Our third race was a hot, long day. After a brief evening rain shower (down pour), the Empire crew did a great job of getting the track race ready. In the end, it was a repeat of our last race. In the Gasser class it was John Patterson in the “Tin Knocker” besting Brandon Iamele in the “Steiner Bros” car. This was John’s second win in a row. In the Mod class it was an all Mopar final as Mason Fix in his 1969 Dodge Dart bested past GRS Mod champion Mike Meeks in his 1965 Dodge Coronet (Schall’s Automotive). This was also Mason’s second win in a row. Again as in the first two races, we saw 5 rounds of competition in each class.
The rains stayed away and we got in another Great day of GRS Racing. Again this week we saw Five rounds of racing in each class. The Gasser class saw two veteran GRS racers with John Paterson in his 56 Chevy “Tin Nocker” outlasting Billy Webb in his 1949 English Ford for John ‘s first win of the season. In the Mod class, newcomer Mason Fix in his 1969 Dodge Dart bested Bill Quay in his 1964 Thunderbolt Replica. Mason’s .020 light against Bill’s .028 light was the winning difference.
The Sun was out for a new year and another great weekend of GRS Racing. The Gasser class final saw three time Mod Champion Bill Curtis driving his sharp new gasser (Clown Car Racing) up against new member Branden Iamele driving his late uncles car (Steiner Bros) . Branden bested Bill at the top end for the win. In the Mod class it was an all Mopar final. Empire’s track star Ryan Ricketson’s 74 Dart taking the win over Kevin Mietlicki’s 67 Cuda.
Just got my text from Empire. Mother nature wins again. Our race for today May 25th is cancelled. I will do my best to get a make up date on the schedule. I wonder how snow tires will work this fall?
We have a makeup date for the May 11th rainout. We now have Saturday, September 7th as a Gasser Racing Series points race. Mark your calendars. This race will be during Empire’s fall hours. Gates open at 9:30 starting with this September 7th date.