Congrats to Laird's 2015 Season Champs!

Posted by Tom on September 29, 2015

 

Heiimaa-400.jpgWe had a good season at Laird this year, it was our 17th, with some great racing and close points battles for championships in our four divisions.

We got a total of 10 racedays in, a couple less than average.  We had a bit of a slow start to the season, then also shut it down for a couple weeks mid season to regroup and seeks some solutions to attendance issues.

The fan attendance at the beginning of the season was lower than normal, and lower than what is needed to support the operation of the track.  By the end of the season though the crowd size had increased a bit and that was encouraging.

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Raceday Recap - Season Finale Sunday Sept. 20, 2015

Posted by Tom on September 25, 2015

After a couple of delayed attempts we finally got our season finale in on the afternoon of Sunday Sept 20.  The weather couldn’t have been nicer and we had a good show of fans out to watch some great racing.

Mav-Wes-400.jpgAlso out were a number of antique cars for a show.  They were out on the frontstretch during intermission and fans were invited to wander about to look at some of the nice sets of wheels.  Also out during the intermission were some 60’s vintage modifieds, courtesy of Mav MacDonald Sr.

We had Australian pursuits in three divisions – followed by heats in all four divisions, then after intermission we had our features, some of which were extended events.  All in all it was a great afternoon of racing as drivers worked to improve their standings in points battles, or tried to win some hefty purses.

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AJ Daniel #12x Laird Modified

Posted by Tom on September 21, 2015

AJ Daniel is the driver of the #12x Laird Modified.  AJDaniel200.jpgHe’s been driving in the division for a few years, and originally started in the Four Cylinder division.  AJ said, “This is my 7th year.  I started driving the modified close to 4 years ago.”  Fans will likely remember AJ’s original ride, a sharp looking 4 cylinder truck with a John Deere paint scheme.  A year later the paint changed to a blue and white scheme.

AJ got started in racing through his dad, Ian, when he was just young.  He hung around the track with his dad who used to do some mechanic work for Sean Seabrook after the track opened in 1999.  At just 13 years old, not old enough to hold a drivers license,  AJ started to race at Laird.

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Racenight Recap - Thursday Sept 3, 2015

Posted by Tom on September 6, 2015

The evening of Thursday Sept 3 marked the 9th racenight of our 2015 season.  It was a very warm evening and we saw some overheated drivers during the race night.

KozakintoOicle400.jpgIn the drivers meeting before the racing got started, track owner Donnie Varcoe asked drivers to have patience and avoid damaging cars.  Some must not have heard because we did see quite a bit of damage through the night.

We also had a couple of new and returning drivers out for their first runs of the season.   Andrew Premo was out driving in the #59 Factory Four a car previously run by Corey Carbone.  Daniel Bibeau was out driving the #26 Factory Stock, normally driven by Mike Corbett.  Shawn Greeley was also out for his first run in a #47 Factory Four.

Racing action got started with Australian Pursuits in all divisions except Super Late Models, followed by a single heat in each division.

At the end of the night we held a Spin to Win Demo Derby featuring about 10 cars. 

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