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#1 Hans Solo

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 11:17 PM

Great weather for the race at Mercer tonight!!  Crowd was huge.  Rex King wins the BRP race from the outside of the front row.  Outran Krumert on a couple of long green flag runs after a slow race start.  Early yellows and wrecks sent Rudolf to the tail with damage.  Cars seemed to stick to the bottom even though there looked like a ski jump rut in turn two.  29 BB mods 14 pro stocks, 29 4 cyl,  13 305's.  When did the BRP series change the race starts from double file to single file with that cone on the front stretch???  YUK!  





 

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 11:46 PM

Could not run the outside, everyone was glued to the bottom. Rudolph tried to run the outside in 1 and 2 once and damn near looped it. Not as dusty as it was for the BRP race last July. Big crowd.

 

Can hardly hear the announcer where I sat. Who was in the black/red #3B? It was definitely a NY car with Phelps Concrete products on it. I know Williamson runs a #3 SB for someone.




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:11 AM

Was it Chad Bachman?  Not sure,  I couldn't hear either and I had a speaker in front of me.




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:40 AM

I also could not hear the announcer. Very big crowd in one lane on the bottom and nobody could pass. This is the only race I attend at the track every year due to scheduling conflicts and it always seems to be hugged the bottom follow the leader for the most part.


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:58 AM

BRP Modified Tour A-Main:  $2K to win

 

 

 

1.     Rex King Jr. (165)

2.     Garrett Krummert (29)

3.     Justin Haers (3B) 

4.     Chad Brachmann (3) 

5.     Erick Rudolph (25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

305 Sprint A-Main:

 

 

 

1.     Logan Mc Candless (29) from the pole

2.     Jeremy Kornbau (27K)

3.     Jacob Gomola (4J) from 7th

4.     Steve Cousins (56)

5.     Kyle Colwell (27H)

6.     Andy Cavanaugh (X7)

7.     Thomas Jasen Jr. (12G) from 11th

8.     John Hartman (10)

9.     Brett Brunkenhofer (47)

10.   Jarrett Rosencrance (25)

11.   Don Blaney (11B)

12.   Justin Kovack (4G)

12.   Mike Mathieson (72)

 

 

 

 

Stock Car/Pro Stock A-Main:

 

 

 

1.     Dave Shagla (6)

2.     Jim Kennerknecht (18K)

3.     Chris Withers (21W)

4.     Jamie Colwell (54J)

5.     Ray Gregory (82R)

6.     Gary Miller (1M)

7.     Jamie Barber (1776)

8.     Zachary Gustafson (983)

9.     Tony Iarrapino (54E)

10.   Mike Anderson Sr. (71)

11.   Mike Anderson (72)

12.   Jim Fosnaught (20J)

13.   Tony Bruno (97)

14.   Jamie Duncan (67J)

15.   Tim Bish (11B) 

 

 

 

 

Fastrak Modified A-Main:

 

 

 

1.     Garrett Krummert (10S)

2.     Chas Wolbert (C3)

3.     Brian Schaffer (41)

4.     Justin Shea (14S)

5.     Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57)
6.     Ayden Cipriano (5C)

7.     Preston Cope (24)

8.     Jessica Kriegisch (63)

9.     Caden Petry (7P)

10.   Don Cornelius (113)

11.   Josh Ehrenberg (571)

12.   Clayton Deems (55R)

 

 

 

 

Mini Stock A-Main:

 

 

 

1.     Carl Ealy (0)

2.     Jacob Wheeler (44) from 23rd

3.     Leonard Baker Jr. (SOB)

4.     Michael Porterfield (23MP)

5.     Tevin Schaffer (10S) from 22nd

6.     Randy Ealy (0R)

7.     Brandon Bice (77)  from 14th

8.     Patrick Lane (27)

9.     Summer Pitts (64) from 17th

10.   Sean Murphy (14M) from 20th

11.   Greg Kiehl (13)

12.   Cameron Lambert (223)

13.   D. J. Mac Rae (36PACK)

14.   Mike Tyler (26 JR)

15.   Josh Holzwarth (36M)

16.   Brianna Parker (33) from 26th

17.   Russell Boyle (83)

18.   Jordan Wheeler (48)

19.   Kyle Janas (88)

20.   Tyler Kirk (84)

21.   Jonathan Mast (10X)

22.   Adam Aley (999)

23.   Tim Callahan (54)

24.   William Haylett (8BALLH)

25.   Erik Johnson (47)

26.   Hunter Johnson (823)

27.   David Seibert (CO4)

28.   Brayden Seippel (84S)

29.   Dillon Thorne (60)


Edited by flash49, 29 March 2021 - 04:20 AM.



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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:59 AM

Could not run the outside, everyone was glued to the bottom. Rudolph tried to run the outside in 1 and 2 once and damn near looped it. Not as dusty as it was for the BRP race last July. Big crowd.

 

Can hardly hear the announcer where I sat. Who was in the black/red #3B? It was definitely a NY car with Phelps Concrete products on it. I know Williamson runs a #3 SB for someone.

 

Could not run the outside, everyone was glued to the bottom. Rudolph tried to run the outside in 1 and 2 once and damn near looped it. Not as dusty as it was for the BRP race last July. Big crowd.

