Tim Allison Update

The final race of the season  was held last night at Limaland Motorsports Park with another gtreat crowd and car count, again as most of the season lady luck has been with us when it comes to the pill draw and nothing was different last night as we drew dead last again in the second heat so again we had our work cut out for us,we charged to the front and finished a good solid 3rd and that got us qualified for the feature and with the inversion that had us starting in the 8th position for the 25 lap feature,
since it was the last race of the season we thought we would try few different things and see what would happen and we got going good for about the first 6 -8 laps and things was looking pretty goo and jumped the cushion and lost a few spots and in the end we faded to finish 14th overall, not what we expected but we didn’t tear it up for the 10 lap king of the quater miles race
 
So for the 10 lap shootout we changed the car again and the car wa sreally nice now and in the 10 lap shootout it is pretty much a win it or wear it kind a race and on the first start we came out leading the race and for some reason the called the start back,not what we needed, on the second restart we ran side by side for 4-5 laps with us on the cushion and the other car in the middle and it wa shaping up to be a great race and then we got racing with another car in the picture and all 3 of us was going for the lead and few laps later we spun out,but the car was really nice!!!!  so learned few things that will really help us out, but the season is over at limaland motorsports park for the year
 
our next race looks like we are canada bound for the canadian nationals in the middle of spetember and one more race at eldora speedway oct. 2
so till our next update thanks again for all your help and continued support and have a great day!! thanks. tim allison

KKR Update

-Cody Darrah, driver of the #91 Great Clips/Sage Fruit/ASE Maxim

Darrah had to work for the win as he started 12th when the 35-lap main event took the green flag. From the start it was obvious that Darrah had one of the top cars in the field as he sliced and diced his way to the front. Kinser started from the pole position and led the first 20 circuits until Donny Schatz muscled around him to take the lead in lapped traffic.

Schatz continued to pace the field until a late race red flag ended up being his downfall. As the cars tried to slow down, Schatz tangled with a lapped car, which sent the four-time champion to the work area. With Schatz off the track temporarily, Darrah assumed the lead and never looked back. Throughout the two green-white-checkered attempts, Darrah held on and even ran away from the back on the second one. Teammate Sweet worked his way around Kinser for second.

“If I would have been the boss, I would have fired me a long time ago,” Darrah said as he high-fived his crew in front of his #91 Great Clips Maxim. “We’ve been through a lot this year and this victory makes it all worth it. There are a ton of people to thank but first and foremost I have to thank Kasey (Kahne) for sticking by me and keeping a ride for me after I got injured last year and through all the things we’ve been through this year. I watched Steve (Kinser) on a few of those restarts and kind of learned a few things. We had an awesome car tonight. This feels amazing and I am so happy to be back in Victory Lane. I have to thank Great Clips too for sticking with me.”

On Friday night, Cody qualified eighth, finished second in his heat, eighth in the dash and eighth in the A-main event. Cody is currently eighth in the point standings.

-Paul McMahan, driver of the #83 HR Cattle/Roth Motorsports Maxim

Paul had two solid nights in Canada. On Saturday night at Castrol Raceway, he qualified ninth, won his heat, finished seventh in the dash and fifth in the A-main event. On Friday night, Paul qualified third, finished third in his heat, won the dash, led the first 17 laps of the A-main before settling for a fourth-place finish. Paul is currently fourth in the point standings.

-Brad Sweet, driver of the #9 Red Bull/Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim

Brad Sweet turned in impressive performances both nights at Castrol Raceway. On Saturday night, Brad finished second behind teammate Cody Darrah. Brad qualified 11th, finished second in his heat and seventh in the dash. He challenged Cody for the win at the end, but settled for a second-place finish.

“This feels like a win to me even though we finished second,” said Sweet as he watched Darrah celebrate. “It’s a great team effort from everyone at KKR. Cody is a great driver and to see him over there means an awful lot to us. He’s one of my best friends. Our Red Bull/Ollie’s Maxim was great tonight and hopefully we’ll be in Victory Lane soon.”

On Friday night Brad qualified seventh, won his heat, finished sixth in the dash and finished seventh in the A-main.

