We’ve started a new novelty event in Crash & Burn as Paul Gilbertson (Butch) has created a traveling Figure 8 race track! The rules? Be the last one running and you win! Simple. Each car is dedicated to the lane it’s on while the drivers all rotate each lane. The results were a lot of fun.
This year’s aluminum foil invitational was run with late model camaros! As always we run them on 4 gear AFX style chassis. The aluminum cars are created by me (Bill Martin). If you’d like to find out more information on the club or get into better contact with us you can join us in our new Facebook group here:
I’ve put this site on the back burner for a year now. Time to get some updates on it again starting this weekend. Videos, photos coming and (finally) a place to purchase “Butch’s Resin Bodies” outside of e-bay. The store will either be housed here at the RCHORA site or will be on its own site (an extension of this site) at http://www.rchora.net/butch
Plans are to start scanning all our year books as well dating back to I believe the late 70’s. Whew, that’ll be some work!
Check back in shortly for some new content. All results from 2015 will be posted to the standings page as well to bring all standings up to date there. Should be weekly or biweekly updates from then on of the current season standings.
This past week the drivers of the Crash & Burn series went to Dakota, MN for the 4th and final night at Ames Memorial Speedway. Entering the night Bill martin lead all 4 division points after 3 weeks, but was in striking distance for drivers to take the top position in the final visit to Ames Memorial for 2014.
First round of the night was the Hobby Stock division where Bill Martin held a 7 point lead over #28 Pat Schroeder. 3rd through 5th were all tied 8 points behind the leader (Tom Lange, Rich Hohlfeld, and Paul Gilbertson). As the heats progressed in the end it was 3rd place entry Tom Lange who would come out at the end with the most points on the night with a solid 25 overtaking Paul Gilbertson and taking 2nd place away from Pat Schroeder who only was able to pull 14 points at the end. Although Tom Lange scored the most points it was not enough to make up the 8 point gap with Martin ending the Hobby Stock night with a total 23 points taking his first track title. Martin takes first with 90 points followed by Tom Lange, Paul Gilbertson, Pat Schroeder, and Jake Shimshak rounding out the top 5 positions. Rich Hohlfeld would drop to the 6th spot. Feature winner for the night would be Paul Gilbertson in his #5 Whers/TJs sponsored 69 Chevelle.
Next round for the night would be the Late Model division. Points were tighter entering the night with only an 8 point spread from 1st to 3rd between Bill Martin, Paul Gilbertson, and Tom Lange. 4th place Rich Hohlfeld was also in striking distance on the top 3 spots, but it would be a tough gap to make up pending the other driver’s results. When the heats & features came to a close there was a total 4 drivers coming away with 20+ points and a 5th coming away with a total of 19 (Jake Shimshak). The Feature win would go to Rich Hohlfeld, his 2nd feature win of the year at Ames Memorial, bringing his total points to 20. Although winning the feature, Rich would come away 4th in the final track title points. In the end Martin would come away with 27 points on the night followed by Tom Lange with 23 (who ends up 3rd overall) and Paul Gilbertson with 21 (2nd place overall). Martin ends the night gaining points on the field and finishing with a 10 point lead taking his 2nd track title for the night.
3rd round for the night would be the Vintage Grand National series. Entering the night this was the closest battle as Martin only had a single point lead over Paul Gilbertson’s #17 Chevy with Jake Shimshak also in striking distance only 5 points behind the leader. All 3 drivers in the top 3 were also feature winners in the previous 3 weeks of racing at Ames Memorial. When the points were tallied at the end of the night we saw all 3 of the top runnings scoring strong. Martin ended the night with 27 points (including feature) followed by Jake Shimshak with 24, and Paul Gilbertson with another strong 21 point finish. Jake Shimshak would pull off his 2nd feature win on the night, putting him one point short of 2nd place finisher Paul Gilbertson. With Martin’s 27 point finish he wins his 3rd track championship of the night. Rich Hohlfeld would pull off a 4th place finish followed by Bob Talley’s #15 Tippy Toe Inn Ford rounding out the top 5.
4th and final division of the night would be the Limited Late Models. Entering the night Bill held a decent 6 point lead over two drivers tied for 2nd place (Jake Shimshak & Rich Hohlfeld) followed by Tom Lange 4 more points back in the 4th position. Paul Gilbertson & Pat Schroeder were tied for the 5th position. After some hard crashes and very close battles during the heats it was Paul Gilbertson who would come away with the feature win with an easy single car remaining win on lane 1 after a big crash on the frontstretch early on in the race. Despite the feature win and a total combined point total for the night of 27 points with his heat races it was not enough to finish any higher than 4th position behind 3rd place Jake Shimshak pulling 18 points, 3rd place Tom Lange who came away with a strong 24 points, and 1st place Bill Martin who came away with 23 points. With his 23 points Martin was able to capture his 4th track championship of the night and sweep all 4 divisions..
Over all 4 divisions we saw 16 features. Here’s the feature winners (and how many they won)
1.) Paul Gilbertson (5 wins)
2.) Bill Martin (3 wins)
3.) Jake Shimshak (2 wins)
4.) Rich Hohlfeld (2 wins)
5.) Pat Schroeder (2 wins)
6.) Tom Lange (2 win)
Final Points Standings for the track can be seen with the link below:
Ames Memorial Superspeedway Standings (Final)
Schroeder wins back to back Fests, now has Book Ends
It’s been two and a half years since the last Nastjet Nationals were held. That doesn’t mean the cars and drivers have been sitting idle. These boys have been burning up the asphalt at Thompson Speedway and River City Raceway on the Crash and Burn circuit. Eleven drivers from Wisconsin, Minnesota and California made the trip to the 2 ½ mile Ames Memorial Super Speedway trioval for 2 rounds of side by side rubbing racing.
