We had 15 racers make it out to the raceway for our Thursday night LMP racing. Up first in the “B” main it was Tim W who came away with the 1st heat as he had 43 laps on purple. It would be a close race between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as they were only separated by just 1 or 2 laps. At the halfway point Tim W had a 3 lap lead on Tim B but come the end of the 5th Tim W was within 2 laps of the leader. At the end of the 6th both the Tim’s were tied for the lead at 248 laps with Mike R just 1 lap back. Mike made his way to black in the 7th heat and had 44 laps moving him into 1st place with a 2 lap lead with just 1 heat to go. Mike would finish the final heat with a 4 lap lead over Tim W bringing his total to 335 laps. So the final for the “B” main came out like this; Mike R, Tim W, Tim B, Mike W, Walt, Steve, and Alex.
The 1st heat got underway and Bill V came away with the lead as he had 46 laps but had both Rick L and Tom S just 1 lap back. Rick moved into a tie with Bill at the end of the 2nd heat with 91 laps. It was during the 3rd that Rick took over the lead as he went ahead of Bill V by 2 laps. At the end of the 4th heat Bill T moved into a tie with the other Bill for 2nd place at 177 laps which was just 2 back of our leader. Jim L made his way to black for the 5th heat and had 46 laps moving him up to 2nd place just 1 back of leader Rick. Finding himself on red for the 6th heat, Rick would have 41 laps which wouldn’t be enough to remain in the lead. Jim L was now in 1st place with a 1 lap lead over Vic but it was looking good as Vic was charging for 1st place. They would move into a tie for the lead during the 7th heat at 312 laps and Bill V just 2 laps back. Bill V would turn the fastest lap of the night in the final heat as he had a 3.734 down on purple finishing with 47 laps which moved him into a tie for 1st with Vic. After it was all said and done it was Vic who came away with the win as the final came out like this; Vic, Bill V, Jim L, Rick, Tom, Bill T, Mike K, and Mike S.
We had 13 racers make it out for our Thursday night LMP racing here at BPR. Up first in the 6 man “B” main it was Tim B who jumped out to an early with 42 laps. He would remain 3 laps ahead of Tim W in the 2nd heat but during the 3rd Tim W would move into 1st place with just a 1 lap lead over the other Tim. Sammy would move into a tie for 1st with Tim W at 159 laps during the 4th heat. During the 5th heat Tim B regained the lead as Sammy and Tim W moved down to a tie for 2nd place. Sammy would come within 2 of Tim B during the 7th heat but in the end it was Tim B who came away with the win as he finished with 327 laps to Sammy’s 322 laps. The final for the “B” main come out to this; Tim B, Sammy, Tim W, Steve, Alex, and Russ.
Moving on to the “A” main where we had Mr. Bill take the 1st heat opening up with 46 laps on purple. Vic would take the 2nd heat with 45 laps on purple moving him into 1st place with a 3 lap lead over Bill V and Mike R who were tied for 2nd place. Tim H and Jim L moved into a tie for 2nd during the 3rd heat but they were now trailing Vic by 8 laps. During the 4th Tim H would take over 2nd place but he was trailing our leader by 9 laps now. Vic would remain 9 laps ahead during the 5th heat but come the end of the 6th Jim Lane would take over 2nd place and trailing Vic by 6 laps. Jim would come extremely close to catching Vic in the 7th as he came within 1 lap with just 1 heat to go. The 8th and final heat went to Bill Taylor who finished with 46 laps which moved him into a tie for 2nd place with Jim lane at 345 but ultimately it was Bill who came away with 2nd place leaving our final looking like this; Vic, Bill T, Jim, Tim, Mike R, Mike K, Bill V.
