08/20/17 - Springville NY Summer Shootout 
Springville NY
The 6th annual Summer Shootout presented by the Springville Slot Car Club is in the books for another year. This year's race featured an IROC race with the winner-takes-all prize of $25 (thanks to Warren Lux for putting up the prize money). ECHORR Nostalgia cars were run on both Whelen Motorsports and Blue Balls Raceway with total laps plus sections added together to determine the winner for the class. ECHORR Superstocks were raced also, using a similar format with the addition of Woody Raceway added to the mix, providing three completely different tracks to test the driver's skills.
Saturday afternoon, the pit spaces were quickly filled as drivers tested their cars to try to find a car that would perform well on all three tracks in the Superstock class. It was great to see that many of the East Coast ECHORR guys made the long drive to Western NY State to support the race. Derek Wright, Donnie, Vic, Randy, Hiram, and PitStop: your road trip was greatly appreciated. Saturday evening featured an IROC race with Superstock Dash chassis with slip-on silicones prepared by the ZoominHuman. These cars will be featured in the Upstate NY T-Jet Series for the IROC 2-man team events during the 2017-2018 season. With this being Joel's home track and Warren putting up the prize money, they chose to be ineligible for the win. This was a blessing for the rest of the field, as Joel posted high lap totals with 93 laps, followed by Warren at 92 laps. The best of the rest saw Paul K. get the win with 91 laps followed (in order) by Donnie, Hiram, and Dave V. all with 89 laps. Vic grabbed 5th place with 88 laps and Randy was one back with 87. Up next came John V., Lynn, Derek, and Marc S. all with 86 laps to round out the top ten in that order.