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11th Annual Labor Day Blast 09-06-15

Ramdolph Raceway

Hello Everyone,

Henry Harnish’s Eleventh Labor Day Blast is in the books. Twenty Four racers got together to test their skills on the Aurora Tub Track and the high speed Randolph Speedway. As always it’s great to see old friends as well as three racers making their “Blast” debut.

First a great big thank you to race sponsors M & M Hobbies, DBL Racing, Durant Racing and Victory Tires for the door prizes, a tremendous selection as always.

Doors opened around 8 and the racers filled the basement quickly and claimed their pit space. As ten o’clock rolled around driver introductions were made and nostalgia class cars were submitted to tech.

Nostalgia class was run with three minute heats on the Aurora tub track with sectional track. 

Here’s how we finished,

Racers                     Lane  1        Lane  2        Lane  3        Lane  4        Lane  5        Lane  6        Sections        T-Laps        Total 

Joel Lux                      24                 25                26                 27                26                  25                0.45               153           153.45
Don Auriema            25                 26                27                 23                26                  26                0.23               153           153.23
Bryan Kishardt         24                 25                26                 25                25                  24                0.35               149           149.35
Henry Harnish          24                 24               25                 25                26                   25                0.16               149           149.16
Pitstop                        25                 26               26                 24               26                   22                0.06              149            149.06
Hiram Durant           24                  24               25                 25                26                  24                   0.2              148           148.2
Flash                           22                  25               26                 25                25                  24                0.38               147           147.38
Dave Lockwood        22                  25              25                  26               24                   25                0.19               147           147.19
Rick Hubbard            23                  24              24                  25               25                   24                0.13               145           145.13
Robin Schroy             21                  24              25                 26                25                   22                0.5                 143           143.5
Steve Nilsen               23                  24             24                  25                24                   23                0.36               143            143.36
Derek Wright             23                   24             26                  25                23                  22                0.12               143           143.12
Vic Quinones              24                  25              20                  23               25                  25                 0.21               142           142.21
Dennis Goins              22                  24              25                  24               23                  23                 0.3                 141            141.3
Randy Haydt               23                  23              24                  24               22                  24                 0.07               140           140.07
 Joerinn                        22                  24              23                  23               23                    22                0.27               137           137.27
Brian Sponagle           19                   23              23                  25               22                    22                0.28              134          134.28
Big Mac                        22                   23              22                  21               23                    22                 0.35              133          133.35
Matt Patrick                21                    24             23                   21               23                    21                 0.28              133          133.28
Bill Trotter                   20                    22             22                   24              23                    22                 0.06                133          133.06
Rob Sr.                         20                    21              21                  20              20                    20                  0.25              122          122.25
Kid Racer                     22                    22              16                  20              20                    19                   0.2                119          119.2
Henry Belfiore             0                     20              21                  21               19                    16                   0.21              117         117.21
Tom Stumpf                16                    19              20                 20                21                    20                  0.2                 116          116.2

As this race finished the pizza was delivered, which is always a treat. Hard to beat good NY style pizza. While we were having lunch Henry’s good friend Kenny rolled by with his 1940 Ford, which we used for a backdrop for the group photo. This car was beautiful with none of today’s high tech gadgets but way more leg room, both front and back. The back seat even includes foot rest and a strap across the back of the front seat to help pull you out. Another classic design element for the era, suicide doors for the back seat passengers. 

After pictures it was time to test your racing ability with 5 minute heats on the high speed Randolph Speedway, manufactured by Brad Bowman.

Here are the results..

Racers                  Lane  1           Lane  2        Lane  3        Lane  4        Lane  5        Lane  6        Sections        T-Laps        Total
Joel Lux                   43                    45                 45                45                 43                44                 0.22               265             265.22
Dave Lockwood     44                    44                 46               45                 42                 43                 0.11               264              264.11
Hiram Durant         43                   44                 45               45                 43                  42                  0.26             262              262.26
Henry Harnish        41                    45                44               43                 43                  43                 0.39             259              259.39
Bryan Kishardt       40                    44                45               45                  44                   41                  0.3              259               259.3
Don Auriema          41                    40                44               44                 43                   41                 0.36             253               253.36
Randy Haydt           43                   40                 42               44                  42                  42                 0.2               253               253.2
Vic Quinones           42                   42                42               41                   42                  43                 0.1               252               252.1
Pitstop                      41                   42                44               43                   41                  39                 0.26            250               250.26
Kid Racer                  41                   42                43               43                   41                  38                 0.23            248               248.23
Joerinn                      40                   43                42               41                    41                  40                 0.25             247              247.25
Flash                          40                   39                41               43                   41                  40                 0.21              244             244.21
Derek Wright           35                   38                43               43                   41                   40                 0.35             240              240.35
Rick Hubbard           39                  40                 42               40                   39                  38                  0.24             238             238.24
Dennis Goins            39                   41                42               41                    38                  37                 0.18              238             238.18
Big Mac                      39                   40                41               39                    38                  40                 0.09              237            237.09
Robin Schroy            38                   40                39                 40                   40                 37                  0.4                234             234.4
Steve Neilsen            39                   42                38                40                   39                  36                0.34                234             234.34
Matt P                         38                   41                 42               39                   36                  36                0.07               232             232.07
Brian Sponagle          37                   36                 37               41                    36                 37                 0.42               224            224.42
Rob Sr.                        37                    33                37                36                   36                 34                0.28                213            213.28
Henry Belfiore          31                     35                37                 36                  33                 33                 0.37                205           205.37
Tom Stumpf              33                     32                32                33                  32                 30                  0.14                192           192.14
Bill Trotter                 35                     12                 0                  0                     0                  34                                           81                81

Bill experienced front end failure.

Congratulations to Joel for sweeping both classes, and the other podium finishers. 

Thanks Henry hosting this event.

See you at the next race, The Late Summer Classic on Sunday September , 20th in Hillsborough NJ.
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