The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club got another sunny Sunday for their weekly races, and with a reconfigured and smoother track, some of the best racing of the season.
14 year-old Brett Burns of Center Harbor won his first ever feature in the Junior division. When Trevor Greene's front suspension broke and he was unceremoniously towed off the track, Brett and Matt DeMond were left to race for the flag, with Brett coming out on top after Matt spun.
The 4-Cylinder RWD division was up next. 2014 Champion Tim Chase of Northfield led the way, out-distancing the field of "angry" pickups for the win.
Moultonborough's Alicia Taylor showed the way in the 4-Cylinder FWD division winning her qualifier as well as the feature.
A very racey Scott Burns, driving the #55 Scott Burns Landscaping car, made for some of the best racing of the day in the V8 Stock division. A last lap "slide job" on Ally Ripley of Center Ossipee gave Scott the win in the qualifier. In the feature event Scott and Tim Chase worked their way to the front and then battled side-by-side for the final 5 laps. Tim pulled ahead in the final turn as both racers powered towards the finish. Northfield's Tim made it a double winning the Stock feature adding to his win in the 4-Cylinder RWD division.
Tunk Berry of Center Ossipee and his sprinter were "on fire" again in the Modified division. Tunk and Jake Williams, in another sprint car, dueled in the qualifier with Tunk showing the way. Jake scratched from the feature with a broken hub leaving Tunk's sprinter with it's Matt Burns Automotive power, the fastest car in the feature race. In victory circle, second place finisher Jack Cook who drives a traditional modified and Tunk were discussing the merits of the 2 types of cars. They felt that the heavier modified might be a little better on a rough track, but they both agreed that the better power to weight ratio of the sprint car was a major advantage. Mike Horsch, Sunday's 3rd place finisher, is talking about moving from his very fast modified to a sprint car for next year.
The 2015 Lakes Region Ice Racing Club season is winding down. While the awards banquet is set for March 28, the Club is hoping for one more week of racing. Check www.LRIRC.com or their Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos.
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