NOTICE FOR 6/13 and 6/14 RACES: RACING THIS WEEKEND AT CORDOVA HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST
We at MWTS would like to Welcome 6 new Sponsors for the 2015 season:
M & W Marine
Westside Motor Coach
Scurto Cement Construction
That makes 15 sponsors for 2015. We hope to see all of our sponsors track side or in the pits this season. We can not thank all of you enough!! Without our sponsors we would not be able to continue
with MWTS! Please support them and give them a thank-you when you see them!
MWTS 2015 Race #2 and #3, Byron Dragway
10 MWTS members pulled in Friday afternoon & evening at Byron Dragway, all eager to hit the track Saturday morning. But, Mother Nature had other plans for us yet again! Yes, IT RAINED, and it didn't quit till late Saturday afternoon!! B.J. and his crew were relentless in constantly blowing water off the track and running the sweeper tractor, while we all huddled under Sojka's canopy and wondered why he was still out there, even in the hardest rainfall!!?? While the kids played in the "lakes" we all had by our rigs, and we all huddled under those canopies or stayed unside watching movies, B.J. had a plan.. He proved to all of us that
he knew, he would be way ahead Sunday morning with an already dry track and "THANK-YOU'', so much dry pits Saturday night!!! Thank-You B.J. and crew for all your endless hard, wet work Saturday. We are all
humbled and so gratefull for the time spent getting "the playground of power" ready for Sunday. I know that MWSC along with us are very thankful. So, I can say that I found out how to run the washer dryer in the
motorhome and dryed the "swimwear" some needed dryed, while watching the old TV series "Soap" with a few fellow racers. I know that across the street, they were watching "American Sniper" and who know what else was happening in there! Hey, Charlie, hard to sleep with grenades going off?? Bruce Carlson woke up and wondered if he'd slept till Sunday!!?? The last I saw Larry Dumke, he was headed for a nap! Us girls were all giddy to see the newest Symczak, baby Bryce!! It was his first time at the track!! Soo, cute! Later everyone gathered around "Griz's" pit to watch the Blackhawks skate to Victory!! Then, like mice, scurried away to their warm rigs!
Sunday morning was pretty cool, but SUNNY!!!! YIPEEE!!! In the sun, the new tower looks great! Couldn't wait to get out and check the new track surface. So, Race #2 was cancelled. Sunday will be Race #3. We
started out with 18 entries, all but 1 MWTS members. Nice paint job, Kyle and Larry Dumke, it looks Great!!!
First round Qualifing we had a very unfortunate incident when Robbie VanderWoude hit the wall. We are all so sorry Rob and Robbie. We hope to see you guys soon. We also had 3 others with issues, that had to load
up. So, after 2nd round qualifing, we had Dave Howard with a 6.97 @ 199 mph. as our low qualifier, followed by Scotty Haas 6.98 and Matt Symczak 7.16. Good job, guys!
First round was: D. Howard over Eddie Banderowicz; M. Symczak over S. Howard; A. Bosak over K. Dumke; Nick ? (sorry) over S. Haas; D.Matiecka over C. Redden; R.Sojka over J.Hochsteddler; and J.Lynch over
2nd round was: D.Howard bye run; Matt over Alex; Don over Nick, and John over Ricky. Semis were: Dave over Matt and John over Don. Congratulations to John Lynch and his whole crew on their great job to get the win!!! John was so consistant and tough all day! Welcome to MWTS!
Also, congrats to Dave Howard and Team Tacchia, on the runner-up finish. Nice Job. The $50 Bounty on Alex Bosak went to Matt Symczak. I am not sure if there was a Perfect Light!?? Also, Ricky Sojka got a $30 bonus for having the fastest mph. He was over 200!
Next MWTS Race is June 13th and 14th at Cordova Dragway in Cordova, Illinois. Hope to see a great car
count. Till then, Happy Racing!
MWTS 2015 Race #1, Rt 66 Raceway
The 2015 MWTS season hs officially begun!! The weather appeared that maybe our first race would be delayed, but a cool damp morning soon cleared and warmed up to be a great racing day! It was so great to see everyone again after a long winter. Our count was a little low, probably some due to the weather outlook, and some to very unfortunate casualties the weekend before. Testing at Route 66 had a couple motors go down, Div.3 Indy had a motor failure, and one of our original members crashed his car at Cordova. We hope to have everyone back soon.
So, Saturday morning we started the day with 15 entries. All 15 were MWTS members. We welcomed John Lynch and his dad Frank to their first MWTS race!! We are so glad to have them in our association! The other 14 on Saturday were, Tim Kirman, Ricky Sojka, Dave Green, Dave Howard, Chris Redden, Dave Espisito, Andre Harris, Tony Grzelinski, Alex Bosak, Mike Olenick, Steve Howard, Don Matiecka, Chad
Pekrul, and Robbie VanderWoude. Chad Pekrul has a beautiful new car!!
During qualifing we lost 4 cars to mechanical failures! Boy, our guys are having a rough start! We really hope
everyone is able to get all fixed up and no more troubles to anyone! Tim Kirman was our low qualifier with a great 6.70 @ 205! He was followed by Ricky Sojka with a 6.73 and Dave Green with a 6.82. Nice job, guys!
Kirman had a bye run 1st round and it was Harris over Grzelinski; D.Howard over Matiecka; S.Howard over Redden; Green over Pekrul; and Bosak over Espisito. 2nd round was Harris over Kirman; S.Howard over D.Howard; and Bosak over Green. The semi's has S.Howard over Harris; and Bosak had the bye.
Congratulations to our 1st Race of the season winner, Alex Bosak!! Alex and Zach you guys were tough all day!! A great start to the 2015 season! Also, congrats to Steve Howard and Jake Burkhart on your runner-up
finish. There was no perfect light in eliminations and the Bounty will be on Alex at the next race.
Well, we have 3 weeks off to heal all our wounded cars. Next race is May 30th and 31st, at Byron Dragway. Byron has made alot of nice updates to the facility. Can't wait to check them out!! Hope we all have 2 great
days of racing there! See you all soon, can't wait for Race #2 and #3!!
Welcome To The New MWTS Website!
Welcome to the new MWTS website!!! In an effort to help keep the site updated frequently and stay user friendly, we have rebuilt everything from scratch. If you would like any announcements to be posted on the website please email me ( Kristi.Vicary@midwesttopsportsman.com ) and I can get them up right away.