Doubleheader is now in the recordbooks at Big Country Speedway in Wyoming.
The weather was beautiful, and our Future Stars and PRO Divisions received
lots of track time. In qualifying on Friday, local driver Austin Farley won the
pole in Future Stars, and 2006 Champion Rick Johnston won the pole for the
DBV Properties stepped up and offered the Future Stars a
bonus of $50 for every driver if they could go their full 50 lap race
without a caution. This proved to be a great motivator, as the kids
pulled it off. There were a couple of minor incidents that almost
brought out a caution, but the race stayed green. It was great to see
the crowd get into it as well. You could hear the cheers when the
caution didn't come out and everyone knew the kids had earned their bonus.
Pictured above are our Future Stars with their crisp $50 bills which they
received before the races on Saturday.
By racetime for the PRO Division it had gotten dark and a full moon was
over Big Country Speedway. Unlike the Future Stars race, the PRO
Division was caution filled. Most of the field sustained at least some
damage, and all post race parties were cancelled in favor of "fix the car"
Saturday was a new day, and amazingly every single Baby Grand that
crashed on Friday, was ready to compete again on Saturday. This was a
tremendous accomplishment and a testament to the dedication of the crews,
and the durability of the cars.
In qualifying, Tyler Herdman earned the pole for the first time ever in
the Future Stars Division, while in the PRO Division the previous nights race winner Michael Kipp earned the bonus point.
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photo of Tyler.
The DBV Challenge bonus was offered again but there was a caution in the
Future Stars race so all the kids were disappointed they didn't earn another
$50 bonus. Thanks again to DBV Properties for helping to encourage our
new drivers to learn how to race caution free.
In the PRO Division race, there were several cautions but the longer the
race went, the better it got. At the checkered flag, Michael Kipp made
it two for two as Canadians took the top 4 positions.
Points standings have been updated with the results from the Touring
Series weekend. Look for more information and photos to be posted here
in the coming days. Purse checks will be mailed early next week from
The next Touring Series weekend moves back east to Kentucky and Tennessee
on June 29 and June 30.
Click here to see
the final finishing orders from Friday's race
Click here to see
the final finishing orders from Saturday's race