Last updated: 5/18/2013
Race season is drawing ever closer! As you work to spit polish and shin those cars and fine tone the engines, dont forget the small detail of paperwork... Print the registration form below and return it to Bob Coply. Save yourself a distraction on raceday and get it in before the season kicks off at Wenachtee in just 2 short months!
The 2013 Pyrotect Rookie of the Year class looks to have a very deep talent pool and
I’m sure once the field is set at Spokane the battle will be on. Such drivers as Tyson Dagget, Gracin Raz, Alex Peck, Kayla
Pittman and several more will compete for that new helmet and bragging right.
Pyrotect has a new line of fuel cells that are available and I whole heartedly ask everyone to take a look at this cell!
Comments from Race Director Jim Bailey
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I would like to thank everyone for making the first race a success. Dave, the race director at the WVSO thanked us several times for being there and being so efficient. He really liked that we were ready to go when they needed us to be and he thought you guys put on a great show for the fans.
There were a couple of things that we do need to tighten up a little. We need to do a better job of getting in line for scaling so we can qualify. It went pretty well, but on a night when the promoter is in a hurry for us we need to be a little more organized. A lot of that falls on me and I will do a better job of keeping you informed so you can be ready. I will also see about getting the scales put in a better location so they are level and so you can get straight on and off. We were not in a good location last weekend so I will talk to the track about a different spot for our scales next time we go back. With proper scale set up comes less wiggle room on the weight rules. Every car will be expected to make weight at the next race. We need you to be at or over your minimum weight and at or under 58% left side weight. There is plenty of time early in the day to check your car on the official scales. I think it would help if your cars weight and wheel base were put on the upper left corner of your windshield. If possible please make that happen before Spokane.
Spotters…Thank you all so much for getting checked in with Tillie before the race. We really appreciate you being there. It makes our job so much easier when we know you are there. We are going to try to get you all in a more confined space from now on if possible so we can find you when we need to. We did a pretty good job getting everyone lined up for the restarts. Thanks for that.
On track.. when we are running under caution we have to stay tight. What I noticed is that we would get lined up and then some of the cars from the middle on back were not staying close to the car in front of them. This scatters the field and makes for a bad restart. It also puts the racers who are behind you in a bad spot. If you want to go to the rear just pull up and waive the other cars by you so they can get where they need to be.
I really appreciate all of your effort to come out and put on a great show. As a racer, I know how much it takes to get to each race. It is my goal to help keep this series running strong. If you have any concerns that you need to discuss with me please feel free to give me a call at 208-941-2704.
Thanks again for all the kind words and for the excellent effort last weekend…Jim
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A note from your Race Director:
I would like to take a minute to thank Bob for the opportunity to stay involved in racing. I really enjoy pro4 racing and hope to add something to the series. Bob and I have talked about a few areas of concern and are working out ways to iron them out in a consistant manner. We want to priovide a positive experience for everyone and our goal is to keep this series growing. Bob has done an outstanding job of making the NWpro4's one of top series in the northwest and we should all be very thankful for what he has accomplished for us as racers. I will be putting some updates on the website occassionally to keep you all informed of things that may be a little different this year than in years past. My goal is to make sure everyone knows what needs to happen so there are no surprises on raceday. We want raceday to be smooth so we can all enjoy the racing and not get caught up in other "stuff" that keeps us from fully enjoying the experience. We will provide a clean, consistant and competative racing environment for everyone. Thanks again for the chance to be at the track on raceday..Looking forward to seeing you all at the races.....Jim Bailey
2013 Current Point Standings
1. #11 Bud Rumsey ... ... ..116
2. #03 Steve Thompson ... 111
3. #77 Eddie Secord ... ... ..109
4. #2 Johnny Rumsey ... .100
5. #07 Toby Becker ... ... ... 99
6. #59 Alex Peck ... ... ... ... 97
#18 Scott Raver ... ... ... .97
8. #15 Gracin Raz ... ... ... ..96
9. #33 Ken Chandler ... ... ..90
10. #29 Max Schroeder ... ... 89
11. #32 Jeff Raver ... ... ... ...84
12. #16 Rick Thompson ... ...81
#96 Cody Walker ... ... ..81
14. #2ss4 Dwight Waterbury.79
15. #27ss4 Ross Jones ... ... .76
16. #71ss4 Chad Davis ... ...73
17. #65 Eric Kaas ... ... ... ...10
#22 James Hayes ... ... ..10
2013 Rookie of the Year Current Standings
1. #59 Alex Peck ... ... ... ..19
2. #15 Gracin Raz ... ... ... 18
3. #29 Max Schroeder ... ...15
4. #22 James Hayes ... ... ... 1
2013 Super Stock 4 Current Standings
1. #2ss4 Dwight Waterbury .103
2. #27ss4 Ross Jones ... ... ..99
3. #71ss4 Chad Davis ... ... .95
To : All Alliance Race Teams
From : Alliance Management Team and Race Director
IMPORTANT RULES UPDATE!
At the start of the 2013 season Back in January, we talked about a couple of rule changes and we issued statements concerning tire soaking and a reduction of over all weight on cars using after market aluminum cylinder heads.
After the first event of the year I am pleased that tire soaking did not seem to be an issue, Alliance staff made tire checks throughout the race day and now have a very good base line for continued checks.
Now with soaking no longer a performance factor we now have a clear view of how the weight break for the cast iron engines has apparently become a real advantage. The whole reason for the rule was to give the underfunded teams a way to keep up with the faster and better equipped cars. Well because racers are racers we are now faced with having to adjust the rule.
Because the cast iron engines were developed to the max under a rule that has been in place from the time we started the series we will not adjust their weight. The cars using an aftermarket Ford aluminum cylinder head will be allowed to compete at a minimum 2100lbs. All twin cam engines from 2000cc to 2400cc will also compete at a minimum 2100lbs.
Jim Bailey, Race Director, asked at the WVSO pit meeting that each car have their engine size /weight/ wheelbase placed on the upper left corner of the windshield. Please try to get that accomplished by the Spokane County Raceway event. This will help a great deal at the scales.
In closing; The 200lbs just became too big of an advantage and on a personal note, what we have just seen was a good example of a few well financed teams seeking that edge and advantage, and by doing so killing a good rule for the budget teams.
This change is put in place immediately and please, this is not up for debate. The rule has been amended and this is where were at for the remainder of 2013. I hope to see everyone at Spokane.
Matter of fact this might be a good time for you to let me know if your planning on attending the May 25th event. Please let me know. ~Bob Coply
More exciting news. Troy Blanton owner of the TI Company has confirmed with the Northwest Pro4 Alliance Marketing department that he will sponsor the
2013 TI Company Hard Charger Award.
The award will consist of a plaque and $100.00 to be presented at the fallowing event.
The Wenatchee Valley Super Oval winner was #11 Bud Rumsey as he moved up 11 positions. Congratulations to Bud and Rumsey Racing and a big thank you to the TI Company and Troy Blanton.
#77 Eddie Secord
#96 Cody Walker
#03 Steve Thompson
#16 Rick Thompson
#18 Scott Raver
#32 Jeff Raver
#33 Ken Chandler
#15 Geacin Raz
#07 Toby Becker
#65 Eric Kaas
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