Speed51.com Trackside Now – 11/07/09 – North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway (NC) (Replay)

8:41

Welcome to Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage of the seventh annual North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway (NC).   We will be here all day before, during and after all racing action, bringing you the “what happened” report from the track.

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8:43

Today is race day for all the divisions that practiced and qualified yesterday as well as heat raced. We were here all day with coverage of the events.   To read about yesterday’s action, visit here:http://www.speed51.com/2009_Stories/Mods_Other/NSS_Trackside_Now_Concord_11-06.html

8:50

Here is the schedule for today, as we know it:8:00am  : pit gates open
HAPPY HOUR PRACTICE ….
9:00am – 9:15am : Vintage Divisions
9:20am – 9:35am : SK Mods
9:45am – 10:00am : TBARA Sprints
10:05am – 10:20am : Super Late Models
10:25am – 10:50am : Tour Mods

11:00am : drivers meeting

11:30am – 1:00pm : Pit party and Little Shootout Pedal Car race

1:15pm: Modified Consi (two 25 lap events)

Features >>>>

Vintage Division (25 laps)
Modified Non-Qualifiers Event (25 laps)
SK Mods (50 laps)
TBARA Sprints (30 laps)
Tour Mods (125 laps)
Super Late Models (125 laps)

9:03

Practice was supposed to start a few minutes ago, but it hasn’t happened yet.

9:15

The Vintage car practice has started.

9:16

This morning, during practice, we will get some starting line-ups posted for you so you know what to expect later today.

9:22

The Vintage car final practice has concluded.   The SK Mod practice is about to take place.

9:42

The SK practice has concluded.   The TBARA Sprints are up next.

10:03

The Super Late Models now have the track.   Everything has been fairly calm.

10:20

The Super Late Model final practice has concluded.   The Tour Mods are up next.

10:34

Eric Goodale is making his first appearance here at Concord Speedway.   What is his opinion of the track, racing around it in the Modified?   Check out the Speed 51 Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE525g3QgC8

10:49

Comment From Mike Wonderful to have an interview heads up like that…….thanks for posting! Keep them coming and heading out here in an hour to the race

10:50

The Tour Modified final practice has concluded.   It looks like a few Vintage cars are going out for a few laps before practice concludes.

10:50

We are going to try and get times from the practice sessions shortly.

11:13

SUPER LATE MODEL – HAPPY HOUR PRACTICE
1 51 Brian Ickler 15.856
2 110 Ryan Blaney 16.007
3 10s Johanna Long 16.115
4 33 Jeff Choquette 16.188
5 66 John Hickens 16.199
6 67 Jeff Fultz 16.268
7 32 John Long 16.354
8 15 Clay Jones 16.438
9 11 Cooper Faassen 16.439
10 101 Dylan Presnell 16.455
11 28 Terry Horak 16.459
12 26P Preston Peltier 16.545
13 7 David LaTour Jr 16.629
14 93 Dave Russel 16.697
15 25 Tony Black 16.888
16 77 Lanny Graham 18.964

11:14

Comment From Lloyd from PA You guys are doing a great job down there keep it up I loved the interview are you going to be doing more today ?

11:15

We will be interviewing some drivers live on our radio coverage later today as well as multiple video interviews that we have already shot that will be available next week on Speed51.com.

11:19

Comment From Kevin Hughes/ w/RE Did the 14 Late Model get on the track for practice this morning? I know they burned a wheel bearing last night.

11:19

We didn’t see it on the time sheet or the track, but it is possible we missed it.

11:35

Tour Mod practice times ….

TOUR MOD – HAPPY HOUR PRACTICE
POS # DRIVER TIME
1 45B Eric Beers 15.347
2 1 Burt Myers 15.403
3 58 Eric Goodale 15.461
4 19 Doug Coby 15.465
5 12 Keith Rocco 15.489
6 09 Bobby Grigas 15.491
7 40P Ryan Preece 15.492
8 8 Earl Paules 15.501
9 28 George Brunnhoelzl 15.521
10 40F Frank Fleming 15.546
11 36 Jimmy Zacharias 15.548
12 47 Andy Seuss 15.564
13 79 James Civali 15.574
14 60 Matt Hirschman 15.575
15 4 Jason Myers 15.599
16 3M Jeff Malave 15.606
17 00 Teddy Christopher 15.639
18 88 Woody Pitkat 15.664
19 99 Jamie Tomaino 15.691
20 06 Les Hinkley 15.702
21 21 George Kent 15.704
22 25 Zane Zeiner 15.729
23 44K Rick Kluth 15.737
24 2 JR Burtuccio 15.751
25 11 Anthony Sesely 15.767
26 0 Greg Butcher 15.784
27 93 Rowan Pennink 15.784
28 81 Lee Jeffreys 15.810
29 31 Gene Pack 15.817
30 51B Justin Bonsignore 15.831
31 42 Dave Peevo 15.871
32 659 Danny Bohn 15.970
33 97 Brian Dauzat 15.985
34 21 Tommy Neal 16.426
35 45Y Gary Young 16.609

11:36

Cars are currently lining up for the pit party.

