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Friday, June 12, 2009

MDR Coyote Wash 200 June 13 Night Race at Plaster City California



UPDATING, June 14

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Steinberger and Pierce DNF their Trophy Trucks! Now you know why McMillin wins so many desert races...Plaster City. Real race seat time.

First Reports In:


Jerry Larimore:

"Well it all starts Friday night at 11pm while I heard about my buddy Richard Of RPM had flipped his car prerunning and was taken to the hospital. Well after finding out that he was ok the next logical thing to do was go race. So I go into the garage and see if I have window nets, I did. So at 12am Friday night I start putting window nets on and call my nephew Bret and tells him that I need a codriver cause I am racing Saturday night.

Long story short we get out there Saturday at about 3pm and sign up. Not real familiar with MDR and the various classes. I had it in my mind that I was racing 4 laps so fuel wasn’t going to be a problem and 100 miles no big deal. (By the way I am way out of shape and haven’t raced for over 2 Years)
Well 30 min before the race I notice some cracks on my spindals in a very sensitive area so I decide to not to race which is the conservative thing to do. Well I was then told to just have it welded and was directed to the Mcmillins who were right next to us. I went to Mark and asked if I could use his welder, well the Mcmillin crew could not have been more accommodating, they provided welder, gloves, hood, and table to block the wind.
Thanks to Richard and his crew who by the way was there after his crash and Hospital visit to go the fist 20 feet in the car so as to not loose there points I was ready to race.
So I go to the start and find out that I am not in the class I thought I was in. I am in I guess a pro class. Anyways we start and finish the first 4 laps and pull into the finish expecting a checker flag. To my dismay no checker flag and I had two more laps to do. So then on the 5th lap I come into the pits and fill the tank with some lawnmower cans my buddy brought to fill his toy. I wasn’t prepared to go more than 100 miles mentally physically or with the necessary fuel. So we are off. Then at about RM 7 I start hearing a noise so we get out to inspect, we lost an upper link bolt….. Poor prep on my behalf, didn’t tighten right. So after 30 min back in action.
Pull in at the finish of lap 6 no checker flag; the official says 2 more…. No way this can’t be, what is going on is someone playing a joke. So we leave and the first 5 miles I am telling my nephew I am done and should we quit. Right away in my mind’s eye I see Mark Mcmillin in dust to glory saying you never never give up. We pull into a check point and get out. I tell the official I am done…. I quit. He says are you sure, I said call it in we are done. He then looks at the time sheet and says you are winning you can’t quit. On and on this guy goes over and over you can’t quit, so under advisement of Mark Mcmillin and this official we go on.
Well after throwing a belt we finish. What a night. We literally pulled cob webs off the truck Saturday Morning and went racing. To our surprise we finished. Bigger surprise we won! I know there were not many in the class I think one other guy but that’s not the point. I won a battle against my own quitting demon and that is a huge accomplishment.
So a huge thanks to those guys out on the course who cheered us on, Mr. Mcmillin and crew and of course my nephew who went the whole race in a race suit 2 sizes too small."

Another:
"I drove all 8 laps in 1608, the first 3 laps we had an awesome battle with Kevin Walsh and after he broke a torsion, I think, we had a 10 min. lead over the field on lap 4 and then motor cut out on lap 5 and after a few mins later, stopped in the wash, we figured it out, we switched the coils and off we went, still up front by about 5 minutes over Meyers and Files and everyone else back there. Finally after 7 brutal laps, 1 more to go and we got a flat, changed the flat, stopped at the next pit to get a new spare and we sprinted for the finish line, we were the first 1600 car to the finish but we had a timer going as soon as I finished and Meyer beat us by 22 seconds! We still pulled off a 2nd place finish with the down time, congrats to 1631, Meyers for driving a good, consistent race, can't wait for the next one! And for anyone who thinks I am crazy to do all 8 laps on a BRUTAL course, I don't regret doing it, it was a blast! Thanks to MDR, they put on an EXCELLENT race, all the check points were well ran, and lit up by huge lights, thanks to Hawthorne for those. There were rovers everywhere and they were on top of everything, after my dad had lapped me in the 1 car he was bout 5 mins ahead of me and warned me about stuck cars in the wash, by the time I got there, the rovers and other people had already been there and directed us around it and cleared it out quickly, great job! The turn out was great, by the time race day had come more and more people I talked to entered last minute and there were tons of racers! I am not sure about the car count of starters but I would guess anywhere between 60-70! See everyone out at the next MDR race!"


