SUNDAY RACE #3 –
In a last minute change, the remaining 2 GPC cars were gridded with the AI/X and CMC crew for the 40 minute standing start. 2 green flags would be given to get this race underway. http://www.shrackracing.com/2006/eve.../image-011.jpg Sunday standing start. Image by Holly Donovan.
The green flag dropped for the AI/X and CMC racers, and the roar of V8’s headed for T1. All the racers got thru the start clean, and began hunting down the top spots!
As the terror on the tarmac got underway, the battle for AI supremacy got hot. Lyons found speed this weekend after his big off on Saturday, forcing Matt White to chase him down. The #91 took a commanding lead, making the #23 sit in 2nd, but the rest of the AI pack was close behind for some of the closeest AI racing in Texas history. AIX was equally tight, with David Armstrong and Spencer Sharp showing lap times within a few tenths of one another. http://www.shrackracing.com/2006/eve.../image-012.jpg The V8 pack heading thru T1. Image by Holly Donovan.
Mosty, Burch and Varner all took off, with Landrum getting the jump on Ginsberg, and the rest of the CMC racers close at hand. Within a few laps, TJ Thuman lost his power steering pump, creating a full course caution. This allowed the field to bunch up, making for a great green flag restart!
Burch took the CMC lead, follwed by Varner and Mosty. Landrum made a mistake coming out of the carousel, allowing Ginsberg to regain his position. Warren, Bell, Runyon, Dawdy, and Varner fought door to door, each racing hard, but giving racing room. http://www.shrackracing.com/2006/eve.../image-013.jpg The GM CMC show! Left to right – Morgan Dawdy ( CMC #95 ), Mitch Warren ( CMC #9 ), and Nicholas Runyon ( CMC #79 ). Image by Holly Donovan.
Lyons was fast, and White was doing everything he could to chase him, eventually going off in T7 and destroying a tire, ending his day. AIX-driver David Armstrong lost a power steering line again, ending his day on lap 4.
The AI checker had Team Marvel/Pedersen on the high podium step, followed by the #23 of George, Lyons in 3rd, Donovan in 4th, Mosty in 5th, White in 6th. Brooks went out on the installation lap with a blown motor.
AIX put Spencer Sharp for his 3rd win of the weekend, followed by David Irwin 2nd, Amber Love in 3rd, Alvey in 4th, and Armstrong in 5th.
The CMC finish was close, with Burch taking the honors in 1st, Eric Varner 2nd, Michael Mosty 3rd, Team Ginsberg/Cooke 4th, Landrum 5th, Runyon 6th, Bell 7th, Warren 8th, Dawdy 9th, Bishop 10th, and newcomer Thuman 11th. POST RACE INSPECTIONS –
were conducted by the series directors along with NASA tech inspectors. The car numbers of the top 5 AI and CMC finishers were put in a helmet, and a name was drawn to head to a dyno for compliance certification. AI #91, Team Marvel/Pedersen was picked randomly, and sent to the dyno. After the required 3 pulls, the 3-Dog Racing machine was found to be in compliance.
General AI/CMC tech was completed primarily on Saturday with impound scales after most every race. No violations were found. NASA TX AI/CMC continues to see 20+ cars at each event! V8 racing is here to stay in Texas! Come see the action during our June 17/18 event at Hallett, in Tulsa, OK.
The 2006 schedule is posted at www.nasatx.com
MSRC (1.7mi) 1.21:648 John George (AI) 03/04/2006
MSRC (1.7mi) 1:22.037 David Armstrong (AIX) 04/22/2006
MSRC (1.7mi) 1:24.982 Jeff Burch (CMC) 03/04/2006
TWS (2.9mi) 1:53.785 John George (AI) 08/21/2005
TWS (2.9mi) 1:58.211 David Armstrong (AIX) 08/20/2005
TWS (2.9mi) 2:00:371 Jeff Burch (CMC) 08/21/2005
Hallett 1:24.387 John George (AI) 09/17/2005
Hallett 1:26.478 Buddy Cisar (AIX) 08/14/2004
Hallett 1:29.678 Jeff Burch (CMC) 09/18/2005
NPR 1:20.319 John George (AI) 07/11/2005
NPR 1.24:381 Eric Varner (CMC) 07/11/2005
MSRH 1:45.040 John George (AI) 05/20/2006
MSRH 1.45.141 David Armstong (AIX) 05/20/2006
MSRH 1:49.616 Jeff Burch (CMC) 05/21/2006 * Track records only recorded from races in race trim.
