Wing Car Racing back
Yes, you saw it correctly, ever since the "Worlds", wing cars have been here only a handful of times. This last Sunday we had 4 wing car guys in house and I jokingly said we should have a race. Well, the guys took it to heart and formed an agreement of rules and a time. So, December 7, 2014 we will start a "hawk retro" class race. All you wing car racers in 50 to 75 miles of our raceway dust all those boxstock chassis and put a "hawk retro" in them and come and race. We will be starting at approx. 4 PM on Sunday afternoon, we will be racing on the 1st Sunday of the month. The rules will be:
1. Boxstock chassis
2. Hawk Retro
3. Any gear ratio
4. 500 hub tire
5. Any body type
6. No driver required
7. No weight requirement
May 7, 2017
The first Sunday of the month is here, I feel I have Wings. Apparently, many of our regulars did not feel that way. We were short a couple of Tims and Sam decided to go home at the last minute, having problems with his ankle. Probably a couple of others I cannot think of. Although there are just a few of us, let us have some fun. We have six racers racing in two classes. The FX Motors and the Retro Hawks. Jason and Chuck had the TX Motors and J.B., Roy, Jim and Mike had Retro Hawks. Surprise, surprise Jim drove his slower Retro Hawk to the front of the pack in the first heat and then did it again in the second heat No one was more surprised than he was as the FX Motors is usually 3 tenths a lap faster. In addition, J.B., Mike and Roy all had their troubles and turned less than 50 laps leaving Jim with about a six lap lead in the Retro Hawk class. Heat 3 saw Chuck pass Jason and both of them charging past Jim while he was on a pretty slow white lane. J.B. and Roy did some catching up too! Heat 4 saw Jason go back by Chuck and J.B. and Roy did a little more catching up. Heat 5 Jason pulled out a little more on Chuck, J.B. was still three back of Jim and Roy got a little closer. Heat 6 saw Chuck come alive again and pass Jason again. J.B. mad up a lap on Jim and Roy made up a lap on J.B. Starting the last heat Chuck and Jason are on the same lap and Jim has two on J.B. who has just over two on Roy. For the finish, Jason comes up big, passes chuck and wins by almost one lap. In the Retro Hawk class Jim held off J.B. by a quarter of a lap for the win and Roy ran out of time coming up about 2 laps short of J.B. Mike came up about 25 laps short of a win.
We had a smaller than usual turnout for the month of April with just 6 racers for Hawk Wing race. We had 3 racers running the FK motor and the other 3 had just the basic Retro Hawk motor. The 1st heat got underway and it was Eric who took the opening heat as he finished with 58 laps on blue with Jason just 3 laps back. Both Eric and Jason were running the FK motor along with Mr. Vaughn. As we got to the end of the 3rd heat all 3 of the Fk motor racers were in our top 3. As we reached the halfway point Eric was already up to a 7 lap lead over Jason. Chuck ran into some bad luck as his motor blew during the 5th which moved him down to 5th place. Roy took over 3rd place with his Retro Hawk but he trailing Eric in 1st place by 17 laps. Eric went on to have the fastest lap of the afternoon as he had a 2.991 on orange as his speed was no match ultimately giving him the 1st place finish as he finished with 450 laps. For the 3 FK motor racers it went; Eric, Jason, and Chuck. For the Retro Hawk it came down to this; Roy, Jim, and Larry. Hope to see more of you Hawk Wing racers next month.
Western States 2017 - March 17th & 18th
We had 9 racers here for our March Hawk Wing race that takes place on the 1st Sunday of every month. This race we had some guys running with the FK motor then some with the regular Hawk motor so we really have 2 races in 1. When the 1st heat got underway it was Eric who jumped to an early lead but he had Jason close behind with his FK motor. Eric would remain 1 lap ahead during the 2nd and the 3rd heat as it came time for him to sit out during the 4th. Jason would take over the top spot during the 5th then it was JB who took over the top spot as Jason sat out during the 6th heat. Eric would have a hard time during the 8th heat as he made his way down to purple and had 25 laps. Jason would finish in the top spot as he finished with 448 laps. It was a fun day of racing and hope to see you guys in a few weeks.