This week in Crash & Burn we returned to Ames Memorial Superspeedway for one more practice week before entering this coming Sunday’s OktHOberfest event. Pat Schroeder continued his incredible start to 2014 by locking up his 2nd feature win, both coming from the same track. After just 3 weeks Pat is really on his way to a fantastic 2014 Hobby Stock season. Pat was also the top points man for the even coming away with 23 followed by Bill Martin, Rich Hohlfeld, and Jake Shimshak all earning themselves 22 points for the night. Paul Shimshak came in 3rd on points coming home with 21.
In The late models we saw the return of J.D. Stacy sponsorship on Bill Martin’s new #39 Camaro. Despite the new sponsorship it was Paul Gilbertson who took home top points this week in his #5 STP/Sungowi Camaro. Paul came home with 23 points followed closely by Bill Martin, Tom Lange, and Kevin Owen who all earned 21 points. 5th points position fell to Jake Shimshak with another strong week under his belt.
Limited Late Models were the next event and this time around Jake Shimshak in his #16oz Old Milwaukee Monte Carlo showing everyone how it’s done. Jake came away with 25 points followed by Paul Gilbertson with 22, Kevin Owen with 21, Bill Martin with 20, and Rich Hohlfeld with 18.
Final event for the night was the Vintage Grand National series. Once again showing their muscle were Paul Gilbertson and Jake Shimshak who earned 24 points and 23 points respectively. Following them was Rich Hohlfeld with 21 points in his #6 1957 Ford, Kevin Owen pulling in 20 points in his #16 white 1957 Ford, and Bill Martin with 19 in the #7UP 1956 Merc.
This week’s Lead Foot of the Week goes to Jake Shimshak.
Congrats to all drivers and we’ll see you next time at the OktHOberfest Event at Ames Memorial Superspeedway!
Paul Gilbertson led the way to the hobby stock main even and came away with his league leading 9th feature win at Thompson Speedway breaking a tie he had with Greg Oliver. Bill Martin claimed 2nd place. Puk was also Top Dog with 26 points.
Bill Martin led the way to the late model main but it was Jake Shimshak picking up his first ever LM feature at Thompson. Kevin Owen placed 2nd followed by Top Dog Martin with 25 points.
Martin once again led the way to the feature this time in NasTJets with 3 heat wins. Once again, though, it was Jake Shimshak with the win, his 2nd here and 4th career. Placing 2nd was Pat Schroeder. Jake wins top dog honors with 24.
Limited Late Model action once again saw Martin lead the way to the main and once again it was Jake coming away with the feature win, his 3rd of the night. The win was Jake’s 2nd career LLM feature and came in LLM’s 50th event. Top Dog honors went to Martin with 26.
For the 2nd week in a row Bill Martin wins Lead Foot of the week tallying 97 points. Jake & Puk tied for 2nd with 84 points each.
Thirteen drivers participated in CnB’s 10th season opener and 4 where successful picking up feature wins.
Pat Amos Schroeder led the way to the Hobby main and came away with an impressive win, his 39th career and 9th here at AMS. With the win he moved into a tie for second place with Rich Hohlfeld on the all time list. After a dismal 2013 season which saw Pat win only 18 heats, 2 features and no Top Dog awards, Pat’s plans for 2014 were to put last season behind him. By the looks of things he’s back in championship form. Pat now has 10 straight years with at least 1 HS feature win.
Late Model action was tight. Rich Hohlfeld and Tom Lange led the way to the main with only 19 points. A three way run off for 2 spots was held with Bill Martin and Paul Gilbertson advancing when Mark Swingle crashed out. Paul Shimshak also made the main although he was feeling under the weather. Winning the run off wasn’t enough for Martin. When Hohlfeld and Shimmy crashed out that opened the door for Bill and he easily held off Puk and Tom for his 17th career win, and 4th here at AMS. In doing so he tied with Tom for Top Dog honors.
Limited Late Models were back in action for a second straight season here at AMS. Tom Lange led the way to the main with 3 heat wins and 22 points while Mike Carlson followed closely with 21 points and 2 wins. First out was Martin on lap 1 followed by Swingle and Carlson on lap 4. The race was over 10 laps early when Drew popped out on lap 5 handing the win to Tom, his first career. Tom also won Top Dog honors with 27.
Vintage racing was as tight as the LM action with defending champion Jake Shimshak leading the way with 19 points. His feature ended early crashing out on lap 1 opening the door for Puk, Mikey, Kevin Owen and Bill. Puk was able to hold off Mike for his league leading 23rd career win and Top Dog honors with 23. The win was Puk’s first ever here at AMS.
Dr.Noise Bill Martin, came away with his 31st career Lead Foot of the week award 83-82 over Puk moving himself into 1st place on the all time list. Tom Lange placed 3rd with 72 running only 3 of the 4 classes.
I didn’t attend one of the final 2 weeks of races for the 2013 season and decided to not take photos/video on the final final night of racing, so here is a recap to the end of our 2013 season in the way of all the final points results for the final 2 races along with the final Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Overall Points.
Congrats to all champions and we’re all looking forward to more fun getting together for the 2014 season!