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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sorry folks it has been a while since the last update. so lets do a lil catching up. We have now run 5 races in the 4 cyl. car. After an 11th that was met with a 12th place in the second run out there, 3rd time out had a good start and on a restart from red flag I stalled the car, the positions I lost at that point I could not make back up and finished 17th, Firecracker night I gave the fans a smoke show, but not in a good way on about lap 30 going into turn 3 my engine blew up sky high the whole drivers compartment filled with smoke, that night I finished 22nd DNF #1 of the season. I have to thank Kenny Mills, Wally Clark and Austin Towle for helping me get my back up engine into the car in time to get back on the track for the next 4 cyl event. In that next event I tried a few different things driving the car and was able to get my first career 4 cyl top 10 finishing 10th.

 

Since the last update I have ran 3 full size races. The first of which was quite possibly the best race I have ran in that car. Started 6th hung out there til I got shuffled to the back but chipped my way back up to 10th for my second top 10 of the season. The next time out the car ran well again and was running around 11th with about 6-7 laps to go when an over eager driver tried to slam his way past me and when that didnt work he tried to go high where he hit another car into my front end. The next lap I came to turn 1 I went to make my entry and the car went straight. Luckily I got the car slowed before contacting anythin or anyone. Ended up busting the radiator and finishing the race 14th. 2 weeks later with a new Radiator in the car we drew for starting positions and I drew the pole and took the spot. On the green flag I held the lead until turn 3(the first time I have ever lead a race) the car was real loose off turn 4 but I did what I could with it. After going a lap down the faster cars were working the high side around me when the 64 of Rosenblatt got loose coming down the track where I was coming up I went low to avoid contact I myself went sideways into the grass off turn 2 as the car almost came to a stop I hit a rut and the car lifted on to the drivers side door and came to a stop there. The red flag was flown and I have to say thanks to the Monadnock infield workers and Speedway Safety Services for there quick response to my wreck. They rolled me back over. I had a flat LF tire and the engine was flooded. I was towed off the track when we reached my pit stall Wally Clark and Paul Barnard (thanks so much guys) started changing the tire as I got the car fired up. They got the tire changed and I went back on the track missing only 8 laps to Complete the race. That was an awesome accomplishment. We ended the race 16th but I will take that finish because we did finish. I now sit 11th in points 20 out of the top 10.

This week we have the on track party please come down and say hi to all of your favorite drivers. Til next time be safe!


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 10:38 PM EDT
Saturday, May 31, 2008

so this past week We made a debut in the 4 cylinder enduros. It is a 91 Honda Prelude. There was a quiet a buzz goin around on how we would do in a new division with a new car and new competitors to deal with. I started the race 7th and elected to start right in that spot. At the start I stayed right in the top 10 for the majority of the race. A new task for me is passing cars as I'm used to being passed. For the first 10 or so laps I made a couple passes but made them a little bit harder than they had to be. About lap 10 I was coming out of turn 2 when I kinda chopped down on the 308 on accident. The car went completely sideways but I regained control and continued on. Around lap 15 I was running high to pass that very same 308 into turn 3 when I just about had him cleared and I was looking at the infield for the second time of the night this time I believe it was an intentional hit but again I regained the control and continued on. the rest of the race went pretty calm. When it was all said and done I finished the race in 11th place in my first time out there. I have to say I had an absolute blast in the car and can not wait to do it again.  I want to extend gratitude to the competitors of the 4 cylinders for racing me clean and welcoming me into the diivision. Until next time have a good one folks!

Posted by rbtmotorsports at 3:47 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2008 4:09 PM EDT
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ok so I'm a little behind on gettin the website started for the 2008 season. So I try to catch you all up.

 Our first investment of the off season was to purchase my own Truck and trailer so I wouldnt have to rely on freinds to get to the track. During the offseason I practiced with it and looked forward to the season opener.

I started 17th and the car felt nuetral all race long there was only one track issue when the 45 of rookie Chip Weston spun in turn 4 in which 92 Scott Lafortune spun to avoid the 45 and I then had to avois the 92. i made no contact and continued on to have my career best finish of 13th. Jeff Kirley won the race with S&S driver Dan Stoodley finishing second.

Race 2 I started 19th, the car started real loose but as the race went on the car developed a push. we only had one issue on track when the 45 spun outon the exit of turn 2 I had to spin also to avoid him....I contined on with an ill handling car to finish 14th. Jeff Kirley repeated and the 70 of Ryan Rivet finished second is best ever.

