Jul 4, 2010

First MOTUL-Historic Formula SuperVee Cup!










The first MOTUL-Historic Formula SuperVee race took place in the world class AAA-California Speedway in Fontana, CA. As part of the Formula Class race group organized by HSR West (Historic Sport Car Racing www.hsrwest-race.com). There were 8 Supervee's cars on track. Lots of spectators asked about the cars and many had very good memories of the pro series. Dennis Firestone March looked beautiful but unlike his championship season his engine had some problem that could not be resolved before the race. A real shame. Damian Della-Santina run Richard Wilkinson's proven Ralt. Richard promised to run the next event too perhaps with his "Valvoline" car or the March. A car that has been restored and looked better than new is Dave Dowskin's Ralt. The 1992 ex- Roger Penske Jr and Davy Jones is a pleasure to see and hear (although on track it misfired at times and made Dave "work" all Sat and Sun before the race to find the problem). Paul Lisec again showed everyone that 2 carburetors can work as well as any injection system. His first generation Ralt is fast (and he can drive too!)Dino Dioguardi's yellow Ralt was very fast on the long Fontana oval straight. I did have lots of fun with the ex-Tony George Red Ralt trying to pass him on the twisty infield, but even as close as we were at the end I didn't. The "all-black" Martini's MK50 that Joe Hardin brought to Fontana seemed very fast but on Sat one car had a problem and Joe and Friends switched engines from one car to another overnight (talk about getting serious on results). Unfortunately something may have been loose as oil started to leak out on the start of the race and Joe pulled into the side road before his oil hit the track (THANK YOU JOE). His week-end was a busy one with all the work on the cars.
Every one received a goodie-bag from MOTUL Lubricants, although we said only the top 3 would get it. Thank you Joey Cabrera / MOTUL. So there you have it. Eight cars for this event was great. So now pass the word and have fellow "superVees" join us at an upcoming event. THANK YOU ALL for the sportsmanship and support. LETS KEEP THE WATER COOLED cars running....!
Un-official Results, we do this for fun, ;)....!
1-Damian Della-Santina / Ralt RT5 #7
2-Paul Lisec / Ralt RT1 #59
3-Dino Dioguardi / Ralt RT5 #18
4-Ricardo Rodriguez / Ralt RT5 #4 (ex-Tony George)javascript:void(0)
5- Dave Dowskin / Ralt RT5 #9 (ex-Davy Jones)
6-Joe Hardin / Martini MK50 #40 (ex-Scott Liebler)
7-Dennis Firestone / March 793 #1 (Dennis' 1979 Championship winning car)
8-Joe Hardin / Martini MK50 #40T (yes a T car!)
Stay "tuned" for the next event before the year end!
Call me 562-761-1999 or email ricardo@autoafondo.com for more information.

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