Spring Series Race #2

Hosted by: Haywire Raceway


Modified podium

BBQ Feasting the Haywire Raceway
Haywire donned the chefís apron once again and grilled up a spread that left everyone gasping for the next burp! In addition to a racerís fare of burgers, coleslaw, and potato salad with all the trimminís and fixinís, Haywireís house specialty sesame seed marinated chicken draw raves from discriminating taste testers. And what beats a Haywire BBQ lunch? A Haywire BBQ dinner!

Revelation!
Despite a light turnout due to the long trek to Simi Valley for some and interference from cross-town traffic for others, the Speed Merchants racing action itself couldnít have been better. The Modified race was decided by two laps. The R/O race difference was one lap. And the Neo race runner-up was on the same lap as the winner. What was the revelation? We donít need no steenkiní turn marshals!

When you marshal your own car the old adage prevails: Dog bites man. First time dogís fault, second time manís fault. As the old Henny Youngman joke goes: "Doctor, it hurts when I do that." - "Well then donít do that!"

Post race analysis showed lap totals all within reach of Haywire Raceway track records. The consensus was that since the lap penalty risk for de-slotting is magnified, not having the luxury of turn marshals (to which everyone is accustomed) WILL make you a better driver whenever the situation arises.

There was one more revelation. We donít need no steenkiní lane stickers either!

CLICK HERE FOR HAYWIRE VIDEO OF THE R/O MAIN EVENT!!

R/O podium

Neo podium
Modified Main Event
Position Driver Heat1 Heat2 Heat3 Heat4 Heat5 Heat6 Total
1 Garry Haworth 58 74 70 65 74 65 406
2 Doug Shepard 70 59 77 54 71 73 404
3 Tony Ruiz 76 56 35 52 42 36 297
4 Mike Low 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I Got Beat By What?

Modified

Chassis

Fr End

Rr Tires

Arm

Wind

Mtr Mags

Trac Mags

Gears

Ratio

Control

Garry Haworth

P2

P2

Quicker

P2

P2

P2

Phase II

P2/BSRT

7/22

DR-40

Doug Shepard

P2

P2

Wizzard

P2

P2

P2

Phase II

P2

7/22

DR-40

Tony Ruiz

P2

BSRT

BSRT

BSRT

BSRT

P2

Phase II

BSRT

7/22

Slottech

Mike Low

P2

Slottech

Zone 2

BSRT

P2

P2

Phase II

Quicker

7/22

Trinity

R/O Main Event
Position Driver Heat1 Heat2 Heat3 Heat4 Heat5 Heat6 Total
1 Ben Vasquez Sr. 76 76 75 77 78 73 455
2 Doug Shepard 65 77 84 80 70 78 454
3 Ben Vasquez Jr. 52 75 76 71 60 47 381
4 Tony Ruiz 69 27 0 31 57 56 240
I Got Beat By What?

R/O

Chassis

Fr End

Rr Tires

Arm

Wind

Mtr Mags

Trac Mags

Gears

Ratio

Control

Ben Vasquez

Panther

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

35.5

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

8/27

Cidex

Doug Shepard

Panther

BSRT

Wizzard

Slottech

D38

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

8/27

DR-40

Benito Vasquez

Panther

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

35.5

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

8/27

Cidex

Tony Ruiz

Panther

BSRT

BSRT

BSRT

D38

BSRT

Slottech

BSRT/Wiz

8/27

Slottech

Neo Main Event
Position Driver Heat1 Heat2 Heat3 Heat4 Heat5 Heat6 Total
1 Ben Vasquez Sr. 89 91 87 96 89 87 539
2 Ben Vasquez Jr. 80 94 94 86 92 93 539
3 Tony Ruiz 90 76 96 96 77 90 525
4 Doug Shepard 44 75 81 68 67 78 413
5 Garry Haworth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I Got Beat By What?

Neo

Chassis

Fr End

Rr Tires

Arm

Wind

Mtr Mags

Trac Mags

Gears

Ratio

Control

Ben Vasquez

Panther

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

34.5

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

8/27

Cidex

Benito Vasquez

Panther

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

34.5

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

8/27

Cidex

Tony Ruiz

Panther

BSRT

BSRT

BSRT

34

BSRT

Slottech

BSRT

7/24

Slottech

Doug Shepard

Panther

BSRT

Slottech

Slottech

33.5

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

8/27

DR-40

Garry Haworth

Panther

BSRT

Slottech

Slottech

34

Slottech

Slottech

Slottech

8/27

DR-40

Hot Stock Arms Are Hawt!
Speed Merchants
General Rule #7 has been revised for clarification: "Only narrow gap, folded tab Mabuchi armatures are allowed." "Folded tab" refers to the original state of manufacture and is intended to preclude dewinding or rewinding. Commercially available Hot Stock arms from Wizzard and BSRT have stock folded tabs. What about grinding the stacks? Commercially available Hot Stock arms from Wizzard and BSRT do not have ground stacks.

Come and race you fool!!  Now Thatís Progress!

The Progressive Enduro scheduled for Saturday April 1 (no April Fool!) at Ruiz Raceway is a special non-points event for Speed Merchants members. Driving assignments are left to the individual team members for maximum scheduling convenience and personal comfort. Get your two man team reservations in to Tony Ruiz today!

An Enduro you say? Theyíre boring! Well, rather than use gimmicks like dark racing to keep things interesting, the Progressive Enduro winner must excel in three different sprint races to win overall. The staggered class heat lengths reduce the chance that a team will back in by doing well in only one class. And lest we forget, each Speed Merchants class is "progressively" faster than the last!

The Personal Touch
Speed Merchants membership also includes a personalized plastic laminated Lane Change Card that is business card sized for ease of use.


LANE CHANGE CARD
Ben Vasquez Jr.

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