Quater-Scale Racers Invade Lakeville
INDIANAPOLIS – The top quarter scale Remote Control (RC) racers from around the country converged on Newton Park for the inaugural QSAC/WCM Bob Newton Memorial Race hosted by Hoosier Tire in Lakeville, Ind., on June 21-22 to put on this one of a kind show.
This was the first of what promises to be the biggest event annually on the QSAC calendar.
A typical QSAC event consists of two rounds of heats that set the fields for the mains. Top 6 finishers in the heats are locked in to the A Main with the rest having to race it out for the final four spots. This is how it is in all classes.
Classes consisted of Limited Sportsman, which is a novice class, with a smaller restrictor plate to slow the cars to a level that is easier to drive than the faster classes. Sportsman, which is the Late Model class which resembles NASCAR Cup cars. Super Late Model, This class run a wedge type short track late model body and a large restrictor plate make them the fastest of the full bodied cars, and the Sprint Cars, which are full on Winged Sprint Cars and are by far the fasted class run.
The best kept secret in motorsports held their third race of the competitive QSAC/WCM six-race National Event schedule at Newton Park, which had 46 participants for the four QSAC major divisions.
The wild and crazy super fast Sprint Car Class put on some edge of your seat action on race day. The B Main saw Curt Verschuure out of Cumming, IA, as a very strong contender all weekend as he grabbed a heat win in round two, and started from the pole in the B Main. He led every lap to get his No.10 car into the show and went on to finish second in the feature.
Second in the B Main was Randy Baker from Toledo, Ohio, followed by Waddell, Arizona’s Tony Evans. Joel Hughes out of Yucca Valley, Calif., raced his way into the show and came home third in the feature. Corey Bedwell from Bluffton, Ind., gave it all he had but came up just short at the finish.
The A Main had Todd ” Hollywood” Holloway from Yorktown, Ind., sweeping his heats dominated all 100 laps in his No. 2 predator to continue his reign over the nation’s best QSAC sprint car drivers. C. Verschuure was second, Hughes third, Kevin Verschuure of Orange City, Iowa, swept both his heats and came home fourth with Danville, Indiana’s J.R. Parsley, who also swept his heats and rounded out the top five with all five on the lead lap.
In the opening B Main race found Sportsman division racer, Randy Brown from Lansing, Mich., winning his round to punch his ticket into the big show. Brown also took home a heat win in round one. Akron, Ohio native Nick Ellis finished second followed by John Pipchock from Bolingbrook, Ill., and Dave Scott from Yucca Valley, Calif., grabbed the final transfer spot after a fierce battle with Butch Smith of Rockford, Ill.