Last night was race 3. I started 9th. we were in a hurry up mode as rain was in the area. I had seen an official speaking to the front row starters while we were sitting in turn 4 waiting for the Late models to finish up their podium pictures. when I saw that I thought we may be doing a "semi Dead start to the race. I was right I spun the RR tire if I had not I would have hit Duane Stonier who started 7th who did not realize we were going green. I was able to stay withe the pak for a while and did not get lapped by the leader until lap 10, the most laps I have ever stayed on the lead lap. Lap 15 Joe Either and Mike Petalas got into a wreck right behind me exiting turn 2 I heard the wreck and thought we would ahve a red Flag and we did when Scott Lafortune hit the A5 still sitting on the track. All Drivers were ok and we continued on after a little beating with the 52 and 29 of Wesley Johnson things settled down. Dan Stoodley took the victory with the Kirley right behind him. I got my best career finish and first ever top 10 with a 9th place finish.

I want to thank Bruce, Patty, and Jennifer Clark. also Kenny Mills Wally Clark. Eric Pomansko, Dan Stoodley, Jason Spaulding, and Duane Stonier for the help of the best start to a season for me to date.

Next week the 4's run we will be back on the track in 2 weeks May 31st. Til then have a good one.


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 2:56 PM EDT
Saturday, December 29, 2007

As the year 2007 is coming to a close in the next few days I would like to reflect back on the year that was 2007.

  First off I have to thank a few men that if not for them I would not have been able to make every single race for the first time in my career. I have to thank Paul Barnard, Austin Towle, and Kenny Mills for their ability and willingness for transporting my racecar to and from the track when they did not have to thank you very much guys.

 This season saw alot of ups and downs. I had my best career finishes and best career races, but also had some of my worst races ever. over the season the car and driver showed improvements but a lackluster finish to the season overshadowed some of the good things this season brought.

 I have to throw out some other special thank yous. I very big Thanks to Dan Stoodley and Jason Spaulding, after I had my major wreck of the season they were willing to help get me repaired and back to the track which we were successful at. They also helped me with getting the car to a more respectable set up and much better tires, the week following these changes I had my best race ever, in which I completed the most laps in a race I have to date. Again if not for you guys I'd hate to think where I would be.

 I also have to thank Bruce Clark, Jackie Racine, Patty Clark, Emma Towle, Rob Williams, Chris Barnes, and everyone over at Racersbored.com for all the things you did to make 2007 the best yet!

 I want to say thanks also to all my competitors who did great this year, congrats to Dan Yagmin for winning the Championship, thanks to Duane Stonier for the advice you had to offe through the season and to all the rest of you for the respect that I try to return to you. It was an honor for me to race with "Goofy" Dave Wheeler in his final full season racing. I have watched him for as long as I can remember, Thanks for the memories and good luck in your next adventures with your son!

 I hope everyone has a very good new year and we will see you soon in 2008.....Happy Holidays everyone!


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 12:29 PM EST
Monday, July 2, 2007

Okay I'm a little late on the update......We raced on June 23rd.....

 During the week Dan, Jason, and I did some fine tuning to the car in hopes of getting the car closer to "driveable" ....When putting the car onto the trailer Sat. morningI thought I heard a click or clunk...no one else heard it so we said we'd take a gander at the track after its off the trailer....Well while rolling the car off the trailer that noise became a huge clunk when turning to the left...after parking the car we did some searching and found that the shims in the RF contol arm had worked loose and fallen out and the top of the wheel was flopping.....we hussled around to repair that problem and got ready for the Outlaw Pro race in time.....

Once it was time to go racing The car felt pretty good and I was keeping with some of the cars...during the race the A4 of Bill Faford spun in 3 and 4 right in front of me....I came to a stop just before nailing is drivers door...then I could see Orange out my right side door ans Trevor Dyer in the 70 had come to a stop also...as said from My Mom....."It looked like you guys were starting a parking lot"...well I got my self outta that situation and continued on through out the next 15-20 laps I ended up going through the grass to avoid the spinning 7x...did that without any harm....and went on to finish my strongest race to date...I finished 16th for the 5th time in my career in only 15 starts.....

In other action Bruce Clark backed up his first win with a 3rd place finish........Behind Points leader Alby Ovitt and Eddie Laclair.......

John Yagmin got win #2 on the season with a late pass on Adam Skowrya to deny Skowrya his first career victory.....