We were back to our normal looking turnout this week for our Thursday night group with 17 racers when it came time to begin. Last week Mike (Stu) Stuart made his return to Thursday night racing and took the “B” main so this week he was moved up to the A’s as he’s a veteran racer. The B’s got underway and this week Tom De got out to an early lead as he had 42 laps down on black leaving him 2 laps ahead of Tim W. It looks like Tom came off 1 too many times during the 2nd heat as he only had 38 laps on yellow which would cost him as Tim W moved into a tie with him for 1st place. During the 3rd we had Tim B make a jump from a tie for 2nd place into 1st as we had none of the 7 racers complete more than 40 laps. Tim B did the most with 39 laps on purple leaving him in 1st with a 2 lap lead over Sammy. Tim B would make his way to the dreaded black lane In the 4th and had a very hard time as he finished with 31 laps which wouldn’t be enough to hold on to the top spot as Sammy moved into the top spot with a 5 lap lead over Walt. Walt would move within 2 laps of Sammy during the 5th heat and come the end of the 6th Walt was able to catch Sammy and they were tied going into the 7th at 233 laps. Walt would move into the lead during the 7th heat and had a 2 lap lead going into the final heat. Walt would have to contend with the white lane for the final heat and he seemed to struggle as he finished with 36 laps. Sammy was just 1 lane over on green and had a solid finish as he had 41 laps leaving him 3 laps ahead of Walt giving him a 1st place finish with 311 laps. The final for the “B” main this week came out like this; Sammy, Walt, Tom, Tim W, Tim B, Steve, Super Joe, and Alex D.
Moving on to the 8 man “A” main where we had 7 of the 8 racers finish the 1st heat with 40+ laps. Vic was the one who came away with the most laps as he opened up with 46 laps but he had Stu and Bill V just 1 lap back to contend with so he couldn’t afford to slip up. Bill made his way to the white lane for the 2nd heat and had 40 laps moving him to a tie for 4th. Stu gained control of 2nd place but now had Tom S just 1 lap back in 3rd place. Vic jumped out to a 5 lap lead during the 3rd and remained there til the 7th heat, that’s when Stu was able to get 1 lap back from Vic and was now just 4 laps back with 1 heat to go. The final heat got underway and Stu was unable to catch Vic so it was Vic who came away with the win as he finished 7 laps ahead of Stu in 2nd place which left our final looking like this; Vic, Stu, Bill V, Mike R, Mike K, Russ, Jim L, and Tom S. Congrats to Stu on his 2nd place finish in the “A” main and maybe next week he’ll be able to beat out Vic for the top spot.
We had 12 racers here for our Thursday night LMP group which is slightly smaller than usual but we’ll take it as we had Stu here trying his luck with the LMP guys. Stu was put in the “B” main which consisted of just 5 guys this week. The race got underway it was the newbie Stu who got off to an early lead as he opened up with 41 laps leaving him just 1 lap ahead of Tim Wood in 2nd place. During the 2nd heat Tim W would catch Stu as he had 40 laps moving him into a tie for the lead at 80 laps. Stu would regain the lead in the 3rd as Tim W went back down to 2nd place just 1 lap back. Tim W would make his way to the black lane for the 4th heat and had just 38 laps while Tim B was just 1 lane over on purple and had 42 laps putting him into 2nd place just 1 lap ahead of the other Tim. Stu continued to pull away with the lead in the next few heats and come the end of the 7th heat he had an 11 lap lead over Tim B. In the end Stu finished 15 laps ahead of Tim B in 2nd place finishing with 335 laps and a fast lap of 3.898. The final for the “B” main come out like this; Stu, Tim B, Tim W, Walt, and Steve.
Moving on to the 7 man “A” main where this week we had both Bill and Jim Lane finish the 1st heat tied for the lead at 45 laps. The 2nd heat we had Tom S move ahead of Jim into 2nd place while Bill took over the lead with a 2 lap lead. Russ would take 3rd place from Jim during the 3rd heat while Tom and Bill moved into a tie for the lead at 133 laps. At the end of the 4th we had a 3-way tie for the lead between; Bill, Russ, and Tom at 176 laps. During the 5th it would move it would move to a 2-way tie lead between Russ and Bill as Tom moved down to 2nd place. Bill would regain the lead during the 6th as he went ahead of Russ by 3 laps with just 2 heats to go. The 7th heat went to Bill as he had a very good heat on purple finishing with 47 laps moving him up to a 9 lap lead over Russ. Jim Lane was in a tie for 3rd at the end of the 7th and had a great finished on yellow for the final heat. Bill would come away with the win as he finished with 359 laps with Jim Lane 7 laps back in 2nd place. The final played out like this; Bill, Jim, Mike, Russ, Bill T, Tim, and Tom. Congrats to Stu for his win in the “B” main and hope to see you all next week.
