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R1320 is a club of more than 200
members, with at least two things in common, the same employer in
Tucson, AZ and a mutual interest in drag racing and cars. Our
vehicles of choice range from a turbo-charged inline 6-cylinder Falcon
who has had multiple magazine articles published about it, to a brand
new Shelby GT-500 Mustang
Next Event August 9 -
Gates open at 6P
R1320's June 2014 Race
It's a heck of a way to start a race
event....get the car out of the trailer just to see that the alternator
light is on, and chances are you won't be able to run rounds on just
battery power! That's how Shelby Breckenridge started the evening.
Everyone else was up and ready to go when the first round of qualifying
runs was called at 6P. It was hot, but by the 3rd qualifying round
the sun had gone down and the air was nasty, with a virtual
altitude of 6600 feet causing every car to run slower than normal.
Jody Jensen had made her awesome hot dogs in
hot sauce so all racers and crews were chowing down and rejuvenating. We
were missing a good portion of our regular racers, Clement deLarge,
Kevin Hartnett, Angie Brown and Joe Basham, but we had a couple of the
newer crew, Kateland Weissman and Anthony.
Win big (kidding!) if you can
identify this car!
I forgot my notes in my trailer at the track,
so I'm not sure these results are correct. Stay tuned for updates!
Tim Burgess - Bye
Shelby Breckenridge vs Clayton Jensen
Anthony vs Phil Rios
Jamal Brewer vs Kateland Weissman
Tim Burges vs Clayton Jensen
Phil Rios vs Jamal Brewer
Phil Rios vs Clayton Jensen with Phil for the
May 10th was R1320's
4th race of the year, and though it was a blustery evening, it wouldn't
keep the racers from running at all. In the beginning we had 8 racers
ready to compete, but during the time trials, Joe Basham broke a rear
axle and had to have a flatbed come and pick up the car, so he was out
of the competition. Jamal Brewer blew a brake booster twice during the
evening, once getting on the freeway to the track, and during a race. He
also tried a new tune which takes some getting used to. Angie Brown's
friends Jake and Dianna Williams came out to watch and cheer her on, as
did Anna and Lalo Tejeda. Angie ran with a new tranny and was finally
able to break the 100 mph barrier a couple of times!
That broken axle left us with an uneven
number of cars, in which case the driver, Clement DeLarge, who had the
best reaction time during the time trials, would get the bye, or solo
pass down the track for an automatic win. That left the rest of the
drivers to fight it out on the first round. And what many of us were
seeing, over the course of the evening, is that as the temperatures
cooled down, the cars were running slower, which is contrary to normal,
as the temps cool, you usually run faster, which made choosing your dial
a little tough!
This was not the night for trash
cans........Jody Jensen had decided to order pizza for the gang and got
in her truck to go get the pizza at the front gate, managed to run into
one of the 55 gallon drums used for trash cans. No damage to the truck
but that trash can was destined to be hit that night as a little later
another racer not from our group, also managed to run into the same
trash can! We got a laugh out of that!
Clement DeLarge - Bye
Shelby Breckenridge vs Kevin Hartnett
Drew Mapes vs Clayton Jensen
Jamal Brewer vs Angie Brown
Clement DeLarge vs Shelby Breckenridge
Drew Mapes vs Jamal Brewer
Clement DeLarge vs Drew Mapes
Congratulations to Drew Mapes on his
first place finish and Clement DeLarge on his runner-up!
Current Points Standing