A Clean Sweep, Designer Night at the Races™ #36

While the racing on Monday night was close, Tuesday was an entirely difference story as one Studio took the bull by the horns and had their way with the rest of the field.  But the Competition isn’t the only story as the final tally showed $720 raised for Charity and Camaraderie abounded.  Read on for details of night #2…..

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The D-Main was a sponsor affair with a Chrysler racer thrown in to add some spice.  Jonathan Sieber of Recaro knocked an impressive 1.5 seconds off his qualifying time to move from 5th to 1st and the win.  Sieber was followed across the line by teammates Gerry Kmita and Kevin Kozole of JAC Products.  Several other drivers also managed massive time reductions led by Sally Kolar of Lacks Trim Systems who improved 2.3 seconds and Steve Klingman of Philips with a 1.8 second improvement.

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In the C-Main Zach Dormitrz of Lacks Trim Systems continued the sponsor podium sweep with a flag to flag win.  He was followed across the line by Mark Taylor of Ford who moved from his 7th starting position all the way up to 2nd.  Patrick Grogan of GM finished 3rd.

IMG_3935The B-Main had the top 3 qualifiers fight all race for the podium spots.  Patrick Van Der Poole of GM ended up with the win followed closely by Mike Rossey of Chrysler and Todd Willing of Ford.  Yours truly started last after missing grid call and managed the session’s fastest lap en route to a 4th place finish, an improvement of 7 spots and worthy of Philip Lighting’s Tail Light Trophy!

The Philips Team in action

The Philips Team in action

The Lacks Enterprises A-Main was the first points event of the evening.  Unfortunately it was a bit of a snoozer as the top 3 qualifiers finished in the exact same position.  Adam Hubers of Chrysler protected his pole position to end up with the race win and 9 points for Chrysler.  He was followed across the line by Deyan Nimov of Chrysler and Ryan Blodi of Ford.

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2nd Deyan Nimov of Chrysler, 1st Adam Hubers of Chrysler and 3rd Ryan Blodi of Ford

For the second night AACS awarded trophies for the top cars in the Car Show.  Patrick vander Poole of GM won Best in Show for his Mitsubishi 3000 GT, Adam Hubers of Chrysler won Most Fun for his Datsuon 210 Wagon and Craig Sandvig of Ford won Best Patina for his Sprite vintage Race Car.

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The second points paying event and crowd favorite was the Plastic Plate Team Enduro.  The results were in doubt to the end as Promotor’s Choice meant the teams were split to be as even as possible instead of the fast guys and gals all banding together and running away from the field.  The result? The top 4 teams all finished on the same lap!  Chrysler #2 with Adam Hubers, Jeff Chiu, Gary Shiu, and Mike Rossey crossed the line first and earned another 9 points for Chrysler.  They were followed by Ford #1 with Derek English, Max ?, Ryan Blodi, and Todd Willing in second and GM #1 with Addam Ebel, Brian Gieszler, Frank Schwartz, and Ryan Lacks in third.

2nd Ford #1, 1st Chrysler #2 and GM

Plastic Plate Team Enduro: 2nd Ford Team #1, 1st Chrysler Team #2 and GM Team #1

The final points event was the Recaro Simulator Challenge featuring iRacing software.  In the end Chrysler locked up the Fastest Studio in the East as Deyan Nimov of Chrysler made it a 3-peat.  In second was Addam Ebel of GM and Mike Rossey of Chrysler in third.

Ryan Blodi of Ford has an audiaence while running the Miata at Lime Rock

Ryan Blodi of Ford has an audience while running the Miata at Lime Rock

Lisa Caleca of Recaro awards Mike Rossey of Chrysler his 3rd Place trophy

Lisa Caleca of Recaro awards Mike Rossey of Chrysler his 3rd Place trophy

Addam Ebel of GM accepts the 2nd place trophy from Lisa Caleca of Recaro

Addam Ebel of GM accepts the 2nd place trophy from Lisa Caleca of Recaro

Deyan Nimov of Chrysler is all smiles with his 1st place Trophy in the Recaro Simulator Challenge

Deyan Nimov of Chrysler is all smiles with his 1st place Trophy in the Recaro Simulator Challenge

JAC Products awarded a trophy each nights to the fastest lap.  Tuesday’s winner was David McCall of Ford.  Perhaps in October these 2 drivers will meet on the track on the same night.

Ryan Blodi of Ford accepts david McCall's Fastest Lap Award presented by JAC Products.

Ryan Blodi of Ford accepts David McCall’s Fastest Lap Award presented by JAC Products.

With 3 wins in 3 events Chrysler turned their 1 point Monday lead into a massive 13 point win and is The Fastest Design Studio in the East (at least until October’s event).

What's left of the Chrysler Team accepting the AACS Golden Wheel Trophy

What’s left of the Chrysler Team accepting the AACS Golden Wheel Trophy

IMG_3920 IMG_4070 IMG_4388Here is a link to the pictures and results from the event:

 

 

About Frank Schwartz

Frank Schwartz is the founder of CarFriend.me and Advanced Automotive Consulting Services, partner in The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment and serial entrepeneur. A long time automotive enthusiast, Frank started reading car magazines at the age of 8 and has spent 30+ years working inside the automotive industry. In his spare time Frank races with the Sports Car Club of America, spends time working on his numerous project cars and supports many local charities.
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