Dyno Decals as recorded after Round 4:
Driver Name: RWHP RWTQ Min Weight
David Donovan 295 315 2835
Marshall Mosty 258 288 2800
Matt White 316 341 3069
David Love 292 310 2800
John George 329 354 3168
Pedersen/Marvel 322 326 3059
Jeff Brooks 319 317 3031
Chris Lyons 277 270 2800
David Capps TBD TBD TBD
David Irwin TBD TBD TBD
Driver Name: RWHP RWTQ Min Weight
Corey Rueth 227 286 3150
Morgan Dawdy 233 306 3305
Glenn Landrum 221 285 3200
Jeff Burch 204 281 3150
Mike Bell 210 276 3150
Chris McComb 195 274 3150
Todd Covini 226 293 3150
Rob Liebbe 220 279 3150
Eric Varner 226 273 3150
Nicholas Runyon 220 293 3150
Michael Mosty 226 281 3150
Adam Ginsberg 230 288 3150
Micah Bishop 227 292 3150
Scott Smith 213 274 3150
Mitch Warren TBD TBD TBD
J.T. Thuman TBD TBD TBD
Drivers listed as “TBD” on the dyno grid above appeared without an updated dyno sheet. A new dyno sheet must presented at the next race.
2006 NASA TEXAS AI CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS:
1 1217 White (AI)
2 1140 Donovan (AI)
3 1067 Pedersen/Marvel(AI)
4 1054 Lyons/Sharp (AI)
5 1019 George (AI)
6 756 Brooks (AI)
7 711 Mosty (AI)
8 209 LiiR (AI)
9 138 King (AI)
10 0 Alvey (AI)
2006 NASA TEXAS AIX CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS:
1 986 Smith (AIX)
2 513 Armstrong ( AIX )
3 360 David Mixon (AIX)
4 330 LiiR (AIX)
5 304 Sharp ( AIX )
6 265 Irwin ( AIX )
7 240 Alvey ( AIX )
8 215 McMahon (AIX)
9 90 Alexander ( AIX )
9 4 Capps (AIX)
*** AI points per NASA CCR rule 22.1 and AI rule 10 100 for 1st...90 for 2nd...85 for 3rd, etc.
4 points for qualifying Pole position
2006 NASA TEXAS CMC CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS:
1 1349 Varner (CMC)
2 1297 Landrum (CMC)
3 1287 Runyon (CMC)
4 1246 Mosty ( CMC )
5 1227 Burch (CMC)
6 1222 Dawdy/Carr ( CMC )
7 1192 Bell (CMC)
8 1033 Bishop/MacNeil ( CMC )
9 910 Warren/Buehler (CMC)
10 905 Ginsberg/Cooke (CMC)
11 755 Covini (CMC)
12 755 Rueth (CMC)
13 704 Smith, Scott ( CMC )
14 642 Liebbe (CMC)
15 262 Patterson (CMC)
16 258 McComb (CMC)
17 86 Thuman (CMC)
18 0 Tanner ( CMC )
19 0 Tseng/Rueth (CMC)
***CMC points per CMC rule 9: 100 for 1st...97 for 2nd...95 for 3rd, etc.
1 point for qualifying Pole position
Points from the lowest scoring 20% of the season’s total number of races shall be dropped from each driver’s total for purposes of calculating the season total.
For more information, the following websites should be able to answer any of your licensing/rules/racing questions: www.nasaproracing.com www.nasatx.com www.americanironracing.com www.camaromustangchallenge.com