Left to right Paul Peterson 2nd place, Brian Laurent 1st place and Aaron Streblow 3rd place
August 7th, 2014 (Waupun, WI) – This last Sunday, August 3rd was the 2nd round of the COWRC.COM SC Late Model Triple Crown Series. There were 21 SC Late Models ready to do battle and try and race their way into the 100 lap A-Main! Once again the day started out with the SC Late Models competing in single car qualifying. After qualifying was done, Brian Laurent was the top qualifier with a 5.676 lap time which was just .001 quicker than the 2 place qualifier of Randy Yerke who had a 5.677 lap time! There were then two sets of 40 lap heat races with points being awarded for the finishing positions. The mains were then lined up by heat race points, tie breakers are decided by the racer’s single car qualifying lap, which makes qualifying even more important as there were 2 way, 3 way and even 4 way ties for a position.
After all the heat races were done, Randy Yerke had the most heat race points and lined up on the pole position for the 100 Lap A-Main! Once the A-Main was lined up, we then had the dice roll for the invert. Randy rolled the dice, and rolled a “4” so that sent Brian Laurent who was our 4th place qualifier, to the pole position, and would send Randy back to start 4th. Once the tone went off, Brian Laurent jumped out ahead of the field. The racing would then take place behind Brian as there was a good fight for 2nd on back. This battle was going on at lap 70 yet where Wayne Peterson was in 2nd, Marcus Mcauly in 3rd, with Aaron Streblow and Paul Peterson fighting for that 4th spot, with Randy hanging out in 6th. All on the same lap. Jack Zenil was not far behind either, just 1 lap down, but Zach Tratar pulled off early with differential problems. As the laps wound down, Brian had a comfortable 4 lap lead on the rest of the field, with battling still going on behind him, until cars started to get tired. Marcus Mcauly and Wayne Peterson both suffered mechanical issues with about 25 laps to go, which then sent Paul Peterson to 2nd place, who had just passed Aaron back. Randy Yerke and Jack Zenil also had a battle on their hands battling for the 4th spot until Randy Yerke suffered mechanical issues and was forced to retire his car on lap 82. The only battle left on the track for the remainder of the race was by Paul Peterson and Aaron Streblow for the 2nd place, but Aaron could not get back up to the back bumper of Paul Peterson by the time Brian Laurent crossed the finish line to complete the 100 laps and claim the 2nd Round of the COWRC.COM Triple Crown Series! After 100 laps the finishing order was, Brian Laurent-100 laps, 2nd Paul Peterson-96 laps, 3rd Aaron Streblow-96 laps, 4th Jack Zenil-95 Laps, 5th Randy Yerke-82 laps, 6th Wayne Peterson-77 Laps, 7th Marcus Mcauly-77 Laps, 8th Zach Tratar-31 laps.
We also had the other 5 classes on hand and had great racing as well! The racers in the Amateur Class keep showing improvement each week they are out there! Kooper Raley even improved by 5 laps from the heat races to the main. Kaylie Westphal improved in the Main as well getting just 2 laps shy of Koopers TQ. Jamison Westphal ran for the first time and didn’t give up all day. Richard Brooke was out there for his 2nd time racing and also showed improvement his 2nd time out by qualifying 2nd in the heats. We are looking forward to watching these racers developed in the weeks to come!
The Sportsman 2WD SCT Class had a good A-Main as well with Zach Tratar, Dale Marshall and Chad Gean all battling for the win! There were several lead swaps by all 3 drivers but at the end of the 50 lap A-Main, Zach Tratar won, Dale 2nd and Chad rounding out the podium in the 3rd spot.
The Street Stock Class also did not disappoint. This new class always features some exciting racing! Connor Schulz would come back from a couple races off at Attitude RC Raceway and claim an A-Main win after doing battle with Aaron Streblow, his brother Colin, and father Bill!
Paul Peterson was once again at the top in the Open 4×4 class with the field trying to chase him down. Last race, Carl Fritts made a last lap pass to take the win, but Paul would not let that happen again as he took home the victory with Colin Schulz 2nd and Carl Fritts 3rd!
SC Modifieds also had a big car count with 21 showing up! This is always a fun class to watch with 21 cars, 17.5 motors, there is not much room to mess up. After 2 sets of heat races, and D,C, and B-Mains, the 8 car field was set, to try and end Brain’s winning streak with his SC Modified in the state of Wisconsin. The field did not give up all race, and is starting to close in on Mr. Laurent, with the top 3 in this week’s A-Main all finishing on the lead lap, with 4th and 5th only one lap down. Despite the field closing in on Brian, he would not give in and claimed another win! Dana Zenil came home 2nd with Don Dechamps 3rd!