2007 Speedweeks Special
2007 started with a whole new approach to Speedweeks, as MMRA rented the
entire Bronson Motor Speedway in Florida just for our racers. Our goal
was to provide LOTS of track time, early ends to the raceday, an organized
program, and opportunities to socialize. Mission accomplished.
Anyone who didn't get more than 500 laps at the track wasn't trying, as
there were hours of practice, qualifying, qualifying races, and feature
races each day. It was great to see new drivers improve right before
our eyes, and old timers even had a chance to experiment with fine-tuning
their racecar setups. Every day finished before dark at 6:30 and
everyone had a chance to hang out, go get dinner, and get a good night's
rest before the next day.
Thanks to our new National Director Mardy Dunn and his father Neil, the
program was organized and pretty much on schedule each day. After the
first day, everyone got into a rhythm and knew what to expect. Mardy
is serious about going by the rulebook and we had several cars DQ'ed for
ride height and wheelbase infractions the first day - but by Saturday,
everyone went through with no problems.
Bronson Motor Speedway was a great facility for this event and the staff
went above and beyond to provide everything we needed for a great event.
On Friday night, they hosted a great cookout which even included awesome
cheesecake for dessert. Vic and Pete went through the line last so
they could take two pieces!
The contract is already signed for us to return to Bronson Motor Speedweek
for Speedweeks 2008. It will be the same schedule as this year
so you can start planning your vacation now. Thanks to all the racers
that came out, and we look forward to seeing you again at the 2007 Touring
and Grand National races.
Here are links to more information from the Speedweeks Special
Thursday Feb 15
Friday Feb 16 Finishing
Saturday Feb 17