The Buckeye Quarter Midget Racing Association hosted the 3rd race of the 6 race 2014-2015 season this past Saturday (Jan. 10th). In continuing different things, this was a qualifying event. Qualifying had not been done for many years so this presented an opportunity for new track records to be set. The competition didn’t disappoint the club as 5 new track records (pending tire tests) were set.
The 5 new record holders are:
1. Bryce Lucius – Jr. Honda (Little Kalamzoo Speedway)
2. Jacob Denney – Sr. Animal (BQMRA)
3. Cayden Hoyt – Lt World Formula (Little Kalamazoo Speedway)
4. Zeb Wise – Hvy 160 (NWOQMRA)
5. Carson Hocevar – Hvy Honda (Little Kalamazoo Speedway)
The Buckeye club was prepared for track records to fall. They hired expert technical supervisors to assist series Tech Director, Larry Ebert in checking record-breaking engines. Rick Tomason and Steve Stickle were on hand to tear engines down for inspection and to check fuel. Although it made for a long evening, the Buckeye club is very happy to report that all engines passed tech with no problems. In addition to these tests, tires samples were taken from EACH of the new record braking cars.
The racing was, as usual, spectacular. One race in particular, Sr. Honda, saw Billy Green come from 11th place to 2nd place, challenging Birthday Boy, Jacob Denney, for the lead. This happened approximately halfway through the race. Denney just barely held off Green for the win. They put on an outstanding show.
The diversity in clubs, cars, engines and drivers assures that the Buckeye Indoors will continue to be the benchmark for racing in the middle of the winter. Anyone who takes home a win from the Indoors can hold their head high and proudly state they are an Indoors Champ.
The Buckeye Club would like to extend a warm Thank You to all that braved the single digit temperatures to race with us. As in the past, there were teams that came from New Jersey, Michigan, North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky….The next race will be held on January 21st. The Featured classes will be Heavy Honda and Light AA, these classes will have on track driver introductions.
For more information, please contact:
BQMRA Indoor Director