Racing update from Hickory 4/2/2011

The A-Best Forklift #8 Nascar Southern Modified Came from the back of the field and Led the race for 59 laps until an electrical problem caused the car to stall. They had the field easily covered and had a 9 second lead over the second place car at one point of the race. Their car started to missfire at high R.P.M’s due to low ignition voltage and causing them to loose some positions and then stop completely.

Jonny Kievman shot to the front and led the next 52 laps before mechanical woes hit his car. Kievman later said the battery or alternator went away which forced his stall that brought out the caution on Lap 133.

The next race for the A-best Forklift team is April 16th at South Boston Speedway in Virginia. Watch for the team to do well at this race.

Caraway 3/13/2011 race results

The A-best Forklift #8 Nascar Whelen Modified driven by Jonny Kay had a disappointing 15th place finish for our first race due to a flat tire. The tire failure was cause by a collision with another car while working our way through the pack of cars from about 15th place up to 4th when the tire started to slowly deflate.

Practice / test at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida for Speedweeks

Our Nascar Southern Modified team practiced at New Symrna Speeway on Sunday Jan 9th. We chose this date because the track will have plenty of fresh sticky rubber on it from the Red Eye 100 Super Late model race run there the night before.
Here is the speedweek schedule
45th Annual World Series
of Asphalt Stock Car Racing
Thursday
February 10, 2011
PARKING / PRACTICE / TECH
Friday
February 11, 2011
NIGHT #1
Super Late Models / NASCAR Tour-Type Modifieds / Ltd Late
Models / SK Modifieds / Crate Late Models / FL/IMCA Type Modifieds 
Saturday
February 12, 2011
NIGHT #2
S.A.D.E. SUPER STOCKS 50
Super Late Models / NASCAR Tour-Type Modifieds / Ltd Late
Models / SK Modifieds / Crate Late Models / FL/IMCA Type Modifieds
Sunday
February 13, 2011
NIGHT #3
ACT LATE MODELS 100
Super Late Models / Ltd Late Models / FL/IMCA Type Modifieds
Monday
February 14, 2011
NIGHT #4
ACT LATE MODELS 100
NASCAR Tour-Type Modifieds / SK Modifieds / Crate Late
Models / FL/IMCA Modifieds
Tuesday
February 15, 2011
NIGHT #5
SK MODIFIEDS 50

Super Late Models / NASCAR Tour-Type Modifieds / Ltd Late
Models / Crate Late Models / FL/IMCA Type Modifieds
Wednesday
February 16, 2011
NIGHT #6
4th Annual JOHN BLEWETT III MEMORIAL
NASCAR TOUR-TYPE MODIFIEDS 50 /
FL/IMCA TYPE MODIFIEDS 50

Super Late Models / Ltd Late Models / SK Modifieds / Crate Late
Models
Thursday
February 17, 2011
NIGHT #7
SUPER LATE MODELS 50 /
LTD LATE MODELS 50

NASCAR Tour-Type Modifieds / Crate Late Models / SK Modifieds
Pro-Trucks
Friday
February 18, 2011
NIGHT #8
26th Annual RICHIE EVANS MEMORIAL
NASCAR TOUR-TYPE MODIFIEDS 100 /
CRATE LATE MODELS 50
Super Late Models / Ltd Late Models / SK Modifieds / Pro-Trucks
Saturday
February 19, 2011

NIGHT #9
SUPER LATE MODELS 100 /
PRO-TRUCKS 50

NASCAR Tour-Type Modifieds / Ltd Late Models

We will race Friday the 11th (30 lap race) and Saturday the 18th (100 lap race)

 

 

 

 

 

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Racing Report from 4/25/2009 Jonny Kay at Charlotte County Motorsports Park (Punta Gorda Speedway)

 

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Our A-Best forklift team raced again on Saturday night at Charlotte County Motorsports Park www.charlottecountyracing.com. The results weren’t as good as we hoped. The car was undamaged, so I guess it could have been worse.
We qualified in fifth place out of 28 cars. We drew a 2 in the draw so we started on the outside pole. I’m glad the speedway went back to a draw rather than drawing for an inversion. This way it still gives the fastest qualifier the chance of starting in the front. Why try to set fast time in qualifying if you will not even have a chance of starting on the pole? (They were drawing from the numbers 4, 6, 8 and 10 to invert.)
The start of the race was less than stellar. The leader started on the back straightaway when Jon was still cleaning up his tires. Jon didn’t start and coasted around, reasoning that the flagman would not let that start go. To everyone’s surprise they threw the green flag and we were in 12th place on lap 2. We easily passed a few cars with no contact and when we got to Wayne Morris at around the 6th position we were looking for a lane to pass him. Wayne was coming out of turn 4 when his car seemed to suddenly slow down. We were right on his bumper, so the contact was substantial and his car spun around. For this bump, they sent us to the rear of the 28 car field.
We worked our way back up to 6th with only a few laps to go, but the tires were wearing out and the 5 cars in front of us were like a freight train and glued bumper to bumper with everyone afraid to make a passing move. We tried the outside lane and it didn’t work. There was lots of loose rubber and debris. We lost a spot to Travis Hanson in the 141 car. We were able to pass him back as well as another car to finish 5th.
We had a bit of extracurricular activities in the pits after the race. It seems everyone has forgotten that short track racing involves contact. We did get our NASCAR Modified chassis back and will be putting that car back together in the next few weeks. We will probably run that car next. I will post in advance when and where we plan to race it.   

JONNY KAY A-BEST FORKIFT CAR AFTER QUALIFYING 4/25/2009 AT CHARLOTTE CO. SPEEDWAY

QUALFYING LINEUP 28 CARS

 

Jonny Kay wearing his new fire suit

NASCAR rules require a current and approved suit. 

On the way from Fort.Lauderdale to Punta Gorda Alligator Alley was closed due to wiid fires for most of the weekend. It was open for a short window of time and I made it through. The fires were burning right near the side of the road. The Alley was closed right after I got through so we had to come home the back way through Clewiston and down US 27.

 

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Late Models
1. 93 Brandon Johnson
2. 57 Joe Winchell
3. 11 Austin Kirkpatrick
4. 77 Tuffy Hester
5. 48 Johnny Kay
6. 51 Richie Anderson
7. 141 Travis Hanson
8. 36 Ross Chastain
9. 8L Sean LeMaster
10. 56 Wayne Morris
11. 8 Bobby Shelton
12. 23 Barry Bartlett
13. 77 Ed Leek
14. 46 Matt Cohen
15. 177 Eddie King
16. 70 Jeremy Gerstner
17. 14 Mario Maresca
18. 22c Dusty Cornelious
19. 50 Perry Lovelady
20. 82 Danny Maddox
21. 5 Joe Boyd
22. 36 Gary Padulla
23. 100 Dean Ferri
24. 22k David King
25. 19 Dale Dean
26. 10 Steve Dorer- DQ

 

Late Models
1. 93 Brandon Johnson
2. 57 Joe Winchell
3. 11 Austin Kirkpatrick
4. 77 Tuffy Hester
5. 48 Johnny Kay
6. 51 Richie Anderson
7. 141 Travis Hanson
8. 36 Ross Chastain
9. 8L Sean LeMaster
10. 56 Wayne Morris
11. 8 Bobby She