Its a new year and the first Sunday for the month of January is here so that means its time for Hawk Wing racing. We had a total of 8 racers when it came time to begin racing. This month we had 5 of the 8 racers finish the first heat with a total of 50+ lap, but as usual it was Eric who finished with the most laps as he had 55 laps with Sam just 1 lap back. Throughout the afternoon Eric would continue building a lead on the rest of the field but Sam would remain close in 2nd place. Sam was trailing Eric by 6 laps at the end of the 5th heat but Jason was closely behind Sam in 3rd place just 2 laps back. Jason would have his best heat of the afternoon during the 6th as he had 55 laps and a fast lap of 3.230 which moved him ahead of Sam and into 2nd place. He followed it up with another 55 laps in the 7th as he was now 3 laps ahead of Sam but he was still trailing Eric by 5 laps with just 1 heat to go. Eric would go on to have his best heat of the night in the 8th finishing up with 56 laps on blue with a fast lap of 3.198 leaving him with a grand total of 435 laps. JB ultimately had the fastest lap of the evening with a 3.154 on blue. So the final for this months Hawk Wing race came down to this; Eric, Jason, Sam, Larry, JB, Tim Wood, Tim Wilkins, and Roy.
We had a total of 10 racers here for this months Hawk Wing and O.M.O race. We had 8 racers for the Hawk Wing and 5 in the O.M.O's. Up first in the Hawk Wing race we had Chuck take the first heat as he opened up with 55 laps on green. During the 2nd heat Eric would take over as he had 56 laps on yellow which put him just slightly ahead of Chuck. Bill would take over 2nd place during the 3rd heat and Chuck dropped to 4th with JB moving into 3rd place. Sam would move into 3rd place during the 5th heat and we saw no further change for remainder of the race. Eric would come away with the win as he finished with 442 laps. The final for the Hawk Wing's came down to this; Eric, Bill, Sam, JB, Jim, Tim, Ray, and Chuck.
On to the OMO race with consisted of just 5 racers. The 1st heat was underway and Forrest and Sam came out gunning as they both had 119 laps in the 1st heat but it was Forrest who finished just slightly ahead. Eric would take the 2nd heat as he had 121 laps moving him into 1st place as he moved ahead of Forrest by 2 laps. He would remain 2 laps ahead during the 3rd but come the 4th heat Forrest would take over the top spot as Eric had a little trouble on black allowing Forrest to move into 1st place with an 8 lap lead. Forrest would continue to pull away and come the final heat he finished with a 19 lap lead over James who finished in 2nd place. The final for the O.M.O race came down to this; Forrest, James, Sam, Eric, and Roy.
11/6/16 - Hawk Wing Racing
Eric came away with the win this month as his finishing lap total was 430 laps and his fastest lap of the day was a 3.204 on yellow. Chuck actually came away with the fastest lap in the field as he had a 3.173 also on yellow which secured him a 2nd place finish just 8 laps back at 422 laps. The final for this months hawk wing race went like this; Eric, Chuck, Roy, Bill, Larry, JB, Tim, Jim, Tim Wood, and Sam.
It is now October which means its time for our monthly Hawk Wing racing which takes place on the first Sunday of every month. We had a total of 8 racers when it came time to begin racing. Once the 1st heat began it seemed like the entire field got off to a good start as we had all but one racer turn 50+ laps. This month it was JB who took the opening heat as he had 55 laps on blue but he had both Sam and Eric close behind just 1 lap back. Roy would have move up into the top spot as he had 55.03 laps in the 2nd heat which left just slightly ahead of Jim. Roy would remain in the lead during the 3rd heat, it was at that time Chuck was making his long climb up from 7th place. Jim would take over the lead during the 4th heat as he moved just 1 lap ahead of Sam. Chuck was in 3rd place just 2 laps back of Jim in the 4th heat as we reached the halfway point of the race. Chuck would advance past Sam in the 7th heat moving into 2nd place with just 1 heat to go. He was only 2 laps back of Jim and it was going to come down to the final heat. Making his way to blue in the final heat Chuck would have the fastest lap of the night with a 3.143 and finished with 55.42 laps. It would be enough to take the 1st place finish as Jim had 53 laps during the final heat which left Chuck just .42 ahead of Jim. Chuck had a grand total of 429.42 laps while Jim had an even 429 laps. So this months final came down to this; Chuck, Jim, Eric, Sam, Larry, JB, Tim, and Roy. So congrats to Chuck on his win and hope we have a good turnout next month when we run again.
