M.A.S.C.A.R Race #3
By Wendell Yobear Jones
Driver Laps/Sections Jerry Schmoyer 93/11 Randy Ramat 81/17 Josh Bowman 68/31 Tom Bowman 91/24 Tom Adams 80/37 Scott Schmoyer 65/90 James Kennedy 91/9 Jeff Haines 79/41 Mike Briggs 89/12 Yobear Jones 79/30 Jason Zawacky 88/17 John Smith 79/24 Shaun Molter 84/42 Ronnie 79/5 Vernon Dew 84/39 Bob L. 70/20
The Super Stock race saw 19 entries, as several local racers joined the MASCAR travelling circus. We ran through a 3.5 minute round robin, which resulted in the following:
Jason Zawacky of Florida, pounded the field with a 229 lap total. Shawn Molter's Panther had a 222, James Kennedy's Scorpion also 222, but a few sections back. Then we have Tom Adams: 218, John Smith: 210, Mark Smith: 209, John Rose: 204, Vernon Dew: 203, Ronnie: 200, Randy Ramat: 200, Vince: 198, Ray Smith: 196, Dennis: 183, Ray E.: 182, Tom B.: 181, Rose: 168, Jeff H.: 166, Jason M: 156, Josh: 146
Because of running a half minute longer than normal in the round robin, it was decided to limit the mains to the top 8 in the interest of time. The B Semi, was up first and John Smith proved his mettle by running an 80 lap segment on blue, Mark had trouble on the yellow gutter and Vernon and John Rose tried to keep John insight. Vernon came back in the second segment with a strong 81 on Blue, the two Johns hanging in there and Mark a few behind. The third segment Mark Smith put the hammer down and pulled back some laps with an excellent 81 on white, Vernon was hurting a bit on the yellow gutter. In the last segment, John Smith put a strong run together on white, to bring the total to 312 for the 20 minutes of action. This moved him to 4th overall in the standings. John Rose took 2nd in the Semi with 303, and 6th overall. Vernon finished at 302, 7th overall and track owner Mark Smith finished with 297, proving that track owners are too busy to practice on their own track!
The heavy hitters were in the A semi, with team drivers from Wizzard and Slottech squaring off. The first segment was tight with Tom Adams and James Kennedy running 82 laps with Jason just one behind. Shawn dropped back 3 laps from the leaders, despite being on the power Blue lane. Segment two saw Jason uncork an 83 on the Red gutter, followed by the Wizzard teammates James and Tom. Shawn was dealing with the Yellow gutter and lost another 3 laps. Racing at this level shows no mercy! Jason decided to put everyone on the trailer with a fantastic 87 lap run on White. Shawn got his act together in the third segment and lead the way with a 83 lap total on the Red gutter. Tom dropped off the pace a bit, and James was having problems. In the final segment, Jason stayed consistent, adding another 2 laps over Shawn to finish with 333. Shawn pulled ahead of Tom, struggling on the yellow gutter, to finish 2nd overall in his Panther. Tom was 4 laps back at 316, and James problems continued and he finished with 309, behind John Smith from the B semi.
What a great day of racing, covering the Tjet and magnet spectrum, we've got top competitors in both classes. Come out and join the MASCAR crew at the next race, the very popular HobbyTown venue. ...Tom
BeachJet Race sheet
Super Stock Race sheet
Photos by W.E. Jones and T. Bowman