Tech Blast

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for coming to race at Wilmot and for the most part, we have had great cooperation from the competitors regarding inspections and making adjustment that were asked. There has been better racing as well with everyone showing respect for their fellow drivers on the track. Like I said, for the most part. I also wanted to get a few things clear in a couple of classes to make sure we are all on the same page going forward.

Modifieds:

Make sure your bodies are within the measurements provided in the rules. A few cars are pushing the limits in some areas. We will be looking at engine set back and front end geometry in the near future so please make sure you double check these areas.

Street Stocks:

Your initial inspection this past week was for safety and a quick overview of some chassis areas to look for any major problems. We found some issues with outdated seat belts. This is a must fix before your next event. They will be checked again next week and we will not allow the old belts to be used. There was a question from several people about wheelbase. The rule is 108” minimum, no room will be allowed in the area. I noticed several cars that have taken the liberty of moving the mounting locations of the upper control arms to get their desired geometry which is not allowed in the rules. This is causing the issue of the wheelbase being too short. I am overlooking the mounting of the upper control arms but you will have to make the necessary adjustments to meet the 108” minimum. This will be a disqualifiable issue in the tech area at the end of the night. The engine set back rule was changed but a few cars still are not conforming with this rule. Centerline of the fuel pump is to be 2 ¾” in front of the unaltered cross member. This again will be a disqualifiable issue in tech. The seat placement rule will be checked on a regular basis during the season as we pull the top three finishers in to tech plus a possible random pick to bring in as well.  We have made notes as to who had issues last week and will be watching for those things throughout the season. If you would like for us to check anything on your cars before the night starts, we will be more than happy to.

Bandits:

The top three will be coming to tech after the feature event every night. Suspension parts will be checked every night along with some engine items from time to time. We are doing out best to keep this car count growing and moving forward.

Again, thanks to all for coming out this past week and there was some great racing out there. Lastly, and importantly….we have a social media policy which is in the rules, so think while typing, especially before hitting the post button.

 

Wilmot Raceway Helps WALK to CURE Arthritis

Wilmot Raceway is supporting the WALK to CURE Arthritis Lake County/Libertyville event Saturday, May 19 at Old School Forest Preserve, 698 S. St. Mary’s Road, Libertyville.

Pre-event activities and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10:00 a.m. continuing until noon.

Wilmot Raceway fans, drivers and race team members are encouraged to participate.  For further information go to walktocurearthritis.org/lakecountyil or come to the forest preserve.  Proceeds helps with the effort to cure juvenile and adult arthritis.

There is plenty of time to support a great cause and still make it to the Raceway for Family Night racing action.

Submitted by Michael H. Babicz, michaelbabicz@aol.com

 

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2018 Points Standings

 Modifieds

5.5.18Car #Driver NameTotal Points
125Mike Simons270
224Nick Simons264
32mSteve Mueller254
452mBrad McGuire246
519Mike Wittenburg240
617bScott Barnharst228
722Tony Izzo214
830John Dost203
931ALAl Atkinson203
1031Mike Knurr199
1169Josh Heinze198
1240Jack Williams192
1350Terry Hilgendorf191
1415wDan Walter184
1551JDustin Jackson154
168Zeke Bishofberger147
1703TLee Tibbits144
184John Hill134
194sJoel Seegert133
2014sWill Source113
2195Jeff Bodendorfer101
2270Steven Wirtz98
2311Bart Seivert92
246wDavid Wirth88
2510cMike Conn76
2656Dustin Kroening75
2723Blaze March60

Street Stocks

4.28.18Car #NameTotal Points

Sprints

5.5.18Car #Driver NameTotal Points
110vMatt Vandervere277
285mSteve Meyer268
373Ben Schmidt256
45jJeremy Schultz240
54kKris Spitz219
623Russel Borland215
743Jereme Schroeder200
819Todd Daun196
965Austin Deblauw185
1012Mike Decker176
1145Matt Wiese169
1264Scotty Thiel145
1325Jake Blackhurst126
14O2Mike Reinke120
154bScott Biertzer116
161mmJim Moughan114
1797Alan Gilbertson112
185Ryan Bowers109
1910wBrandon McMullen105
2070Raymond Hensley104
212wScotty Neitzel103
2253wBill Wirth98
237Scott Uttech95
2414ajWayne Modjeski93
2523dTrey Datweiler86
2621Brinton Marvel84
2718Keith Fellner82
2863Nick Matuszewski81
2929Hunter Custer75
3011Joey Moughan60

Mini-Sprints

5.19.18Car #Driver NameTotal Points
119Ion Stear371
2K9Andrew Kiedrowski351
374Tim Brannam324
46Jeff Schmidt312
555HMark Heinert302
616Mike Neau294
713CJCJ Malueg283
81Ron Brannam267
94MMorgan Sheppard244
1034Tim Christenson210
114Terry Kiedrowski170
1232Darren Ihrke86
1359John Smith84
147JBob Jeziorski83
1566Nick Daywalt80
1611WJeff Wesell77
1742Adam Schroeder71
184SRandy Standford70
199John Kirk23

Non-Winged Sprints

5.5.18Car #Driver NameTotal Points
140Tim Cox267
238Allen Hafford251
37sCraig Campton246
401Chris Dodd242
519kDerek Crane239
671sDoug Schenck237
72Jordan Mattson234
815vMatt Vandervere226
997Nathan Crane216
1091Jimmy Sivia215
1118Nick Petska208
122kJimmy Kouba205
1354Scott Grissom196
1470Chris Klemko195
156Jake Kouba193
1641Dennis Spitz191
175Garrett Deieso191
1829Randy Stanford185
1921Ryan Zielski180
2012Shawn Swim173
2120Natalie Klemko169
2277James Walldan167
231Rod Colburn147
249Greg Olsen146
256bVince Bartolotta144
2629ogTom Eller143
274Jordan Paulson142
2839William Huck138
2994James Wehrman138
3016Anna Hippe87
3172Dave Maynard71

Bandit 4’s

4.28.18Car #Driver NameTotal Points