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Race results from MVH - 1/29, Coupe on the King

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 01:29 PM

Short Course Racing - Coupes on the King – 1/29/19


A light mid-winter turnout of just five racers delivered their retro-Coupes to tech for this week’s MVH retro-race. “The Button” was employed to allow one of the racers to trigger track calls from the driver’s panel while the odd-man-out was the lone corner marshal and everyone else was driving. For the most part everyone drove very carefully (other than the first turn, see below) and the number of track calls was limited. Racing was on the four middle lanes only.


Coupes in Tech:



There was some excitement at the start of the race when on the first lap all four cars went into the banking together but only three came out. Dave Panich got a slight nudge from Richard Payne that put him hard into the wall leaving him with one front wheel riding about ¼ inch above the track surface and a pan dragging. Unable to complete the first lap he switched to a back-up car. After this, things settled down. As the lap count went up the race result came into focus with Dave opening a multi-lap lead, Wayne Secore falling somewhat off the pace and Rich Girvin, Dan Savage and Richard P in a tight battle for the final two steps on the podium.


When time ran out, Rich G edged out Dan by one lap to post his highest finish to date with a 2nd while Richard P settled for 4th, one lap off Dan’s 3rd place pace. Dave coasted to the win with a 9-lap margin while Wayne trailed Richard P by 15 laps.


Yellow was clearly the fast lane as 80% of the racers posted their fastest lap on yellow. Dave led the way with a 4.616 while the rank of the rest of the field’s times matched their finishing order.


Final Standings, laps completed, fast-lap time:

  1. Dave Panich      151/0     4.616     YL
  2. Rich Girvin         142/0     4.827     YL
  3. Dan Savage       141/0     4.874     OR
  4. Richard Payne   140/0     4.882     YL
  5. Wayne Secore   125/0     5.155     YL                  

Upcoming Events:


       MVH Tuesday Night Retro-Race Schedule for February:


             February 5         Can-Am on the 

            February 12       Stock Cars on the Figure 8

            February 19       Formula 1 on the Royal

            February 26       Can-Am on the “Purple Mile”


Upcoming Events:


      NERR Race No. 6 at 1010 Raceway in Bristol, CT: 

            February 16       Coupes and Can-Am on the King


Podium: (L to R):  2nd Place – Rich Girvin, 1st Place – Dave Panich, 3rd Place – Dan Savage



Dave’s 1st Place Chassis:

1st place - Dave.jpg


Rich’s 2nd Place Chassis:

2nd place - Rich G.jpg


Dan’s 3rd Place Chassis:

3rd place - Dan.jpg


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