VIOLENT THUNDERSTORMS STOP RoC FEATURE AT DUNN TIRE
UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 24TH
Violent thunderstorms that featured dangerous lightning, damaging
winds, and heavy rains hit the Dunn Tire Raceway Park on Saturday
night as the Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour was lining
up their 100 lap feature.
After looking over potential rain dates Dunn Tire management along
with Race of Champions officials settled on a Sunday afternoon
August 24th rain date. Pit gates will open at 10 a. m. with hot laps
beginning at 11 a. m., grandstand gates will open at Noon with the
first race starting at 2 p.m. Rain checks from the grandstands will
be honored on that day just by showing them and for people in the
pits they will need to give their name at the pit sign in window to
receive admittance to the pit area on this afternoon.
Twenty – eight RoC Dart Modifieds came to race in Dunn Tire’s 50Th
Anniversary show on Saturday under threatening weather conditions.
Sege Fidanza, Matt Hirschman, and Tom McGrath won the three heat
races and no consi was run. That was in part to Dunn Tire management
wanting to get the show so they added the additional two cars at
On Sunday August 24th the 100 lap 50th Anniversary feature will see
Buck Catalano and Erick Rudolph leading the 28 car field to green.
The field is set and no new drivers will be added to the field, all
drivers will be allowed to start the race on four new tires.
Notes from Saturday saw another member of the Zacharias Racing
Family taking to the track as 16 year old TJ Zacharias qualified
easily as a backup driver. Chris Zacharias was slated to run the
former Buck Catalano driven car but the driver’s seat was giving
Chris problems so he backed out of the ride.
The rain was a blessing for Jim Storace and Dave Wollaber as
separate heat race incidents found both drivers being towed into the
pit area. Reports from the Wollaber camp said they were done for the
evening while Storace was going to make the feature. Now both
drivers will have their cars in good working order come August 24th.
Pre – feature awards saw Mark Tychoniewicz win the $1,200 set of
Dart Heads while Dave Wollaber won the $500 Gater Racing News Driver
The Race of Champions Dart Asphalt Modified Tour is sponsored by;
Dart Machinery, Gater Racing Photo News, Hoosier Racing Tire, Sunoco
Race Fuels, PBM Performance Products, Total Seal Piston Rings, Dura
– Bond, Competition Engineering by Moroso, Dynatech, Xceldyne, Afco,
CV Products, and LA Sleeve.
JR's Motorsports Media / RoC Dart
Asphalt Modified Series
August 10, 2008