We had 13 racers here this week for Thursday night LMP racing. We had 8 men in the “B” main and just 5 in the “A”. Up first in the “B” main it was Tim B who got off to the best start opening up with 39 laps but he had both Steve and Sam close behind just 1 lap back at 38 laps. Tim would remain 2 laps ahead during the 2nd heat but come the 3rd heat Tim would gain another 2 laps as he went ahead of Sam by 4 laps. At the halfway point Tim went down to a 3 lap lead over Sam but for the remainder of the race Tim would continue building a lead and come the end of the 8th and final heat Tim was 8 laps ahead of Sam which brought his grand total to 312 laps. Sam came away with 2nd place as he had 304 laps and 3rd place went to Alex. Congrats to Alex as he’s been in our top 3 a lot lately, and let’s not forget he’s legally blind. Keep it going Alex.
Moving on to the “A” main where this week it was Mike K who jumped out to an early lead as he had 43 laps finishing just 1 lap ahead of Vic. It was during the 2nd heat that Vic made his way to black and had his fastest lap of the night. He had a solid 47 laps and a fast lap of 3.788 giving him the lead as he went ahead of Mike by just 1 lap. Vic would move to a 3 lap lead during the 3rd heat but the halfway point he had a solid 10 lap lead over Bill and Mike who were tied for 2nd place. Mike would take over 2nd place during the 5th as Bill had just 40 laps on red moving him down to 4th place. Jim Lane took over in 3rd place and would remain there til the final heat. In the end Bill would catch Jim in 3rd place and finish just 1 lap ahead of him taking home 3rd place finishing with 340 laps. Vic would come away with the win this week as he finished with 352 laps which was 6 laps ahead of our 2nd place finisher Mike k. The final for the “A” main came out like this; Vic, Mike, Bill, Jim, and Russ.
We had a smaller turnout last week for our Thursday night group with just 10 guy’s when it came time to begin racing. We had some computer issues so I am missing some of the paperwork for the heats but I will try my best. It was decided to do just one race consisting of 20 heats with just 4 guys on and the rest corner marshalling. The race got underway and come the end of the 2nd heat Mike K had a 2-lap lead over Jim Lane. For some reason I am missing the print outs for next 4 heats which brings us to the 7th heat where Russ was in the top spot at 169 laps. Russ would soon sit out in the 8th heat and good thing he did because Bill V owed the 8th as he had 46 laps on purple and had a fast lap of 3.788. At the end of the 9th Bill V was in 1st place at 172 laps, but he would soon sit out in the 10th and Vic was able to move into a tie with Bill V at 172 laps. It appeared that it was going to be a close finish as ; Vic, Bill, Tom, and Jim Lane were all right next to each other. Jim Lane and Tom finished tied for the lead at the end of the 11th heat at 216 laps. Jim Lane was down to his last 2 heats of the night and he had a strong finish which brought his total to 345 laps at the end of the 14th heat. Bill V picked up right where he left off in the 16th heat as he had 45 laps on black. He would finish strong in his closing 3 heats and come the end of the 19th heat Bill’s total came out to 347 laps. Both Tom and Vic were tied at the end of the 9th heat at 304 laps so they needed just 43 laps to tie Bill for 1st place. The always dominant Vic D would come away with the win as he finished 44 laps on yellow beating Bill by just 1 lap. Tom would finish with 43 laps, which tied Bill for 2nd place at 347 laps. In the end, it was Bill who came away with 2nd place which left our final looking like this; Vic, Bill, Tom, Jim, Tim, Russ, Tim B, Alex, Steve, and Mike K.