 S & S racing was in action also.....Jason Spaulding backed up his career best finish of 11th with another 11th place finish in the 4cyl. event.....Dan Stoodley came home with an 11th place finish after a mess in Turn 4 he was involved with during the Full Size event......

 

Next Event for us Full size guys is July 14th.....The little guys will be in action this coming week for the Firecracker 2007 event....

 

Until the next time enjoy the summer!!.....

RBT Motorsports #84


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 8:29 PM EDT
Monday, June 18, 2007

The last week was very crazy......I would first like to Thank both Jason Spaulding and Dan Stoodley for the willingness to bring my car to their shop and fixing my car....It was very much appreciated!!

 We had to Use the pick up truck and pine tree method to get the car back to relatively normal......and put on a new door......along with a lot of other work over the week to get us to the track for saturday....

Once it was time to get to the race track...I drew the # 1 tarting spot.....I elected to start in the back....at the drop of the green I drove passed a couple of cars and got outta town for a little while...til the leader caught me......I trapped my self on the extreme low side and lost a lot of tima and a position at that time...once I got out in open room I was reeling in the 7R as he seemed to be having problems...at one point in the race I actually spun my RR tire all the way from turn 4 all the way down to turn 1...not a good thing....lol

At the end of the race I ended up with my best finish of the season and tying my career record with a 16th place finish....and absolutely no new dents or scratches to the car....a night I can deal with....

Bruce Clark led all laps in his way to his first career Win in the 4Cyl enduros congrats to that whole team......

on the S & S racing side of things...Dan Stoodley was unable to take the green in the Full size race with a Tranny issue...and Jason came home with his Career best finish of 11th in the 4 cyl. enduro race.....

 

We all race again this week ....til then have a good one!!....


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 8:12 PM EDT
Monday, June 4, 2007

Saturday night was very eventful to say the least....before getting to the track I had had a feeling the night might be a little crazy seeing our division had not been on the track in almost a month....

 I started the day by drawing the pole...I elected to start from the rear as I had been having a fuel issue earlier in the day. Once it was race time we got a good start...I stayed on the lead lap for the first 9 laps which is the best I have ever done at the time I got lapped I was also in the process of making a pass. Coming out of turn 2 as I was about to have the pass completed I got knocked hard in the Right Rear quarter panel....That spun me right around where I rode the backstretch wall and the trunk got sheered off once I came to a stop the car stalled aand I was in the middle of tracks. A couples cars missed me but "goofy" Dave Wheeler was unable to miss me he got on the brakes but still got a very hard shot on my Drivers side door. The red flag was thrown after, track official Kevin Askwith ran over to make sure I was okay I said ya let me see if it starts, which it did..I started to move and asked Kevin if all the wheels were fine, they were so I continued on. after that red things went fantastic...continueing to run well til Bucky Sheets blew up going into turn 3I saw it a tried to get slowed down before getting in to the fluid...I was able to back down but cars behind could not and I got slammed from behind and on the side....the red flew for a fire on Bucky's car..I turned the car back around and found that I was unable to turn left anymore....and thats where I ended..close to lap 35 DNF #1 of the 2007 season.....

Once I got home and looked at the car I found that the LF upper control arm got real bent and was rubbing on Steering shaft which is what caused me to not be able to turn left....

In the second wreck I heard a pop in my arm That has been check and been deemed I have a strained muscle in my shoulder....

Bruce Clark unofficially finished 7th in his 4cyl event also on Saturday night....

I would like to say godspeed to a great leader in the build of Nascar. Bill France Jr. Passed away earlier today

 The team will know in a week or so whether the season is over or not for RBT Motorsports.....til later Have a good one folks....


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 5:52 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, June 4, 2007 6:20 PM EDT
Monday, May 7, 2007

So..after a week off for rain...monadnock got back to some racing...they welcomed in the True Value Modified Racing Series in which Les Hinckley won..holding off stern charges by Kirk Alexander and Dwight Jarvis....

 

Mini stock winner was first time winner Brandon Warren with Geoff Rollins with flames from out the hood for second and Kevin Ouelette third.....worst wreck of the night was by Beth Adams who was running 2nd at the time hits some fluid dumped by the 27 in turn 4 and went hard into the wall..in which the car as been destroyed...

