Stock Car Race & Results - Jul 14, 2013
Written by Chris Messer Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00
Today's event finds us with bright blue skies and fluffy white clouds. It's a warm day, although cooler than it's been for the last week,and this really places a high demand on the drivers who need constant hydration and a little time in the shade in order to keep their cool.
Practice and hot laps complete, the first group of cars up for the beginning of the heat races will be the Modified class. On the pole is the 85 and next to him the 27. On the 2nd row we have the 18 next to the 25 and on the final row are the 50 and a new driver Jeremy (Boy) Moniz in the white 07. At the start of the race Tabangcura gets a good start and has the 85 in front while Peterson tucks the 27 in closely behind then it's one car back to the black #18 of Moniz and dropping back three of four more car lengths over the next lap. It's been mostly single file and by lap five Tabangcura has a five car length lead over second place and the gap is growing. It's a little bit dusty, but bearable so, with a little maintenance the track will hopefully hold up throughout the day. The 07 of Boy Moniz has been running carefully at the back of the pack and is getting lapped by the leader so he stays high to let the faster cars through. Peterson had been able to close the gap as they negotiated past the 07 and gets up towards Tabangcura's bumper at the finish, but the white flag flies and there's no opportunity fo him before the checkers fly. At the finish Tabangcura in front followed by Peterson, Chad Moniz in the 18, Muraoka driving the 25, Kovaloff in the 50 and rounding out the field; Boy Moniz in the 07.