 

Can hardly hear the announcer where I sat. Who was in the black/red #3B? It was definitely a NY car with Phelps Concrete products on it. I know Williamson runs a #3 SB for someone.

 

 

That would be Justin Haers.




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 04:59 AM

Disgusting track conditions. Surface was to loose to pass.


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 08:29 AM

Pretty sure the cone was Mercer, and it was horrible, but so was the whole program.

 

If you want to see racing at Mercer, better do it quick. 



My dad drove late models in the early 70's at North Hills, Butler, Mercer, Blanket Hill, and occasionally Tri City. We won the last late model track championship at Blanket Hill. 


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 09:29 AM

the track prep their  is bad they need someone  that knows what there doing.....jmo.




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 09:54 AM

 

I thought it might have been Haers, but to my recollection, he never ventured down this way except maybe for an SDS race. He's a fine driver.




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 09:55 AM

Was it Chad Bachman?  Not sure,  I couldn't hear either and I had a speaker in front of me.

Brachmann was in the yellow & black #3. Finished 4th.




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 09:58 AM

Pretty sure the cone was Mercer, and it was horrible, but so was the whole program.

 

If you want to see racing at Mercer, better do it quick. 

Are they in danger of closing?




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 10:37 AM

I thought it might have been Haers, but to my recollection, he never ventured down this way except maybe for an SDS race. He's a fine driver.

 

He is indeed a very competitive driver.




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 11:35 AM

Are they in danger of closing?

One grove. Single file, cone, starts. I can't see any reason for drivers or fans to keep showing up. 



My dad drove late models in the early 70's at North Hills, Butler, Mercer, Blanket Hill, and occasionally Tri City. We won the last late model track championship at Blanket Hill. 


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 11:43 AM

One grove. Single file, cone, starts. I can't see any reason for drivers or fans to keep showing up. 

 

 

One bad race hardly spells doom for a racetrack.


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:08 PM

It's the same track for everyone and I did not see a bad race.

 

Only bad thing I saw was the large amount of rocks picked up by track workers.

Might a rack have been the problem for the stock stopping in turn two which required and ambulance?

 

Is there a farm machine made for sifting rocks from dirt laid down on a track?

 

Great racing, fun to watch and a job well done by Mercer owners and crew, I saw nothing to complain about.

 

ooops yes there is one question which is not a complaint.

Did the Big Block Cars have to pay a $50 registration fee if they were not going to race there weekly, assuming they will be there weekly, but just the tour?


Edited by dirtstudent2, 28 March 2021 - 12:10 PM.



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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:41 PM

I think Flash is right Jim, one race with new clay is not a good sample.  I've seen good racing here in the past.  But the crowd was huge and they were having fun,  it's to bad they missed the chance to put on a good better race.  BRP is there 3 more times this year,  and I'll go again.  But get rid of that cone!!!




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:45 PM

It's the same track for everyone and I did not see a bad race.

 

Only bad thing I saw was the large amount of rocks picked up by track workers.

Might a rack have been the problem for the stock stopping in turn two which required and ambulance?

 

Is there a farm machine made for sifting rocks from dirt laid down on a track?

 

Great racing, fun to watch and a job well done by Mercer owners and crew, I saw nothing to complain about.

 

ooops yes there is one question which is not a complaint.

Did the Big Block Cars have to pay a $50 registration fee if they were not going to race there weekly, assuming they will be there weekly, but just the tour?

I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I saw one groove, and no place to pass. Sure, fast cars could pass the cars that raced at caution speeds, but once they got into moderately slow cars, it was over. The cone starts meant that cars behind the caution speed drivers couldn't even fire until the leader was setting up for 3, and yes, it happened. 



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Posted 28 March 2021 - 01:36 PM

I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I saw one groove, and no place to pass. Sure, fast cars could pass the cars that raced at caution speeds, but once they got into moderately slow cars, it was over. The cone starts meant that cars behind the caution speed drivers couldn't even fire until the leader was setting up for 3, and yes, it happened. 

TBH, it wasn't a terribly entertaining Modified feature, period, However, I'll give them a chance as they are working with a new surface. They couldn't seem to get a top groove to come in. Plus, the "whoop" section exiting two didn't help, either. I was entertained by the people sitting near me, they were having a good time and we shared some good laughs, so all in all, I enjoyed myself.




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Posted 28 March 2021 - 04:16 PM

TBH, it wasn't a terribly entertaining Modified feature, period, However, I'll give them a chance as they are working with a new surface. They couldn't seem to get a top groove to come in. Plus, the "whoop" section exiting two didn't help, either. I was entertained by the people sitting near me, they were having a good time and we shared some good laughs, so all in all, I enjoyed myself.

It always helps to be around people having fun. 

 

I do hope they can get a second groove as they move into the season. I just have a huge problem with some of the policy stuff too. 

 

I do want the track to make it. 


Edited by FanJim24, 28 March 2021 - 04:16 PM.


My dad drove late models in the early 70's at North Hills, Butler, Mercer, Blanket Hill, and occasionally Tri City. We won the last late model track championship at Blanket Hill. 





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