Race Winners Week Ending 8/28/11

NASCAR
Sprint Cup- IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway- Brad Keselowski
Nationwide Series- Food City 250- Kyle Busch
Camping World Truck Series- OReilly 200- Kevin Harvick
Whelen Modified Tour- Caraway 150-Andy Seuss

World of Outlaws- Edmonton Alberta- Cody Darrah
IndyCar- Grand Prix of Sonoma- Will Power
ARCA- Madison Intl Speedway- Herr’s Live Life with Flavor! 200- Alex Bowman
Formula One- Grand Prix of Belgium- Spa- Sebastian Vettel

Tim Allison

We were at Limaland Motorsports Park Friday night,  and lady luck has not been on our side as two weeks in a row we drew again dead last.  That got us in the 2nd heat and started tail 9th and ran 5th and that got us qualified for the feature but not far enough in the finish to make the redraw, so in the feature we started 13th and got up to 8th, and ended up finishing 13th overall for the night
 
Saturday night we were off to Fremont Speedway for a co-sanctioned race with the 305 sprints versus the 360.  There were over 55 cars entered.  This time the draw was a little nicer as we drew for the 2nd heat and started 3rd. We ended up finishing 3rd and that got us qualified for the feature but not for the redraw again.  We would start 11th in the feature , we were racing on a very hard to pass super slick track and had made our way up 8th, but hit one of the big tires in the corners and spun out and finished with a disappointing 19th place finish.
 
 
This Friday night is the last race of the season at Limaland Motorsports and the annual King of the 1/4 Mile race.  This should be a great night of racing as the weather looks great!  We are hopiong to have a great night  and maybe we can pull off another victory this year to capture our 100th win. 

