V8stockcar @ Daytona

07-15-2011, 08:24 AM
The summer break is nearing an end and the V8 StockCar Series racer's will soon test the new surface at Daytona International Speedway on August 6 & 7. Last year's paving of the track cancelled the series August event. More than thirty cars are expected in the group, with racer's anxious to try out the smooth new surface with improved grip. A few of the V8 racers competed in the Central Florida Region SCCA's May Daytona Classic and they came away impressed. Several ran their best ever times that weekend including Tom Keleher and Ray Webb who cut 1:56 laps in their rides. Keleher was in his familiar silver GT-1 Camaro and Webb was in his ex Ryan Newman Dodge Charger. Bobby Kennedy set a new standard for SCCA SPO in the Bemco Monte Carlo and won overall both days.

The Porterfield Enterprises V8 GT-1 class looks to be very competitive with Dave Machavern in his new Tommy Riggins built Falcon, Charles Wicht in a Rockertsports Corvette, Bob Borders in his Corvette, Webb in his fast Nascar Cup car, and Tad Segars in his super late model. Aso, Squeak Kennedy, Keith Goldin and Dick Greer all in Grand Am spec GT cars that fit in the class. Kennedy will be in his new Bemco built Corvette, Goldin in a Riggins built RX8 and Greer in a brand new Porsche GT3 GA spec car. In PitBoxes.com V8 SPO, last year's champ Larry Hoopaugh is expected to slug it out with Paul Breehne in his fast Rousch Performance Parts Ford Fusion, Lee Arnold in his late model, Adam Romito and young Kennedy in a new Bemco Camaro.

In the Howe V8 GTA class, former Daytona track record holder Butch Kummer will make his season debut and will contest for the win against young gun Cameron Lawrence, Tommy "Hollywood" Graham, 2010 champ Randy Walker, 2010 Savannah winner, Bobby Reuse and others. Lawrence was very quick in the May SCCA race at Daytona in the former Jay Marshall Impala. Graham was the class championship runner up last year to Kurt Roehrig.

After Daytona the Series will move to Charlotte Motor Speedway, August 20 & 21 with two races at the famous facility.

For more event info: http://v8stockcar.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=42

08-03-2011, 08:17 AM
V8Stockcar.com Series @ Daytona Aug. 6-7, 2011

We have an interesting mix of cars and drivers for this weekends CFR SCCA/V8 StockCar points race. Some fifty cars are now expected for the big bore group, with most eligible for points in one of V8 StockCar's four classes. Already there are 15 Porterfield Enterprises V8 GT-1 eligible cars, including three that are built to Grand Am Rolex GT rules. In our V8 GT-1 category we have a former IMSA Camel GT champ (Dick Greer), SCCA Trans Am competitors, (Ken Bupp, Jordan Bupp, & Juan Vento) plus former Grand Am GT competitor Keith Goldin in the Goldin Brothers Tommy Riggins built RX8. Also, Joe & Alex Gonzalez in a Pancho Weaver Camaro, Ray Webb in a ex Ryan Newman Dodge Charger, Bob Borders in a Corvette, Tad Segars in the HyPoxy Monte Carlo, Tom Keleher in a Derhaag type Camaro, Squeak Kennedy in the Bemco Grand Am spec Corvette, son Bobby Kennedy in a 2011 Bemco Camaro and the truly unique and very quick 1963 Tommy Riggins built tube frame Ford Falcon of Bill Riddell. Riddell's ride is state of art Trans Am type underneath, but with a very cool wide body, vintage look Falcon on top.

In our LG Motorsports V8 GT-2 category, points leader Bill McGavic in his fast tube frame RX7 will contest with Carlos Lira's Gary Yeomans Ford 2012 Mustang Boss 302S, Chris Harris' 1995 tube frame RX7, Mark Strong in a Panoz GTS, Gary Jensen in a 996 Porsche GT3 Cup car Terry Taylor in a Datsun 240Z and more.

In the PitBoxes.com V8 SPO class, former 3 time Nascar Goody's Dash champ Larry Hoopaugh leads a fast field with Lee Arnold in his V8 StockCar.com Impala,
Paul Breehne in his Rousch Yates Performance Parts Ford Fusion, Adam Romito in his Monte Carlo and ARCA racer Willie Mullins in a Ford.

The Howe V8 GTA class will be hotly contested with former champ Randy Walker, two time class runner up Tom Graham, Alabama fast guys Bobby and Roger Reuse, Hall Robertson, Cameron Lawrence, Jim Matheson, and John Davis on hand to do battle.

This should easily be one of the largest SCCA GT groups for the 2011 calendar year and those who haven't raced at DIS in a while are going to love the new, ultra smooth surface on the oval. All of the V8 StockCar class track records are in danger of being obliterated next weekend.

Weekend guests passes are $5 each at SCCA registration outside NASCAR turn one.

