Well this has been an amazing racing season here in Michigan. From dirt to pavement, I’ve made the rounds this year. Customers are happy from what I can tell and I would like to highlight them in this episode…
Earl Miles Jr. and the #73 Pavement Modified – I am the “Engineer” I guess you could say on the team and want to thank Earl for giving me the freedom to make suspension/shock changes…I think it really paid off this year. Back to back track championships and 3 modified feature wins, where last year we had zero wins and still managed to win the championship. We also won the Michigan Cup Modified race held at Springport Motor Speedway. And on top of that, Earl also competed in the ABC stock car class. We had a lot of issues that were out of Earl’s control with the ABC car, but we did manage to set fast time several times and won one feature this season. We had a lot of fun racing with Earl, Earl’s parents, Bill, Dave, the Hooters girls and everyone else that supports the effort, that is for sure. I may have to do it again in 2014.
Feature Win #2: Championship Night
Michigan Cup Win: Feature Win
ABC Stock: Feature Win
Jon McNett and the #7 Pavement Modified – Jon is a customer of SRS and has always been pretty strong in super latemodels around Michigan. This year we built some front shocks and a LR for his modified and he never looked back. Jon won the Spartan Speedway Modified Track Championship and then went on to dominate the Owosso Speedway’s Fall Nationals feature race and win his heat race. I would like to thank his crew guy Chuck for the work he did getting everything straight with what shocks they had. Jon also ran second at least 5 or 6 times this season and challenged for race wins almost every week at Spartan.
Fall Nationals Modifieds: Race Winner
Tim Wilber and the Ow dirt modified – Tim is one our our “Team” drivers and has always been a tough competitor. This year it was still a good year even when taking a few weekends off to do some spectating and family things. Tim won several features at Butler Motor Speedway this year including both the UMP Modified and Sportsman Features in the same night.
Feature Win Mods: Race Win
Butler Sportsman: Action Shot
Jeremy Lutz and the 83 A Stock Car – Jeremy Racked up 5 feature wins in the ABC stock car class at Springport Motor Speedway this season. He hit it right a few times this season but unfortunately had a couple issues which kept him from taking home the Championship. Maybe next year bud.
Feature Win: Race Win
Feature Win: Race Win Notice the matching Orange shirts…Even I happen to have one on(far left).
Corey Bevard and the 8c dirt modified – The Bevard Clan have been getting better this year and even picked up a win at Butler. As of this writing they are still racing for the next couple of weeks…so you never know what they will do. UPDATE(10/4): Corey gets a 9th place finish in Feature #2 at the UMP Modified Fall Nationals at Eldora Speedway. Corey started 23rd!
Feature Win: Race Win
Eric Swan and the flying Os Sportsman – Eric is a “Team” driver and threw a new sportsman together mid season and after a little engine trouble, won in his 2nd or 3rd night on the track. Ran strong to finish out the year with a couple more top 3 finishes.
Feature Win: Race Win
Steve Langdon and the 38 Sportsman – Steve was a new customer this year and won his first night out on a new set of SRS Bilstein shocks. Steve when on to pick up another win and several top 5’s. Nice work Steve.
Feature Win Sportsman: Race Win
Curtis Deisnroth and the 2D Dirt Latemodel – We have been working with Curtis most of this season with his shocks and setup. He just got things moving in the right direction and had engine issues which put him on the sidelines. He did manage to have a top 10 finish at one of the most competitive dirt tracks in the country… Oakshade Raceway.
Shawn McFeeters and the 99m Street Stock – Shawn’s a good guy and have been friends with him for a long time. Gave him a little setup help this year… he got better all through the season with several top 5’s. Keep it up Shawn, you’ll get there soon.
Heat Race Win: Race Win
We’ve pick up more and more customers with each season….but there is a point where we have too much on our plate for one person to handle….and right now I can’t hire anyone to do all the service and revalve work, so there may be some changes coming in 2014 for SRS and our shock services….so stay tuned.
This is by far our best season yet….looking forword to an even better 2014 for all of our drivers/customers/clients.
That’s if for 2013 for the most part…I’ll leave this one with the stats for this season:
17 Feature Wins(All SRS drivers combined)!
2 Pavement Modified Track Championships! (Miles and McNett)