 

Super Stocks was a fairly quick race where Ken Springer took down the victory....Nick Auffrey took is first trophy in second and Lance Cote rounded out the top three....but not without a whole lotta pressure from Dana Shepard who ended up 5th place

 

Keith Carzello Took the checkers after a perfect restart with 8 or so laps to go in Late model action....Scott Zilinski took down Second and Nick Gasperini rangled in Third...

 

Russ Hersey, Barry Gray, and Bryon Baker were the tope 3 in the outlaw pro race...Rookie Brandon Ovitt led a fair share of the first half of the race and then Hersey took over and Barry Gray had a few chances but could not get  the pass complete and takes his second straight second place finish.....

 

I started the race in the 24th place and had my best handling car yet ...I stayed with the back of the pack longer than normal.....I did have a couple spin outs..both self prevoked...My first spin was in turn three I did a complete 360 and went back doen the track..luckily all cars missed me....got goin a gain...and just a few laps later a few cars started to tangle on the front stretch...right beside me...I turned the wheels left and just barely cleared that wreck....then on the last lap I was trying to complete a pass I do believe that was for position..and Looped it in turn one....after the race I took a look at the car and no damage after that..and got a 20th place outta the deal...car ran much better....we just keep getting closer and closer...we wont be a winning car...but might be more competitive.....

 

Next week Clark Racing returns to the track......May 19th both RBT Motorsports and Clark Racing will be racing.....til...next week.....stay outta the hot sun.......


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 9:30 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:15 AM EDT
Monday, April 23, 2007
2007 season

The 2007 season has begun....This season I will try to give an overview of the nights events every week.......

Monadnock Speedway opened their season last Saturday and it was a busy day right from the very beginning...we got there at 9:30am with the car.....Before practice begun tech came around and discovered that we along with quite a few other cars still had anti-freeze in the car....so prior to being allowed on the track we had to flush out the car and put water back in....once we were cleared...it was time to get one practice run in.....I went out there to get a little rhythm and try a couple different driving styles and found one I liked and would use come feature time.....

The Mini Stock feature was a fairly clean race.....Geoff Rollins got out front and never had a serious challange again......Beth Adams got the black flag for oil leaking and she wound up with a 19th place finish.....Kevin Oullette Jr and John O'dea where having a battle for second while Emerson Cayer was working thru the field......Rollins took the win convincely and Cayer just hours off of his honeymoon came in second and Oullette held on for third.....

 Strictlys winner was Mark Smith he got the lead on the Green Flag and never got a real challange til the last couple laps Mike Roy had a few good looks but couldnt get it done......Ken Springer and Greg Williams had a little post-race activity over in turn 3 after an accident in the last handful of laps......

 The Late Model race went caution free and Ed Lofland got his first win in a long time...he narrowly held on to the victory from a hard charging defending champion Keith Carzello who ended up second and John lavoie had a strong run to pick up the third place trophy...The move of the night came during the Late model feature...a few cars got slowed up coming out of turn 2..Adam Gray saw a hole in between 2 cars and went right up the gut to gain 2 spots towards the finish....

 The 50 lap Outlaw Pro triple crown event was dominated by Jeff Zuidema who earlier in the night won the Pro-4 Modified feature.....Barry Gray finished second and Bryon Baker took third.....only 6 cars finished on the lead lap.....Rob Williams had a "loose" condition all night and battled through to get a 8th place result.....

I started my feature 25th and ended up 21st when all was said and done....may not have had the most ideal finish...but it was my best driving race I have had yet....I used it as mostly a test session..and have learned a lot for the next few races and hopefully can start moving forward...I did have one altercation with the front stretch wall with about 5 laps to go....but all is okay with the machine and am ready to go on May 5th......

Crew Member and unofficial teammate Bruce Clark had a tremendous run and finished 5th or 7th in the 4cyl enduro

 Next Monadnock race is this weekend April 28th.....the Next Time RBT Motorsports hits the track is May 5th.......til..then  enjoy the weather......

 

 


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 8:30 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2007 9:44 PM EDT
Friday, October 13, 2006

The 2006 season has ended.... although I did not race as much as would have been liked...This year was probably the most fun I have had in a long time. I would like to thank Everyone from Racersbored.com for everythjing that you all did for me this year.

I teamed up with Rob Williams, 71 Outlaw Pro, this year and It was a real huge learning experience and I can't wait til Next year as we are gaining on his car!

 I will keep all posted on the ins and outs of the upcoming season, til then......stay out of the hot sun!


Posted by rbtmotorsports at 10:29 PM EDT

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