Kathy Fisher Update

After a few minor successes this season in her Dragon Racing Fuels/K&N/Amalie/Ohio Crankshaft entry, Ohio based driver Kathy Fisher battled through the brutal heat to put her dragster in the Quick Rod final during the IHRA Mopar Nitro Jam Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex.
“We had to miss our annual trip to Canada in 2010 due to a family emergency and it was great to get back up that way,” she explained. “The last time we were there I was able to make it to the final so of course I was looking forward to picking up where I left off. Plus it would be our first time in Canada with Kevin’s Top Dragster.”
The husband and wife team would have to make the trip north of the border without crewperson, Scott Simmons, due to the late nature of his joining the team and lack of time needed to acquire a passport. Thanks to longtime friend, Pete Hunt of Sarnia, Ontario Canada, they wouldn’t be completely shorthanded.
Qualifying for Quick Rod [8.90 Index Class] was held on Saturday with three attempts given to each class. Fisher laid down perfect .000 reaction time and a very nice 8.874 to get things started.
“That was a great pass for right out of the box in the conditions we had to work with,” she said. “From there, the car was just fantastic the entire weekend. From lane to lane and morning to afternoon, it was just amazing how tight the down track splits times were. I watch those quite closely for many reasons. Many of my runs over the weekend showed that my 1/8 mile to 1000 foot and 1000 foot to quarter mile split times were absolutely identical. I know that says quite a lot of the products we run and how we tune the car.”
IHRA qualifies entries a little different for their Nitro Jam events than others. Qualifying is based on the best package which combines reaction time and how close to index. Should a driver redlight or go under their index, it drops them down farther on the sheet.
“I had a decent 8.913 pass during the second session, but of course it pretty much got thrown out because I also had a .003 redlight,” she noted. “So it qualifies you by the redlight and not the elapsed time, therefore it was like running .003
under. Lane choice wasn’t all that important to me since I knew how to dial the car based on what lane I would be in anyway. Once you make it through first round of eliminations, drivers are re-qualified anyway to be placed on a ladder for the remainder of the event.”
Eliminations were scheduled to begin on Saturday prior to the two evening Nitro Jam sessions, but due to just a slight amount of sprinkles and a couple of minor oil downs, Fisher and her Dragon/K&N dragster would have to wait until Sunday morning for any more on-track action.
“I would have rather gone right into first round that day, since we were dialed and ready to go, but it was also nice to get out of the firesuit and take a break,” Kathy confessed. “And if we thought it was super- hot on Saturday, well Sunday was going to be worse. But based on what kind of numbers we had, we felt confident we would be ready to go right into eliminations in the morning.”
First round Fisher would find herself paired with Division 1 racer George Williams. Williams had lane choice and put Fisher in the right lane, but he may have wished he would have made another selection after he got a little too anxious and handed Fisher the win when he went .016 red.
“The way the tree and the boards are at Grand Bend makes it pretty difficult to know when your opponent has gone red,” she said. “I kinda thought maybe he had gone red, but I wasn’t even close to being one-hundred percent sure, so I still treated it like a regular round. When we got down to the stripe, I felt fairly confident where my car was running and I just played it accordingly.”
Fisher’s 8.895 caused her to just miss the number one qualifying spot by a mere five thousandths of a second, which would have earned her the only bye of the race, and set her up for a match up with Rick Stroud.
“It was about three and a half hours between round one and two,” she reflected. “I don’t know if I got tired or too hot or both, but I certainly didn’t have a light that I would ever want to repeat. I hate even thinking about how late I was and I knew it the moment I launched. I actually yelled in my helmet ‘You were so late’.”
“My car was just dialed to do exactly what I wanted and she totally bailed me out,” she continued. “Kevin was doing such a good job getting the motor and tranny cooled back down to the same temp as I went to the lanes the round before for every pass. Let me tell you, in the heat and scorching sun we had, it wasn’t exactly a piece of cake.”
A memorable round for Fisher would be the semi-finals where she would meet up with a very close family friend and fellow Lima, Ohio
resident, Bill Rudy. “I am going to be perfectly honest and say I don’t like to race Bill,” she pointed out. “Meeting in the final would have been better. I really had to forget about who was in the other lane that round. Bill and Connie mean a lot to me but I just had to remember, it’s racing and there is business to take care of. Good friends or not.”
Rudy had Fisher by .01 on the tree but wasn’t able to hold her off at the top end. “He had a wheel on me and then I saw him drop back just a hair,” she said. “I knew where the car had been and there was no way I was lifting too much, this was a round where I was taking that stripe.”
Fisher’s 8.927 and .012 at the stripe sent her to her second Quick Rod final in row at the Grand Bend, Ontario facility.
“I had a totally different feeling going into this final than I’ve ever had before,” she admitted. “It’s a little hard to explain, but for the first time I really honestly wasn’t going to be “OK” with just a runner-up. The car was running way too good and it was time to get the job done.”
Fisher’s final round competitor, Barry Ryan, had been on a roll of double-oh lights in the two previous rounds and while Fisher had sent him home early during her last trip to Grand Bend, this time it would be Ryan’s turn.
“I hate to say it, but I have no idea what happened in the final,” she said of her uncharacteristic hefty foul on the tree. “I didn’t change the delay in the box from the semi’s to the final and should have been right there with Barry. I saw the red right away, but I still wanted to know if the car was dialed on the 8.90 I had it set up for in the right lane so I ran it through the 1000 foot mark. Wouldn’t you know, heat and all she was on a 8.903 pass based on the numbers.”
“To be able to get the kind of consistent numbers we were getting from my Team Dragon Racing Fuels car all weekend is the kind of thing that wins races and championships, [laughs] when you don’t give it up on the line by going red of course,” Fisher said of the weekend. “Although I have all the say in what to dial and how to set up the fuel for my car, I just can’t thank Kevin enough for all that he does to maintain her for me between races and between rounds. It was pretty hot throughout the whole weekend and I couldn’t have gone the rounds that I did, let alone as consistent as she was
without the products that we use. It’s absolutely no lip service here. By running Dragon Racing Fuels Methanol, which only comes in lined drums, I never have to worry about what is running through my motor. It’s always the same high quality from one drum to the next and it’s one variable that I never have to worry about or deal with.”

Permatex/Follow A Dream Team Upset Early at Cecil County

At the Cecil County Lucas Oil Series
event, Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team endured a second straight
subpar outing. Driver Todd Veney qualified on the bubble and smoked the tires
in the first round against number 1 qualifier Frank Manzo.

“It was one
thing after another this weekend,” Veney said. “The car ran great in
testing, an easy 5.75. But starting in the first qualifying session, nothing
went right.”