Here is a look at the current class standards:

V8GT1: Doug Harrington Rocketsports C6 Corvette 1:52.239 8/8/09
V8GT2: Richard Smith Creative Motosports chassis RX7 2:05.442 8/8/09
V8SPO: Bill Smith 55 Bel Air 1.56.662 8/6/05
V8GTA: Tony Amico Howe Monte Carlo 1:58.096 8/8/09

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08-09-2011, 09:38 AM
V8stockcar Daytona results: http://v8stockcar.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=42

08-11-2011, 02:40 PM
Daytona Race Report
by Bosco

V8 StockCar Saturday 8/6 Daytona Report
Roush-Yates Ford Power was dominant Saturday, August 6 at Daytona International Speedway for round ten of the V8 StockCar Road Racing Series. The V8 Series was running with the Central Florida Region SCCA with two races on the weekend. Despite the 100 degree heat, during Saturday morning qualifying, former IMSA and Grand Am Champ Tommy Riggins obliterated the V8 Series GT-1 track record with a 1:47.908 blast that was more than four seconds quicker than Doug Harrington's former standard. Riggins was driving the "new" 1963 Ford Falcon he built for Dave Machavern. All state of the art Trans Am car underneath but with a very cool downforce, wide body vintage Falcon silhouette on top. Power of course, was from Roush-Yates Engines and the combination proved deadly for the competition as the smooth driving Riggins easily drove away from the nearly fifty car field. Second overall was another Riggins built Falcon that of Amelia Island, Florida's Bill Riddell.

In the PitBoxes.com V8 SPO class for ex Nascar Cup cars or super late model types, Paul Breehne Jr took the win in his Rainer Chassis Ford Fusion late model powered by a Roush-Yates mill. Breehne, the "slideways" driving racer from Naples, Florida eclipsed Bill Smith's six year hold on the class track record by nearly two seconds. Breehne had his Ford really flying, clocking right at 200 mph in the tri-oval. Crew chief Mike Breault credits Roush-Yates for giving the team the edge they need to challenge former 3 time Nascar Dash Champ Larry Hoopaugh and his Monte Carlo for the 2011 class championship.

In the Howe Racing V8 GTA class, Ford got it done again, as Tommy "Hollywood" Graham took the win in his
Mike Breault prepped Ford Taurus. Graham is a two time runner up for the class championship and also an SCCA Trans Am competitor.

In the LG Motorsports V8 GT2 class, Grand Am Series racer Derek Whitis took the win in his Porsche GT3 Cup Car.

Sunday qualifying went off at 0900 and the temperature hadn't quite hit 100 yet, but it was heading in that direction. With the Saturday race winning Falcon driven by Tommy Riggins already back in the Jacksonville shop, qualifying looked to be a shootout between Bill Riddell in the other Falcon, Alex Gonzalez in the Weaver built Camaro and Jordan Bupp in his TA Corvette. At the end of the session Gonzalez stood at the top of the heap at 1:51.749, with Bupp not far back at 1:52.293. In V8 GT2 Gary Jensen took the honors with a fast 1:58.549. Gulfport, Florida's "Hollywood" Graham took the V8 GTA top spot with a 1:58.922, followed by Bobby and Roger Reuse in their new Camaro's at 2:00 and change. In V8 SPO Paul Breehne blasted the V8 class record with a blistering 1:54.175 breaking his own track record set on Saturday.

Sunday's race went off at 1:18 in the afternoon with the ambient around 100 and the track surface nearly 150 degrees. A great matchup between Gonzalez and Bupp was negated when shortly after taking the green, Bupp had an oil line fitting leaking sending him to the garage. On lap 5 a full course caution was called after Paul Breehne had a tire go down in the tri-oval hammering the outside wall with the right side of his racer. Breehne was OK and the car badly damaged but repairable. At the restart, Gonzalez checked out and then put her on cruise control to the finish with a 9 second margin over the A Sports Racer of Jacek Mucha, with Hollywood coming home third overall and first in V8 GTA. Gary Jensen had a great run in his Porsche 996 Cup car taking the LG Motorsports V8 GT-2 honors, followed in class by Derek Whitis and James Scheffer. Roger Reuse and Randy Walker had fun racing eath other and came home second and third in V8 GTA, with Willie Mullins taking the top honors in V8 SPO in his beautiful 1955 bodied Ford Fairlane. As noted, the car is really a 90's Nascar Cup chassis with a restoration quality vintage body and 700 plus HP Nascar motor under the hood.

The V8 Series thanks the Central Florida Region SCCA for the fine job orchestrating the show and a special thanks to their workers for braving the oppressive heat.

Next up for the V8 Racer's is Charlotte Motor Speedway on August 20 & 21. This is the first SCCA sanctioned race at CMS in quite a few years and the group is excited to get a crack at the famous circuit.

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