March 14th is our 1st TOPMA Event and its shaping up to be a Good One , Batman is setting up some Grudge Matches along with the 7.0 Class as well, were gonna add more as we go but mark your calendars and come on out, This Event will be Slicks or Drag Radial tires only(no Street Tires) Qualifying will start at 5o’clock
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TOPMA Points – 2014
Sorry for the late posting but here are the final points standings:
#1 Gaylen Smith – 520
#2 Steve Wiley – 503
#3 Rodney Parks – 344
#4 Chuck Poindexter – 301
#5 Kevin Hargett – 287
#6 Doug Morales – 228
#7 Doug Riesterer – 216
#8 Charles Letteer – 198
#9 Bob Alexander – 144
#10 Tim Cruce – 137
#11 Perry Dunn – 131
#12 Eddie Roach – 116
#13 Mat Thomas – 55
#14 Greg Green – 45
#15 James Lafitte – 44
#16 Brandon Lewis – 37
#17 Shane Thompson – 31
#18 Bob Rankin – 31
#19 Chad Sheffield – 31
#20 Dennis Sugrue – 27
#21 Jim Brinkerhoff – 26
#22 Darren Inman – 22
#23 Jay Ligon – 22
#24 James Satterwhite – 22
#25 Marcus Landeros – 11
#26 Charlie Matthews – 11
#27 Rick Cate – 11
Congratulations to Gaylen Smith and the entire TBH crew for an outstanding year! It didn’t look like we were going to catch Wiley in the Texas Grim Reaper but at the last race of the season, the stars all lined up properly and we squeaked by for the championship. Congratulations to Steve Wiley and the entire Texas Grim Reaper crew for a stellar year, finishing #2. They came out with a vengeance and led the points the whole season until the final race. Congrats to the other teams, especially the top 8. We appreciate each and every racer who supports this organization, all the fans that come out in the heat and cold temps to watch us do what we love to do and to the race tracks who support us. I can’t wait for 2015.
I would also like to say THANK YOU to everyone who sent prayers & condolences to Gaylen and our family and to those who sent flowers to the funeral home in our time of sorrow when Gaylen’s dad passed away suddenly. The whole family was touched and over joyed with the number of people who came to remember Charles Ray! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
Unfortunately, with an 80% chance of rain and several racers traveling from all over Texas, we have canceled the Pro Mod race at Texas Raceway . The track will still be open (weather permitting) but we have moved the race to next Friday night (9/19). Yes, I know this is on top of the motorplex but we have had to do this in years past and everything was fine.
On a HOT August night, nine pro-mod teams showed up to play in the heat. After two rounds of qualifying here’s how everything unfolded.
#1 Gaylen Smith – 4.070 at 175 mph
#2 Bob Alexander – 4.118 at 181 mph
#3 Steve Wiley – 4.186 at 172 mph
#4 Rodney Parks – 4.328 at 164 mph
#5 Doug Morales – 4.387 at 166 mph
#6 Kevin Hargett – 4.444 at 174 mph
#7 Eddie Roach – 4.563 at 144 mph
#8 Charles Letteer – 4.565 at 130 mph
#9 Chuck Poindexter – 4.634 at 154 mph
Chuck Poindexter (W) 4.646 at 154 mph (.068 RT)
Rodney Parks (RU) 4.654 at 131 mph (.070 RT)
Chuck Poindexter gets the upset win who was filling in for Doug Morales who sheared off the converter bolts during 2nd round qualifying. This was a close race on paper and on the track. Both cars left together with Poindexter having a slight advantage and he takes the win.
Bob Alexander (W) 4.216 at 139 mph (.068 RT)
Eddie Roach (RU) 5.409 at 111 mph (.166 RT)
Gaylen Smith (W) 4.040 at 177 mph (.369 RT) ** Low ET**
Charles Letteer (RU) 4.399 at 150 mph (.273 RT)
Steve Wiley (W) 4.121 at 184 mph (.114 RT) **Top MPH**
Kevin Hargett (RU) 4.577 at 166 mph (.049 RT)
Bob Alexander (W) 4.074 at 180 mph (.021 RT)
Steve Wiley (RU) 4.154 at 180 mph (.026 RT)
Another very close race on paper and on the track.
Gaylen Smith (W) 4.070 at 158 mph (.141 RT)
Chuck Poindexter (RU) 7.518 at 87 mph (-.017 RT) Red light start
Chuck knew he red lit and lifted giving Gaylen the automatic win who was on a nice pass. Both Gaylen and Bob ran 4.07’s in the semi’s which was setting up for a nail biting side by side final round….
Bob Alexander (W) (.486 RT)
Gaylen Smith (RU) 7.518 at 87 mph (-.332 RT)
Side by side it was not. Gaylen’s transbrake didn’t hold. As soon as he got on the two-step the car started creeping and I was the one biting my nails hoping the tree came on before the car rolled out of the beams. Alexander was having problems of his own in the Smith Motorsports lane. He accidentally hit the chutes button and his chutes deployed on the starting line so he shut it off for the win.
Congratulations to Bob Alexander and the rest of the crew on your first TOPMA win! Congrats to Gaylen Smith and Team TBH as well for the runner-up finish.
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