Racing Report from 4/25/2009 Jonny Kay at Charlotte County Motorsports Park (Punta Gorda Speedway)   1 comment

 

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Our A-Best forklift team raced again on Saturday night at Charlotte County Motorsports Park www.charlottecountyracing.com. The results weren’t as good as we hoped. The car was undamaged, so I guess it could have been worse.
We qualified in fifth place out of 28 cars. We drew a 2 in the draw so we started on the outside pole. I’m glad the speedway went back to a draw rather than drawing for an inversion. This way it still gives the fastest qualifier the chance of starting in the front. Why try to set fast time in qualifying if you will not even have a chance of starting on the pole? (They were drawing from the numbers 4, 6, 8 and 10 to invert.)
The start of the race was less than stellar. The leader started on the back straightaway when Jon was still cleaning up his tires. Jon didn’t start and coasted around, reasoning that the flagman would not let that start go. To everyone’s surprise they threw the green flag and we were in 12th place on lap 2. We easily passed a few cars with no contact and when we got to Wayne Morris at around the 6th position we were looking for a lane to pass him. Wayne was coming out of turn 4 when his car seemed to suddenly slow down. We were right on his bumper, so the contact was substantial and his car spun around. For this bump, they sent us to the rear of the 28 car field.
We worked our way back up to 6th with only a few laps to go, but the tires were wearing out and the 5 cars in front of us were like a freight train and glued bumper to bumper with everyone afraid to make a passing move. We tried the outside lane and it didn’t work. There was lots of loose rubber and debris. We lost a spot to Travis Hanson in the 141 car. We were able to pass him back as well as another car to finish 5th.
We had a bit of extracurricular activities in the pits after the race. It seems everyone has forgotten that short track racing involves contact. We did get our NASCAR Modified chassis back and will be putting that car back together in the next few weeks. We will probably run that car next. I will post in advance when and where we plan to race it.   

JONNY KAY A-BEST FORKIFT CAR AFTER QUALIFYING 4/25/2009 AT CHARLOTTE CO. SPEEDWAY

QUALFYING LINEUP 28 CARS

 

Jonny Kay wearing his new fire suit

NASCAR rules require a current and approved suit. 

On the way from Fort.Lauderdale to Punta Gorda Alligator Alley was closed due to wiid fires for most of the weekend. It was open for a short window of time and I made it through. The fires were burning right near the side of the road. The Alley was closed right after I got through so we had to come home the back way through Clewiston and down US 27.

 

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Late Models
1. 93 Brandon Johnson
2. 57 Joe Winchell
3. 11 Austin Kirkpatrick
4. 77 Tuffy Hester
5. 48 Johnny Kay
6. 51 Richie Anderson
7. 141 Travis Hanson
8. 36 Ross Chastain
9. 8L Sean LeMaster
10. 56 Wayne Morris
11. 8 Bobby Shelton
12. 23 Barry Bartlett
13. 77 Ed Leek
14. 46 Matt Cohen
15. 177 Eddie King
16. 70 Jeremy Gerstner
17. 14 Mario Maresca
18. 22c Dusty Cornelious
19. 50 Perry Lovelady
20. 82 Danny Maddox
21. 5 Joe Boyd
22. 36 Gary Padulla
23. 100 Dean Ferri
24. 22k David King
25. 19 Dale Dean
26. 10 Steve Dorer- DQ

 

Late Models
1. 93 Brandon Johnson
2. 57 Joe Winchell
3. 11 Austin Kirkpatrick
4. 77 Tuffy Hester
5. 48 Johnny Kay
6. 51 Richie Anderson
7. 141 Travis Hanson
8. 36 Ross Chastain
9. 8L Sean LeMaster
10. 56 Wayne Morris
11. 8 Bobby She

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Posted April 27, 2009 by jayauto in Racing

One response to “Racing Report from 4/25/2009 Jonny Kay at Charlotte County Motorsports Park (Punta Gorda Speedway)

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  1. dean ferrifrom port colborne ontario is he back to racing these race cars

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