First Outing At ADRL Nets A 3.91, Close But No Cigar.
The team is very happy with the results in a competitive situation. To take an untried car to a major event and put up numbers of a 3.98 and 3.91 in the first two hits down the track on a new car speaks well for our team.
(5-28-2009) Hagerstown, Maryland - Way, way back in the year 2008 a race team could show up at an ADRL race and think they could qualify in Pro Extreme with an untried, untested piece! All they needed was to be on their game and have a good car.
In 2009 those thought processes no longer apply! The competition has picked up two hundred fold. If you bring your Bowie knife to an ADRL race you are gonna get yourself mowed down by a 50 caliber gun! DO NOT pass go, DO NOT collect one hundred dollars. Go directly to the house!
The bump this year has slowly dropped from a 3.99 in Houston to a 3.92 in Valdosta that has now become a 3.900 in Memphis! These guys and gals are not playing!
Stanley and Weiss Racing made the conscious decision to take our untried, almost untested racecar to Memphis and see if we could at least make the big show in order to race with the Big Dogs. We made one hit Friday night to be sure we would not run into or over anything like the time out with our new pride and joy McAmis car. That run gave us the little bit of data we were looking for and we DID NOT run over or into anything! With the way our 2009 has gone that was a definite plus for us.
Friday’s qualifier, number two in the ADRL’s scheduling gave us a 3.98 time slip for the “Appalachia on Steroids” Camaro’s first hit down the racetrack! This gave the entire team the confidence that the hard winter’s work and the last month’s trials and tribulations to be well worth it! The last qualifier netted the team a 3.91 time slip, which was not quite good enough to make the cut for the big show.
BUT the team is very happy with the results in a competitive situation. To take an untried car to a major event and put up numbers of a 3.98 and 3.91 in the first two hits down the track on a new car speaks well for our team.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all those people and companies that support our racing endeavors. Without each and every one of you we could not do what we enjoy doing.
Picture by Roger Richards