A broken blower
belt in the opening session turned what would have been about a 5.74 that would
have qualified the team number 2 into a coasting 6.17 at just 182 mph. In the
only other qualifying session, a broken rocker arm caused the boost in the
other cylinders to skyrocket, setting off a chain reaction of mechanical
mayhem. It torched the block and head on the right rear of the engine and
started a brief flash fire, forcing Veney to set off the fire extinguishers.

The team, led by
Blake and tuner Tom Howell, went into thrash mode, swapped a fresh engine into
the car, and made it to the staging lanes just in time to face Manzo. Veney
smoked the tires off the line, and Manzo advanced with a 5.66.

“Not a good
weekend,” Blake said. “One good thing is that we all came together to
repair the damage and we made it up there in time for first round. A lot of
other teams might not have made it.”

After a two-week
break, the Follow A Dream team heads to the Division 1 Lucas Oil Series event
at Old Bridge
Township Raceway
Park in Englishtown, N.J.,
where last year Veney ran in the 5.50s and reached the final round.


 

 

 

 

 

Follow a Dream heads to Rising Sun Md.

Still third in the national standings after the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event two weeks ago in Atco, N.J., Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team heads to venerable Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Md., for the fourth of five Division 1 races this season. Last year, driver Todd Veney reached the Top Alcohol Funny Car final at this event, his second of five final-round appearances in a row in divisional competition.

 

“Everybody’s ready to get back on track at Cecil County,” Blake said. “We’re still number three in the country because of how well we did all year long, but it’s time to get to another final. We’ll be testing the day before the race, just like we did last year.”

 

Both qualifying sessions will be on Friday, Aug. 19., one at 4 p.m. and the other at 7. Eliminations are slated to go off Saturday afternoon at 3, 5, and 7.

 

“I’ve only been to this race twice, and we got to the final both times, in 2003 and last year,” Veney said. “Frank Manzo got a single in the 2003 final and barely beat us last year, so maybe this year it’s our turn.”

Race Results Week Ending 8/21/11

Nascar
Sprint Cup- Pure Michigan 400- Kyle Busch
Nationwide Series- Napa Auto Parts 200- Circuit Gilles Villeneuve-Marco Ambrose
Camping World Truck Series- VFW 200- Kevin Harvick

GrandAm
Montreal 200- ALex Gurney and Jon Fogerty
World of Outlaws- Steve Kinser
ARCA- Allen Crowe 100- Chad McCumbee

NHRA
Top Fuel — Antron Brown
Funny Car — Johnny Gray
Pro Stock — Greg Anderson
Pro Stock Motorcycle — LE Tonglet
Top Alcohol Dragster — Jim Whiteley
Top Alcohol Funny Car — Kris Hool
Top Sportsman — Brian Antony
Super Stock — Randy Hopkins
Stock Eliminator — Ron Mattson
Super Comp — Gary Stinnett
Super Gas — Randy Vados
Pro Stock Snowmobile — Ron Bray

Follow a Dream heads to Rising Sun Md.

Still third in the national standings after the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event two weeks ago in Atco, N.J., Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team heads to venerable Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Md., for the fourth of five Division 1 races this season. Last year, driver Todd Veney reached the Top Alcohol Funny Car final at this event, his second of five final-round appearances in a row in divisional competition.

 

“Everybody’s ready to get back on track at Cecil County,” Blake said. “We’re still number three in the country because of how well we did all year long, but it’s time to get to another final. We’ll be testing the day before the race, just like we did last year.”

 

Both qualifying sessions will be on Friday, Aug. 19., one at 4 p.m. and the other at 7. Eliminations are slated to go off Saturday afternoon at 3, 5, and 7.

 

“I’ve only been to this race twice, and we got to the final both times, in 2003 and last year,” Veney said. “Frank Manzo got a single in the 2003 final and barely beat us last year, so maybe this year it’s our turn.”

