Race #2 at Rte. 66 Raceway Results
Wally Pote, after many Runner-Up finishes, was the final round victor at Rte. 66 Raceway last Saturday. Wally took the victory over Ben Baer. The race was run at 1/8 mile due to cool track and windy conditions. The number one qualifying position went to Brian Reimer with a 5.712 ET.
Our next race weekend will be at Byron Dragway on June 1 & 2. See you there!
Rte. 66 Raceway Results
Chad Lamont defeated Mike Kuhn in a double breakout final 8.891 to 8.877.
Mike Kuhn was #1 Qualifier with a perfect 8.900.
Our next race is Saturday May 11th again at Rte. 66 Raceway. The schedule will be the same: track opens at 9 am and first time run at approximately 11 am. Park just to the right of entrance road.
Good Luck and Be Safe!
**A correction on the recent newsletter, it reads June 13-14 at Byron. It should be July 13-14.
LET THE RACING BEGIN!
Route 66 Schedule Saturday May 4
Gates open 9.00 a.m.
First Time Run Approximatly.11:00a.m.
Two time runs.
Pit in area in line and to the right of entrance road.
All cars must tech or have ETI card.
Any questions please call Rich Kwas,708-743-6150
Have Fun, Be Safe !
Anyone in need of Hoosier Tires or Sunoco Race Fuel, please call Pat or Chad Lamont at 847-587-1477!
2013 DRIVERS MEETING
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 AT NOON
Pops Pizza & Pub
817 Nerge Road Roselle, Il
Exit Elgin- O'Hare Expressway at Roselle Road,north to Nerge Road, East on Nerge.
This is your opportunity to learn what's new and voice your ideas and concerns for the2013 season.All are invited.Call Rich Kwas for more info,708-743-6150
SEE YOU THERE
Racing Season Getting Closer
Come visit the MIDWEST SUPERCOMP SERIES booth at the RACE &PERFORMANCE EXPO on February 22,23,24 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles Il.The 2013 schedule,calendars,and apparel will be available A number of our sponsors will be represented at the show.Stop by them at the show to show our support for them and please try to use our other sponsors.
SEE YOU THERE!
McWilliams Wins Midwest Super Comp
Drag Racing Championship
The McWilliams Racing team of Dave McWilliams, Connie Carbone, Duane and Carol Ward, and Phil Kettler realized a collective dream this season when they won the Midwest Super Comp Drag Racing Championship.
It was extra special because this was the 25th anniversary of the Midwest Super Comp series.
The points race was tight all year, with the championship hinging on the last race of the season.
The Midwest Super Comp series featured 14 races with 14 different winners from five different states.
In the final race of the 2012 season at the Byron (IL) Dragway on September 23 the points-leading McWilliams team was eliminated early with electrical problems and had to watch from the stands; their championship fate left to the performances of the trailing second and third-place teams.
“It was nerve-racking sitting in the stands,” said McWilliams. “I was a lot more nervous than I ever am driving the car.”
As Fate would have it the overall championship came down to the last race of the day when Chad Lamont, who entered the final race of the series in third place, lost in the final, giving McWilliams the season-long championship by a mere 50 points (4,885 – 4,835).
The Midwest Super comp Series consisted of 15 races (one was rained out) with points given for qualifying, rounds won, wins, and extra points for perfect lights and runs.
Over 70 racers, the best in the Midwest, make up the series. Every round win is difficult, every racer is competitive.
McWilliams has been drag racing for 12 years, four years in the MWSC series.
Carbone, the McWilliams team crew chief, admits that once she realized the championship was a possibility, it was a little stressful.
“Running for a championship is a big commitment,” she said. “Every qualifying point, every round is important. Duane was busy almost every day during the week, making sure the car was ready for the weekend. It takes a team to win a championship!”
The Midwest Super Comp banquet was held November 3 in Rochelle, IL. Team McWilliams received a beautiful trophy, a cash prize and gift certificates. In addition, Carbone was named Crew Chief of the year, while McWilliams was voted Sportsman of the year.
“These honors were extra special because they are voted on by the drivers and are given for respect, competitiveness and sportsmanship,” said Carbone.
“Midwest Super Comp is a tight knit group of racers,” added McWilliams. “We have fun on and off the track.”
McWilliams and Carbone want to thank their sponsors for their support: Ted’s Place Trucking & Southwest Asphalt, Lynch Excavating, Red & Debs Bar and Grill, Chicago’s Best, Bill’s Plumbing and Heating, Dewey’s Tire, Sinipee Valley Winery, Sherwin Electric, Lifestyle Alternatives, Midwest Fire and Restoration, and Harley & Deb McWilliams.
They also want to thank their fans for coming and cheering them on. “We had a bus trip to the Earlville (IA) track in August with over 100 fans there, all wearing our team t-shirts,” said McWilliams. “It was awesome looking up and seeing them in the stands.”
As for next year McWilliams added, “We are going to go out and have fun doing what we love to do.”
Friends You Haven’t Met Yet!!!!!!!