11:40

SK MODS – HAPPY HOUR PRACTICE
POS # DRIVER TIME
1 00 Teddy Christopher 15.571
2 99 Ryan Preece 15.615
3 58 Matt Hirschman 15.648
4 79 Kerry Malone 15.659
5 66 Woody Pitkat 15.683
6 4 Ron Yuhas 15.697
7 57 Keith Rocco 15.731
8 9 Eric Beers 15.810
9 55 Steven Reed 15.856
10 10 Doug Coby 15.869
11 16 Anthony Sesely 15.890
12 93 Rowan Pennink 15.927
13 03 Pat Emerling 16.004
14 98 Craig Dolphin 16.141
15 87 Michael Speeney 16.244
16 48 Rick Kluth 16.334

11:42

Comment From AJ I missed Thursday night’s Speed 51 Radio. Is an archived version available prior to the races today?

11:43

You are in luck.   Prior to our radio coverage live here at Concord Speedway on RaceTalkRadio.comat 3pm Eastern, RTR will rebroadcast Thursday’s Fat Boy Shootout show live at 12pm Eastern today (in about 15 minutes).

11:43

Comment From guest wheres devin jones?

11:44

Devin Jones, after being about sixth fastest on Thursday, fell ill again after having the Swine Flu recently, and chose to withdraw from the event.

11:45

We are going to head down to the pit party.   We will be back before the 1:15pm start of today’s racing action.

1:27

We are back at the keys.   We were going to be back for the first race of the day, but we decided to stay down and video the event.In the “Little Shootout” pedal car race, Austin Beers, son of Eric Beers, claimed his fourth consecutive win.   We will have video of the event next week on Speed51.com.

1:28

Comment From Goff ia there anywhere we can see pics from the events?

1:29

We will post a few photos during the event today if we can, but we will have a photo gallery from the weekend’s events next week on Speed51.com.

1:30

The first Modified Consi is rolling on the track now.

1:32

TOUR MODS – CONSI #1 STARTING LINE-UP
1 3 Jeff Malave
2 8 Earl Paules
3 99 Jamie Tomaino
4 31 Gene Pack
5 2 JR Bertuccio
6 81 Lee Jeffreys
7 88 Woody Pitkat
8 21 George Kent
9 97 Brian Dauzat
10 45 Gary Young Jr
11 0 Greg Butcher
12 51 Tom McCann Jr
13 17 Rob Fuller

1:33

They are taking the top two to transfer.   There are 25 laps in this race.

1:33

GREEN FLAG

1:34

Earl Paules is out to a lead early in the event.

1:35

Jamie Tomaino has worked his way to second around Jeff Malave.

1:36

JR Bertuccio has worked his way to third around Jeff Malave, but the two are racing close and tight.   There are 10 laps on the board with Earl Paules and Jamie Tomaino out to a healthy lead.

1:37

Jeff Malave continues to play bumper tag with JR Bertuccio for third.

1:39

Five laps remain.   Currently it looks like Earl Paules and Jamie Tomaino are going to be the transfer cars.   Behind them, JR Bertuccio is trying to hold off Jeff Malave and Gene Pack for third.

1:40

CHECKERED FLAGEarl Paules has won the first consi and transfers to the feature, along with Jamie Tomaino.   JR Bertuccio, Jeff Malave and Gene Pack rounded out the top five.

1:41

The Modified Consi #2 is coming on the track now.

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TOUR MODS – CONSI #2 STARTING LINE-UP
1 4 Jason Myers
2 25 Zane Zeiner
3 12 Keith Rocco
4 659 Danny Bohn
5 19 Doug Coby
6 58 Eric Goodale
7 44 Jonathan Brown
8 51 Justin Bonsignore
9 42 Dave Pecko
10 21N Tommy Neal
11 36 Jimmy Zacharias
12 66 Pete Brittain

1:45

GREEN FLAG

1:45

Jason Myers has lead lap one with Keith Rocco jumping into second.

1:46

Doug Coby has worked his way to third.   Meanwhile, the two leaders are nose to tail.

1:47

Keith Rocco has worked his way to the lead, bringing Doug Coby with him and knocking Jason Myers back to fourth.   Eric Goodale slipped up to the third position.

