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ProTrack NASCAR and Vintage NASCAR at STR on 7/22/19

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Posted 23 July 2019 - 09:20 AM

Seven slot heads showed up to race ProTrack and Vintage NASCAR at STR on 7/22/19. In addition, new group member, Mike came to practice, watch and buy some equipment for upcoming events.

To me, the track was a bit loose but manageable. In both races, the winners outdistanced the field, however the battle for second and third steps of the podium was hard fought and very close.


In practice, I noticed that James Chevy was very quick and would be a formidable opponent and in fact, it was. James won the ProTrack NASCAR race easily finishing with 81.3 laps. Rich ran a clean race with his Ford to finish in second position nearly four laps behind James. Joe was third about two laps behind Rich.
Bob, usually at the top of the leader board had a few problems. First, gear mesh on his Pontiac stopped the race. Then a tire loosened, flew off and created an endo that was quite spectacular. To add insult to injury, Bob was running with full size tires which hurt handling and resulted in several offs as he pushed to keep up with the leaders.


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Bob took revenge on the field with his pink 50 Olds. Not only did he win easily posting a lap total of 88.2, but he also turned fast lap on each and every lane.
The battle for second and third place was hard fought. James, Rich and Ron all ran fast laps within .001 of each other. In early heats, Rich and Ron battled head to head with neither racer able to pull away from the other. Prior to the final heat, both James and Ron were in the barn. James was in second place with 85.7 laps while Ron was third with 85.5 laps. Rich rotated in on Blue for the final heat and needed 22+ laps to overtake James and Ron. A late heat off put Rich in Jeopardy; however, he managed to edge out Ron by about a foot. So it was Bob, James, Rich and Ron for first through fourth respectively.  


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