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TOUR RACE 6 & 7 - BIG COUNTRY SPEEDWAY
JUNE 1 and 2, 2007


 

The Western 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 PRO Division.

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" parties. 

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.  Click here for a 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 MMRA.

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