We had another great turnout this week for our Thursday night LMP racing as we had 17 guys when it came time to begin racing. We had 9 guys in the “B” main this week and 8 in the “A”s so it was shaping up to be an exciting night of racing. The “B” main got underway and it was Jim Fowler who came away with the lead at the end of the 1st heat as he opened up with 41 laps on purple. We had 2 racers tied for 2nd at 38 laps and another 2 guys tied for 3rd at 36 laps. Tim Wood would gain control of 2nd place during the 2nd heat as he went ahead of Walt by just 1 lap but Tim was still trailing the leader by 3 laps. It seemed like everyone had a difficult time in the 3rd except Tim B and Walt as they both had 41 laps. Walt’s 41 laps in the 3rd would move him up into 1st place giving him a 15 lap lead over Joe. Walt would make his way to the black lane in the 4th and had a close to perfect run as he had 43 laps and was now 22 laps ahead of Joe. Walt would remain in the lead but struggled in the 7th heat as he only had 28 laps on white, he went on to switch cars which caused him to be DQ’d from the race. Walt would return for the final heat as it came down to the wire between him and Tim B and believe or not it was Tim B who came away with the win as he beat out Walt by just 1 lap; 308 to 307. The final for the “B” main played out like this; Tim B, Walt, Sammy, Ernie, Joe, Steve, Tim W, Mike, and Jim.
Now moving on to the 8 man “A” main where 7 of the 8 racers opened up with 40+ laps in the 1st heat. Both Vic and Tom had 45 laps in the 1st heat leaving Bill just 1 lap back in 2nd place. During the 2nd heat Vic would move ahead of Tom by just 1 lap as he gained control of the lead. He would gain another lap in the 3rd as he now had a 2 lap lead, meanwhile Bill would move to 5th place as Russ had a nice 44 laps on purple moving him into 3rd place just 5 laps back of Vic. Russ would continue charging in the 4th and was able to move into a tie for 2nd place with Tom at 171 laps just 3 back of our leader. Jim Lane was in 3rd place just 4 laps back at the end of the 4th as he made his way to the black lane in the 5th. Jim would have a solid 45 laps in the 5th which bumped him up to 3-way tie for the lead at 215 laps with Russ and Vic. Jim would follow it up with 44 laps on yellow which was enough to take over the top spot leaving him just 1 lap ahead of Tom in 2nd place and 2 ahead of Vic. Tom would have his best heat of the night in the 7th as he had 46 laps on purple with a fast lap of a 3.836 which moved him ahead of Jim by 2 laps with just 1 heat to go. In the end it was Tom who came away with the win as he finished the night with 44 laps on black leaving him 2 laps ahead of Vic in 2nd place and 7 ahead of Jim. It was an eventful night of racing and our “A” main played out like this; Tom, Vic, Jim, Bill, Russ, Tim, Richardo, and Mike Reese. Thank you guys for making it another great night of racing and we’ll see you next week.
May 4, 2017
Well, its Thursday and time for LMP Racing on the flat track. We have 19 men and everyone is excited to get started. The “B” main has nine men in the race, they get started and in the first heat, they are very close in laps. With each heat, they grow further apart. In the second heat, Walt has problems with his car. In the third heat, Alex has problems with his car and drops out; Walt fixes his car and gets back in. With perseverance Walt moves up from last to fifth by the fourth heat to battle Mike (Stu), Ricardo and Tom are battling for first place. Tom is off for two heats and by the time it is his time to come back on he is down by 40 laps. He works hard to make a comeback but now he is battling not only Ricardo but also, Mike (Stu) and Walt. Ricardo is finished in the eighth, but can Tom pick up the speed and catch Ricardo? In the end, Tom had 323 laps just 4 laps short of Ricardo at 327 but passing Mike (Stu) – 321 and Walt – 316. It was good to have Max out with us again; this was the first race for Mike (Stu) with this group. Congratulations for making the podium. The finish was Ricardo, Tom, Mike (Stu), Walt, Tim B, Sammy, Carlos, Max, Alex.
In the “A” Main, they start the first heat and then found they missed one person, they stop and add that person to the race, they start up again and something went wrong. They too have reboot and re-setup the race. In the end, they added the totals of the first and second races together to get the race winners. The “A” main men were averaging 40 laps per heat; Bill, Vic, and Mike were fighting for the lead. In the second heat, Russ started having problems and was off until the fourth. Tom S broke and was out of the race. In the fourth, Bill returned and was down by 100 laps will he return to podium status? The fourth, heat shows Mike R on the move with his best time down to 3.953. In the fifth, Russ had 44 laps to try to move up the race ladder. By, the end of the fifth heat, Mike R could see the podium, had only three others to take over to get to the top. At the end of seven, the only one in the way was Bill T and he was finished. Could Mike R get the win he was seeking? The ending line up with the two races together was – Mike K, Vic, Bill V, Jim L, Mike R, Bill T, Dennis S, Tim H, Russ, Tom S.