Hawk Wing Racing -
We had small turnout this month for our Hawk Wing racing with just 5 racers. Eric took the opening heat and come the end of the 2nd he was up to a 2 lap lead over Chuck. Eric would continue building his lead turning 56 laps on green and 57 on blue as his fastest lap came during the 5th heat with a 3.146. Chuck also had a good afternoon as he 55 laps in the 6th as he was orange and managed to turn a fast lap of a 3.217. That was Chucks best heat as he turned another 55 laps back in the 2nd heat and his fastest lap was a 3.212. The black lane was being difficult this day and its victim was Chuck as it cost him a 2nd place finish as he fell just short of Roy. The final for this months Hawk Wing race went like this; Eric, Roy, Chuck, Jim, and Tim.
Hawk Wing – 8/7/16
We had 10 racers here this month for our monthly Hawk Wing race. After we had a minor computer issue when the 1st heat came to an end we had to run the 1st heat over again and when the second 1st heat came to end Eric was up to a 2 lap lead. Sam would have 54 laps in the 2nd and he move just ahead of Eric but come the end of the 3rd Sam would move ahead by 2 laps. With Sam sitting out the next 2 heats Eric would move into the top spot. Sam would return in the 6th heat and 2 heats later he would have the fastest lap of the afternoon down on blue with a 3.171. Coming down to the last few heats and it was shaping up to be a close finish. Sam would make his way down to purple in the 9th heat and would turn 50 laps which probably cost him a 2nd place and maybe even a 1st place finish as the final heat came to end and he was 6 laps behind our 1st place finisher. Eric would go on to get a 1st place finish this month as he finished with 431 laps with Roy just 3 laps back in 2nd place. The final played out like this; Eric, Roy, Sam, Jim, Bill, Max, JB, Brandon, Matthew, and Mike.
Western States 2015: Thank you to everyone who came out. It was an exciting day of racing. Wish we can do it every month. Congratulations to our 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place finishers in all 3 races.
A new month brings another Hawk Wing race and as always it falls on the 1st Sunday of every month. We had a small turnout this month with just 6 racers but it was a special occasion as we had Bill Vanderziel bringing his skill and expertise to this month race. Once the race began we had Eric open up the race with 55 laps on orange but he had Sam breathing down his neck just 1 lap back. In the 2nd heat both Jim and Sam turned 53 laps with Eric turning 52 but Eric still had control of the overall lead by almost half lap. Eric went on to have another good heat in the 4th as he had another 55 laps on green putting him ahead by 2 laps over Sam. He would gain another lap on Sam in the 5th as he had 54 on blue and had the fastest lap of the night with a 3.222. Jim went on to turn the most laps in the 6th with 53 laps but Eric had nothing to worry about as he was now 4 laps ahead of Sam. Moving on to the final heat Eric would have another 55 lap heat just to put the nail in the coffin securing a 1st finish, his first of the year as he hasn't had a 1st place finish since December of the last year. The final played out like this; Eric, Sam, Jim, Bill, Roy, and Matthew.
Feels like we were just talking about new years and here we are already 5 months into 2016 and with the new month that means its time for our monthly Hawk Wing race. If anyone out there doesn't know we have a monthly Hawk Wing race on the 1st Sunday of the month. Last month we had a depressing turnout with only 4 racers and this month was no different. Again we only had 4 racers make it out to the raceway and once the race began Jim jumped ahead and took the 1st heat opening up with 54 laps on green. Max ran into a little trouble in the 1st and 2nd heat but was able to pull it together in the 3rd heat. At the halfway point Jim was up to a 5 lap lead over JB. Those first 2 heats would come back to bite Max in the end but for now he was 72 laps out of 3rd place. On paper it looks like Max had the faster car but those 2 heats really cost him as he was turning the most laps just about every heat. Max also had the fastest lap of the day with a 3.170 on blue back in the 5th heat. In the end Jim was able to hold off JB and Roy finishing with a 13 lap lead bringing his total to 425 laps. Max would finish in last as he was 56 laps out of 3rd place so hopefully next month he can get a shot at redeeming himself. The final looked like this; Jim, Jb, Roy, and Max. Hopefully see more Hawk Wing racers next month, 6/5/16 1st Sunday of June.