Race Results Week Ending 8/15/11

NASCAR
Sprint Cup- Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips at the Glen- Marcos Ambrose
Nationwide Series- Zippo 200- Kurt Busch

K&N West- Toyota/TTC 150 at Montana Raceway Park- Dylan Kwasnewski

Grand AM- Watkins Glen 200- Ricky Taylor/Max Angelelli

IndyCar- New Hampshire 200- Ryan Hunter Reay

WoO- Knoxville Nationals- Donny Schatz

AMA Supercross- Rice Eackes Stadium- Ryan Villopoto

Race Results Week Ending 8/7/11

NHRA
Top Fuel — Del Worsham
Funny Car — Tim Wilkerson
Pro Stock — Jason Line
Top Alcohol Dragster — Joey Severance
Top Alcohol Funny Car — Alexis De Joria
Competition Eliminator — Mike McKeigue
Super Stock — Jody Lang
Stock Eliminator — Jody Lang
Super Comp — Brad Plourd
Super Gas — Kevin Kleinewebe
Super Street — Allen Macham

NASCAR
Sprint Cup- Good Sam RV Insurance 500, Pocono-Brad Keselowski
Nationwide- US Cellular 250@Iowa Speedway- Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Camping World Truck Series- Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125- Kevin Harvick
ARCA- Arca 125- Ty Dillon

World of Outlaws
Craig Dollansky- Ironman 55- I-55 Raceway

Whelan Southern Modified
Strutmasters 199- Bowman Gray- LW Miller

KN Pro Series West
Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150- Dylan Kwasniewski

Indycar
Indy 200@ Mid Ohio- Scott Dixon

Tough Week for Follow a Dream


In a complete reversal of fortune from the 2010 Division 1 Lucas Oil Series event at Atco Raceway, Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream team missed the cut. Last year, driver Todd Veney won the race with low e.t. of all three rounds of eliminations and top speed of the meet, a career-best 261.17 mph.

 

It was the first time in nearly four years that the Follow A Dream team failed to qualify for a race. “That was one long drive home,” Veney said. “I forgot how bad it feels to not qualify. We’d been to the final round at six of our last seven divisional races, but this time, nothing went right.”

 

“It was just a tough weekend,” said Blake, whose team remains a solid third in the Top Alcohol Funny Car national standings. “It happens. We couldn’t make it down the track on either attempt, but it’s behind us now. We’ve got the Cecil County divisional in two weeks, and we’ll be back on track there.”

Race Results Week Ending 8/7/11

NHRA
Top Fuel — Del Worsham
Funny Car — Tim Wilkerson
Pro Stock — Jason Line
Top Alcohol Dragster — Joey Severance
Top Alcohol Funny Car — Alexis De Joria
Competition Eliminator — Mike McKeigue
Super Stock — Jody Lang
Stock Eliminator — Jody Lang
Super Comp — Brad Plourd
Super Gas — Kevin Kleinewebe
Super Street — Allen Macham

NASCAR
Sprint Cup- Good Sam RV Insurance 500, Pocono-Brad Keselowski
Nationwide- US Cellular 250@Iowa Speedway- Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Camping World Truck Series- Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125- Kevin Harvick
ARCA- Arca 125- Ty Dillon

World of Outlaws
Craig Dollansky- Ironman 55- I-55 Raceway

Whelan Southern Modified
Strutmasters 199- Bowman Gray- LW Miller

KN Pro Series West
Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150- Dylan Kwasniewski

Indycar
Indy 200@ Mid Ohio- Scott Dixon

Follow A Dream Heads to Atco Raceway

Jay Blake’s Permatex/Follow A Dream Top
Alcohol Funny Car team heads to Atco, N.J. for this weekend’s Lucas Oil
Series event at Atco Raceway, where last year driver Todd Veney set low e.t.
of all three rounds of eliminations en route to victory. The team also won
the event in 2007 over current nitro Funny Car racer Bob Tasca III.

“We had a great weekend at Atco last year,” Blake said. “We beat Frank
Manzo, which is never easy to do, and made our fastest run ever [261.17
mph]. Everybody who works on this car deserves another win – they’ve been
busting their tails all year long.”

Qualifying sessions are set for 3 and 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, and
eliminations are scheduled for 2, 4, and 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Heading
into the race, Veney is a career-high third in the national standings
following a final-round appearance two weeks ago at the Lucas Oil Series
event at New England Dragway.

“We can’t catch Manzo or Tony Bartone this weekend, but another good showing
will definitely help us solidify third place,” Veney said. “The race is in
August and not October this year, so we’re not likely to run another
all-time best, but it’s time to win again.”

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