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Friday 8-27-04

Sprint Car

 Reported at 2:30 PM:

Fridays' sprint practice went well with Tracy setting fast time at 25.436 -141.532 MPH. Qualifying will be at 4:30, lets hope we are still fast !

Silver Crown

The Silver Crown car is fast as well, in first practice Eric had fast time with a 26.767 at 134.494 MPH. We have some concerns with the motor but we have until Saturday to work them out.

Sprint Qualifying Results  5:30PM:

New Track Record !

Tracy set quick time with a lap of 25.291 -  142.343MPH breaking the track record. The feature will be run on Saturday with the 69 car on the pole !

Saturday Morning Update 9:15

Silver Crown practice for today's qualifying session is now complete. The car and motor are still fast with a best lap of 26.634 - 135.161 MPH. The motor still has some problems when it gets hot. The decision has been made to leave it in for qualifying and then possibly change it for the race on Sunday. Hopefully this motor will get us on the front row for the feature.

Silver Crown Qualifying  10:00

Our early qualifying spot turned out to be a disadvantage with all the IRL rubber on the track from their practice.  Eric turned a best lap of 26.991 - 133.378 for a starting position of 12th for tomorrow's race. With passing being difficult here Eric will need some good breaks in the race.

Sprint Car Practice 1:30PM

With race fuel load and set up the car preformed well still fast at 25.970 - 138.621. Race will be run about 3:45 after IRL practice.

Sprint Car Feature "Victory"

It was a flag to flag victory, but not without some suspense! With 3 restarts and arch rival Dave Steele on your tail, your job is not easy. The last restart was the scariest as Dave closed in on the first turn, but Tracy closed the door and took off on the back stretch and widened his lead.  Most of the race Tracy maintained a 4 second lead as he navigated one of the toughest tracks on the USAC Schedule. Its a little sad that a track with the character of this one may close its doors forever.

Sunday Silver Crown

Morning Practice 10:30

With the chevy motor back in the car, lap times were still competitive. We were 11th quick at 131.372. With a 100 lap feature we have a shot, a lot can happen and Eric was pretty happy with the set-up. Will report again after the Feature.

9th Place finish in Silver Crown Feature

Eric patiently advanced the 69 car to 7th place in the first half of the 100 lapper. Later as the fuel load went down he was forced to give up a few positions and finished the race in 9th. Not what you hope for, but not bad considering the engine change. Look for more photos and a weekend wrap-up early next week.

More Photos !


Sprint Feature

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Thanks to Steve Snoopy and Greg Gage for their contributions