1:47

Keith Rocco and Doug Coby are battling hard for the first position, side by side.

1:48

Doug Coby has taken the lead at lap 10 as the two are still fighting hard for the top position.

1:49

Eric Goodale has poked under Keith Rocco a few times for the second position, but Rocco still holds the transfer spot.

1:50

There are five laps to go.   Eric Goodale appeared to cool the tires down and is now trying to make another run at Keith Rocco.   Doug Coby is well out front.

1:51

White flag and the battle is for second.

1:52

CHECKERED FLAGDoug Coby has won the second consi.   Keith Rocco held off a hard-charging Eric Goodale, who tried to make the pass on the outside on the last turn, with Rocco transferring and Goodale ending up third.

1:53

The feature for the Vintage cars are next.

2:16

Pete Brittian has won the Vintage race.

2:27

The Tour Modified non-qualifier event is up next.

2:29

GREEN FLAG

2:30

We didn’t have a starting line-up available for this event, but we can tell you that Lee Jeffreys is currently leading Danny Bohn.

2:31

YELLOW FLAG: LAP 8Brian Dauzat spun in turn four, but kept going.

2:32

GREEN FLAG

2:33

Danny Bohn tried to get the lead on the first lap from Lee Jeffreys, but wasn’t able to make the move.There are 11 laps in the books of the 25 lap race.

2:33

Justin Bonsignore has moved into second around Danny Bohn.

2:36

YELLOW FLAG: LAP 18Lee Jeffreys has gone up in smoke from the lead.   That has put Justin Bonsignore into the lead with Danny Bohn in second.

2:36

The winner has the option to take the money from this event and go home, or start in the back of the feature, so it will be interesting to see what is chosen.

2:44

We wentGREEN FLAG a few laps ago …

2:44

The battle up front has been between Danny Bohn and Justin Bonsignore, who has been trading the lead over the last few laps.   They are side by side for the lead with two laps to go.

2:45

YELLOW FLAG: LAP 24A spin behind the leaders caused the yellow to come out as the two leaders were going into turn one side by side.

2:46

Danny Bohn is leading with Justin Bonsignore second.   They will line up side by side for the restart.

2:46

GREEN FLAG

2:47

Justin Bonsignore had trouble on the restart and spun the tires, going all the way to fourth.

2:47

CHECKERED FLAGDanny Bohn has won the non-qualifiers race.   Tommy Neal finished second with Gary Young third and Justin Bonsignore fourth.

2:48

There were many drivers that were not in this race that had not made it into the field, but that was due to them already getting the provisionals.We will try to get a full line-up soon for the feature.

2:52

The SK Modifieds are rolling onto the track now.

2:53

SK MODS – STARTING LINE-UP
POS # DRIVER
1 99 Ryan Preece
2 58 Matt Hirshman
3 12 Ronnie Silk
4 9 Eric Beers
5 93 Rowan Pennink
6 55 Steven Reed
7 00 Ted Christopher
8 91 Shawn Carrig
9 10 Doug Coby
10 71 Jimmy Zacharias
11 4 Ron Yuhas
12 16 Anthony Sesely
13 79 Kerry Malone
14 03 Pat Emerling
15 57 Keith Rocco
16 22 Dan Kurzejewski
17 87 Mike Speeney
18 98 Craig Dolphin
19 44 Mike Nichols
20 2 Gerald Gradl
21 45 Gary Young Jr
22 48 Rick Kluth
23 66 Woody Pitkat

2:55

Folks, Speed51.com is down a man today.   Matt “Duke” Kentfield was supposed to be here to help us out at the track, but he is at home in bed about five minutes from the track with the H1N1 Swine Flu.   We wish Duke all the best on a quick recovery.Due to being down a person, we are not going to be able to have Trackside Now during the event as we are all switching over for the race broadcast of the event.

2:56

At 3:00pm, go to www.racetalkradio.com and click the LISTEN LIVE button to follow along with all of the action from the track.We will try to post line-ups and results throughout the event, but at the end of the night, we will have the results of the events and some photos.

3:02

TUNE IN NOW FOR LIVE RADIO COVERAGE OF THE NORTH-SOUTH SHOOTOUT ON RACETALKRADIO.COM 

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3:10

We are having signal issues with the internet in this area that started a few hours ago, that has affected Trackside Now and the radio coverage.   We are hoping it will clear up shortly.   Thanks for your patience.

3:12

We are going green flag in the SK Mod feature.   We will bring a few updates throughout the race as possible.

3:15

Ryan Preece is currently leading at lap 10.

