOWF 500 was Scott Harper (repeat winner from last year’s SOWF 500).


2nd with 500 laps was David Popham.



3rd with 500 laps was Tom Standridge.




The top 4 cars were impounded and Scott Harper’s car was Teched and it pass inspection thus making the results official.

Thanks to everyone involved in making the SOWF 500 a success especially those who traveled to attend.

Let’s make this race grow and be bigger than the BHASC that the SOWF 500 replaced.

A Very Special Thanks to J. R. Hatley of Show Time Graphics for the SOWF 500 Trophy!!





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