Thanks men for a great race, see you next week.
We had another awesome turnout this week for our Thursday night LMP group with 19 guys when it came time to begin racing. The “B” main got underway and this week it was Alex who took the opening heat as he started with 40 laps leaving him 2 laps ahead of; Tom, Joe, and Duane who were in a 3-way tie for 2nd place. Tom would take over 2nd place in the following heat and was trailing our leader by just 1 lap. Alex made his way down to black and had 36 laps, which wouldn’t be enough to remain in the top spot as Tom moved into 1st place. Max would make his move during the 4th as he had 42 laps on purple which jumped him up to 1st place leaving both Tom and Alex tied for 2nd place just 1 lap back. Max would remain in the lead for his last few heats but found himself with some car trouble in his final heat and closed out the race with only 32 laps leaving him at 307 laps for the night. Tim B was also having a good night as he lowest number of laps came in the 9th heat as he had 37 laps on white. It was a close finish for the “B” main and in the end it was Tim B who came away with the win as he finished with 315 laps with Walt just 3 laps back in 2nd place. The “B” main came down to this; Tim B, Walt, Tim W, Max, Tom, Alex, Joe, Duane, Mike, Carlos and Big Chris Green.
Moving on to the “A” main which consisted of 8 racers this week and as the 1st heat got underway we had the entire field finish with 40+ laps. Vic began the race down on black and had the most laps of all with 46 leaving him 4 laps ahead of a 4-way tie for 2nd place. Mike K would take over 2nd place during the 2nd heat which left him just 4 laps back of our leader. At the halfway point we had Bill V move into a tie for 2nd place with Mike as they were just 1 lap back of Vic. We saw a complete flip-flop during the 5th as Vic moved down to 3rd place leaving Bill V in 1st place. The flip-flop continued in the 6th as Bill V jumped down to 3rd place and Vic regained his 1st place positon with just 2 heats to go. Again during the 7th heat we had the entire field finish with 40+ laps as Vic jumped up to a 3 lap lead over Bill V with just 1 heat to go. Vic would finish strong in the final heat as he had 46 laps on purple leaving Bill V in 2nd place just 5 laps back. So in the end the “A” main came down to this; Vic, Bill V, Mike K, Tom, Jim, Bill T, Mike R, and Tim. Thanks to everyone who came out this month and we hope to see everyone next month for some more Thursday night excitement.
We had a good turnout this week for our Thursday night LMP racing with a total of 16 guys when it came time to begin racing. The “B” main is up first and this week it was Tim B who jumped out to an early lead as he begin the race with 42 laps leaving him just 1 lap ahead of Walt in 2nd place. Come the end of the following heat Walt would move into a tie for the lead with Tim at 82 laps. Tim would regain the lead during the 3rd heat as he went back ahead of Walt by 2 laps. Tom De Avila would move into a tie for 2nd with Walt and we also had a tie for 3rd between Sam G and Tim Wood at 154 laps at the end of the 4th heat. Tom would take over 2nd place during the 5th and was trailing Tim B by just 2 laps. During the 6th heat Tim B would gain another lap on Tom and come the end of the 7th Tim would get up to a 4 lap lead. In the end, Tim B would come away with the win as he finished a total of 6 laps ahead of Tom with 323 laps which left the final looking like this; Tim B, Tom, Walt, Tim W, Sam, Carlos, and Alex.
Moving on to the “A” main which had a total of 9 guys when it became time to begin racing. The first heat got going and Bill V finished ahead of the pack with 45 laps leaving 3 racers tied for 2nd place at 44 laps. During the 2nd heat it was Jim Lane who broke the 3-way tie as he gained control of 2nd place and was just trailing Bill by 2 laps. It seemed like whatever Jim did Bill V would match as the 3rd heat they both had 46 laps followed up with 44 laps in the 4th. It wasn’t til the 5th heat that Bill V would gain 1 more lap on Jim giving him a 3 lap lead now. Bill V would sit out during the 6th so Jim would move up to 1st place. Bill V would return in the 7th and he picked up right where he left off and fast forwarding to the end of the final heat Bill V would come out on top finishing with a total of 357 laps which was a solid 8 lap lead over our 2nd place finisher Vic. With that being said here’s how the final played out; Bill V, Vic, Jim, Rick, Mike K, Bill T, Russ, Mike R, and Tim H.
