A race report by Hugh Mongus

BeachJet Qualifying - 30 seconds

1Jeff Crabtree7.27 laps
2Tom Bowman7.18+ laps
3Robby Whiteed7.18 laps
4Bubba Milholen6.35 laps
5Mark Smith6.26 laps
6Mike Ose6.23 laps
7Roger Corrie6.11 laps
8James Kennedy6.10 laps
9Lewis Wuori6.08 laps
10Dale White5.18 laps

BeachJet Round Robin - 2.5 minutes

1Tom Bowman142.15 laps
2Jeff Crabtree140.05 laps
3Bubba Milholen137.12 laps
4Robby Whiteed134.36 laps
5James Kennedy129.09 laps
6Mark Smith125.03 laps
7Lewis Wuori122.35 laps
8Roger Corrie121.17 laps
9Mike Ose119.05 laps
10Dale White102.20 laps

Sometimes this area is blessed with perfect weather, and today was one of those days...which led to a bunch of folks deciding they would rather be somewhere else, than racing slot cars inside. The racers who showed up were the committed lot, as racing is their life. I'm one of them, for sure! There was a very competitive bunch, with very close T-Jet pack racing, the order of the day. The B Main started off with James Kennedy and well known caster, Roger Corrie, running away from the rest of the field. As the heats ran on, James buckled down and drove determindly pulling a 190 lap total, up 8 on his old mentor...Roger. Lewis Wuori and Mark Smith battled closely, with Lewis getting the nod as his Dodge finished two laps up on Mark, and three back of Roger. Dale White and new racer, Mike Ose, had their own battle going...with Mike building up a lead at the finish.
The A Main started strong for Bubba Milholen with a 50 on Yellow power lane, Jeff Crabtree was back a lap on the red gutter, Tom Bowman was back another lap on the Green gutter, and Robby Whiteed back five laps on blue. The second segment Jeff take off on the field, gaining three laps over Bubba...with Tom and Robby fading to the rear. Third segment saw Jeff cement his lead with an authoritative 52 on yellow, Bubba maintaining his gutter runs with a 47, Tom gaining a lap on Bubba that segment and Robby struggling on the tight Green gutter. Bubba turned it on with a 51 on blue, Tom overdriving like crazy which only led to a disappointing 47 on the favorite yellow lane...Jeff cruised, unflappable to a 50 on green, Robby getting it together on red finished with a 46. The win went to Jeff, driving his Lewis Wuori rent-a-racer, dominating the day. Bubba tried to keep him honest, finishing back 7 laps. James came up from the B to take third back 5 laps. Tom was back another 2 laps in fourth, a disappointing finish for his new Bat-jet Ginetta G15.
After the dust had settled, we put up the black out curtains and turned on the black lights...our IROC race was something completely different...BMW Isetta's in 1/32nd scale on T-Jet Indy chassis. The bodies were made by Bat-Jet with the unique Ignite flourescent colors...racing was crash 'n burn in the TrakMate Championship mode. Racing was completely over the top as our top heavy cars handled remarkedly well. Everyone had a lot of laughs and the money was raised was donated to the MASCAR Nat's fund. Look for some special deals on ebay to raise some more cash for our running of the UFHORA Nats, June 14-17th in Virginia's center of racing, Gloucester.

BeachJet Mains - 3.5 minutes

1Jeff Crabtree202.25 laps
2Bubba Milholen 195.17 laps
3James Kennedy190.05 laps
4Tom Bowman188.33 laps
5Roger Corrie182.23 laps
6Lewis Wuori179.23 laps
7Robby Whiteed178.32 laps
8Mark Smith177.30 laps
9Mike Ose166.04 laps
10Dale White149.16 laps

IROC Bat-Jet Ignite BMW Isetta Cn'B Championship

1Tom Bowman39 Pts
2Mark Smith 35 Pts
3Mike Ose26 Pts
4Lewis Wuori29 Pts
5Dale White21 Pts

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