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PLASTER CITY INFO

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7:30 PM START, GREAT WEATHER AROUND 95 DEGREES DAY & 70 NIGHT.
5:30 PM MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING
6:OO PM STAGING
6:30 PM GREEN FLAG DROPS

8 25 MILE LAPS
8 HOUR TIME LIMIT


SUNDAY, June 14


8:00 A.M. CRB IF NEEDED

9:00 AWARD CEREMONY

Half of the drivers wanted a 6:00 start, the other half wanted a 7:00 start so MDR split it at 6:30 P.M
If your race team will be arriving on Friday, June 12th. stop by the start/finish trailer for pre-registration. This will allow you to go straight to the Tech Inspection area on Saturday and will speed up the registration/tech process.

Look forward to seeing everyone in the desert.

Stephanie Lozano
MDR Course Director



Drawing Party Results

Starting Positions:

1/2 1600:
1616 Calhoun
1650 Archibald/Kremp
1608 McMillin
1624 Manring
1691 Parker
1617 Walsh
1603 Guiterrez
1631 Meyers

Class1/TT:
182 Jernigan
125 Galles
118 Hovey
153 Sziauko
101 McMillin
149 McCallum
150 Archibald

From The MDR Website:

TROPHY TRUCK

11 HEGAR 1ST

CLASS 100

182 JERNIGAN 1ST
125 GALLES 2ND
118 HOVEY 3RD
153 SZIAUKO 4TH
101 MCMILLAN 5TH
149 MCCALLUM 6TH
150 ARCHIBALD 7TH

CLASS 800

802 BRYAN 1ST

CLASS 500

501 ROHRER 1ST

CLASS 1200

1200 CORTEZ 1ST
1280 LOZANO 2ND

CLASS 1600

1616 CALHOUN 1ST
165O ARCHIBALD 2ND
1608 MCMILLAN 3RD
1624 MANRING 4TH
1691 PARKER 5TH
1617 WALSH 6TH
1603 GUIETREZ 7TH
1631 MEYERS 1ST R/S

CLASS 1300

1303 HALL 1ST
1366 EDWARDS 2ND

CLASS 725
744 MORRISON 1ST

CLASS 1400
1448 KLAT/UNSICKER 1ST

CLASS 1500
1575 MILLIGAN 1ST

CLASS 1450
1480 RICHARDS 1ST
1455 FREEMAN 2ND
1463 REAVES 3RD
1474 SUTALO 4TH
1482 QUANTRILL 5TH R/S
1492 CREIGHTON 4TH R/S
14XX HOUGH 3RD R/S WON FREE ENTRY
1499 SHAW 2ND R/S
1489 GRIGGS 1ST R/S

CLASS 550

557 PLUNKETT 1ST
580 SCHULZ 2ND
573 NEGRETE 3RD
554 SIMPSON 3RD R/S
555 CORTEZ 2ND R/S
563 SLETTON 1ST R/S

CLASS 900

969 SARVER 1ST
976 WILLEY 2ND
925 VICTORIA 3RD
988 WHITEHEAD 4TH
900 CULVER 5TH
916 STOVER 6TH
902 GRAVES 1ST R/S

CLASS 1100
1192 SIERRA 1ST
1148 ESPINOSA 3RD R/S
1103 FENLEY 2ND R/S
1111 HAUGLEY 1ST R/S

CLASS TROPHY KART

007 DOHERTY



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