04/13/17 LMP RACE REPORT
Guys it is time to sign up for LMP. Hay there’s a couple of guys and there is a few more. Holy cow we are going to need a second sheet. Twenty racers lined up last Thursday, more than we have had in quite a while. Let us get this started. We have five in the C’s. Sammy got off to a quick start with Richard just a couple of laps back. Alex got off to a slow start on red bringing up the rear. In the second heat, Alex got it going and won the heat. After another good run in heat three Alex had pulled to within three laps of Sammy. Then after troubles in heat 4, Alex would never be close again. Sammy continued to run at the front with Richard in second fighting to hold off Carlos. It took until heat seven before Carlos got past but then Carlos finished strong pulling ahead by six laps. While things were shuffling around him, Mike started in 4th place and finished in fourth place. Looked like this night Sammy was running good enough to run in the B’s. Therefore, it was Sammy, Carlos, Richard, Mike and Alex after having some problems.
Step up B’s. Our good friend Steve stepped out for dinner and missed out on being in the C’s because of the early start due to the number of racers. For the first four heats of this race, the first four racers were separated by only two laps. Russ, Tim B, & Tom all led with Walt hanging right in there. Mike and Tim W started strong but then faded a little. Super Joe who has been running well lately just never got going in this race. Russ spent most of the first half hanging around 3rd place but charged to the front in heats 4 and 5. After heat 4, Russ had a smooth run to the win. It was not so easy for Tom to get into second he had a tough race first with Tim B and then Walt. Tim B, Mike and Tim W all faded a little in the second half so the final was Russ, Tom, Walt, Tim B, Mike, Tim W, Super Joe and Steve.
Now the A’s. After the first two heats things were just about the way you think they would be, the guys on the short end of the track were ahead of the guys on the long end. In the middle of the third heat, Bill V had a problem and dropped out. After two heats, Jim took the lead from Tom and held it until the end of the sixth heat, when Tim caught up with him. About this time Bill T departed the race. For the rest of the race Tim and Jim battled for first and Vic and Tom battled for third. Mike was not quite on his game this night. Therefore, the final was Tim, Jim, Vic, Tom, Mike, Bill T, Bill V.
We had another good week of LMP racing as we had 13 racers make it out Thursday night. The “B” main was first and we had 6 racers in that and this week it was Tim B who took the 1st heat as he had 42 laps on yellow. Tim W moved from a tie for 3rd into 2nd place during the 2nd heat and was trailing the other Tim by just 1 lap. It was during the 3rd that Tim W would take over the lead as Tim B moved down to a tie for 2nd place. Tim B would regain control of 2nd place in the 4th heat but was trailing Tim W by 5 laps. At the end of the 6th heat Tim W was up to a 7 lap lead over the other Tim in 2nd place. The battles between the Tim’s went to Tim Wood as he came away with the win beating Tim B by 4 laps 321 to 317. So this weeks “B” main finished like this; Tim W, Tim B, Walt, Alex, Jason, and Steve.
Moving on to the “A” main which consisted of 7 guys this week. The power came on and the “A” main was underway and it was Vic who took the 1st heat as he had 44 laps on blue leaving Mike K and Tom S tied for 2nd place just 1 lap back. Bill V made a move from a tie for 3rd to a tie for 2nd place with Tom during the 2nd heat but Bill would soon take over 2nd place during the 3rd. At the halfway point Bill V found himself just 1 lap back of Vic with 4 heats to go. Bill would move into the lead during the 5th heat as he went ahead of Vic by 1 lap but it would be short lived as they moved back into a tie for 1st at the end of 6th heat at 261 laps. Jim Lane was also making a last minute charge and found himself in 2nd place just 4 laps back going into the 7th heat. It was during the 7th heat he moved ahead of Vic and was trailing Bill by just 1 lap with 1 heat to go. The final heat went to Jim as he finished with 44 laps while Bill had 41 laps on red giving Jim a 2 lap lead. The overall final came down to this; Jim, Tom, Bill, Vic, Mike R, Mike K, and Tim H.