BETTER LATE THAN NEVER - FIRST STOP IN FAIRLY RELIABLE BOB’S CLUB CHALLENGE SERIES KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR
Mother nature won the day at the first attempt at staging
the Fairly Reliable Bob’s Club Challenge Series. Nearly an inch of rain fell on
Firebird during the opening event, which required rescheduling until Friday, May
10th. Fortunately enough, positively gorgeous weather greeted a good-sized
turnout of participants as temperatures climbed into the mid-80’s for the
opening night race of the season.
Congratulations to each of the champions: Mike Osich, Glen Phillips, Kristi
Shawver, Susan Wikfors, and Grant Middleton. In the team competition, the Melba
Outlaws in the Silver Cup; Flying Brick in the Bronze Cup; and the Barons in the
Copper Cup lead their respective divisions.
Club Bracket #1
Mike Osich, Down `n Dirty, .024, 10.29 (10.31 dial) 129.70 mph def. Terry
Phillips, DT Embroidery, -.032 foul, 10.76 (10.79 dial) 124.06.
Semi-Steve Pyburn, Melba Outlaws; Rick Sayers, Melba Outlaws.
Quarters-Rick Sayers Jr., Melba Outlaws; Jerry Forrey, Kuna Kunckle Draggers;
Randy Williamson, Melba Outlaws.
Club Bracket #2
Glen Phillips, PSI Racing, .012, 12.68 (12.67 dial) 108.23 def. Ed Wong, Valley
Vettes, .055, 12.73 (12.76 dial) 110.40.
Semi-Mike McNamara, Melba Outlaws.
Quarters-Marcia Randall, Naughty Girls; Sharlene Lancaster, Melba Outlaws.
Club Bracket #3
Kristi Shawver, Down `n Dirty, .032, 12.88 (12.90 dial) 98.19 def. Lynn
Johnston, Melba Outlaws, .028, 16.13 (16.19 dial) 85.10.
Semi-Shayne Schaefer, Notorious Hot Shots; Larry Shideler, Valley Corvettes.
Quarters-Eldon Twitty, Down `n Dirty; Derryl Winters, Down `n Dirty; Darren
Hoskins, Down `n Dirty.
Club Bracket #4
Susan Wikfors, PSI Racing, .087, 13.27 (13.27 dial) 100.79 def. Steven Marsala,
The Barons, .165, 14.35 (14.30 dial) 97.25.
Semi-Rich Moore, PSI Racing; Jeff Thatcher, PSI Racing.
Quarters-Neil Ramey, Guardians, Fuzzy Sterling, Door Slammers; Mike Huetson,
Down `n Dirty.
Club Bracket #5
Grant Middleton, PSI Racing, .127, 16.63 (16.52 dial) 72.31 def. Robert Smith,
Down `n Dirty, .274, 16.52 (16.56 dial) 85.40.
Semi-Angela Cirelli, Flying Brick.
Quarter-Mike Colson, Custom Racing; Jan Shawver, Down `n Dirty.