3:25

We are currently under red flag at lap 12 for an oil down.

3:57

Hey folks.   We are still working on the connection issues here at Concord Speedway.   We are about to try and go live once again on the radio.   Tune in to www.racetalkradio.com.

4:04

We are LIVE on RACETALKRADIO.com … TUNE IN NOW.

4:27

Matt Hirschman has won the SK Modified feature.

4:31

We are live at RaceTalkRadio.com for the live radio coverage of the North-South Shootout.   Make sure to tune in to listen to the coverage.We are still having slight intermittant signal issue, so if you have connection issues, keep trying.   We are live.

5:33

Dave Steele has won the TBARA Sprint race.Continue to listen live on RACETALKRADIO.com

6:08

The Tour Mods are on the track for their feature.   LISTEN LIVE NOW:www.racetalkradio.com

7:55

Burt Myers has won the Tour Mod feature.We are still live on RaceTalkRadio.com.   Up next: The Super Late Models.

9:31

Jeff Fultz has won the Super Late Model event.

9:33

We will try to put in the finishing results of the SK, the Tour Mods and the Super Late Model features, along with winner photos, shortly.Keep listening to our post-race show on RaceTalkRadio.com.

10:29

SK MODS – UNOFFICIAL FINISH
POS # DRIVER
1 58 Matt Hirschman
2 10 Doug Coby
3 00 Ted Christopher
4 55 Steven Reed
5 12 Ronnie Silk
6 93 Rowan Pennink
7 48 Rick Kluth
8 57 Keith Rocco
9 4 Ron Yuhas
10 91 Shawn Carrig
11 66 Woody Pitkat
12 9 Eric Beers
13 99 Ryan Preece
14 2 Gerald Gradl
15 44 Mike Nichols
16 03 Pat Emerling
17 22 Dan Kurzejewski
18 45 Gary Young Jr
19 79 Kerry Malone
20 98 Craig Dolphin
21 16 Anthony Sesely
22 87 Mike Speeney
23 71 Jimmy Zacharias

10:30

10:30

PHOTO: Matt Hirschman in victory lane after winning the SK Modified race.   (Jim DuPont Photo)

10:36

TOUR MODS – UNOFFICIAL FINISH
POS # DRIVER
1 1 Burt Myers
2 93 Rowan Pennink
3 19 Doug Coby
4 60 Matt Hirschman
5 99 Jamie Tomaino
6 28 George Brunnhoelzl
7 58 Eric Goodale
8 36 Jimmy Zacharias
9 66 Pete Brittain
10 11 Anthony Sesely
11 25 Zane Zeiner
12 12 Keith Rocco
13 88 Woody Pitkat
14 3s Daren Scherer
15 659 Danny Bohn
16 42 Dave Pecko
17 31 Gene Pack
18 21K George Kent
19 44k Rick Kluth
20 40p Ryan Preece
21 45b Eric Beers
22 3m Jeff Malave
23 4 Jason Myers
24 6 Josh Nichols
25 00 Ted Christopher
26 47 Andy Seuss
27 2 JR Bertuccio
28 40f Frank Fleming
29 8 Earl Paules
30 22 Chuck Hossfeld
31 06 Les Hinckley
32 09 Bobby Grigas
33 79 James Civali

10:38

10:38

PHOTO: Burt Myers, two time winner of the North South Shootout Modified race.   (Jim DuPont Photo)

10:44

SLM – UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
POS # DRIVER
1 67 Jeff Fultz
2 61 John VanDoorn
3 8 Cassius Clark
4 26 Preston Peltier
5 9 Chase Elliott
6 110 Ryan Blaney
7 14 Bobby Measmer
8 11 Cooper Faassen
9 33 Jeff Choquette
10 12 Mark Reedy
11 4 James Edwards
12 10 Logan Dernoshek
13 7 David Latour Jr
14 711 Max Gresham
15 93 David Russell
16 28 Terry Horak
17 91 Dean Slappey
18 25 Tony Black
19 51 Brian Ickler
20 32 John Long
21 101 Dylan Presnell
22 66 Johnathan Hicken
23 98s Mason Mingus
24 10s Johanna Long
25 15 Clay Jones
26 77 Lanny Graham

10:49

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PHOTO: Jeff Fultz in victory lane for the Super Late Model feature.   (Jim DuPont Photo)

10:51

We want to thank the nearly 5000 folks that tuned in to our Trackside Now coverage of the event, and the thousands more that listened live on RaceTalkRadio.com.

10:52

Stay tuned to Speed51.com next week for a plethora of post-race coverage of the seventh annual North South Shootout, including stories, videos and more.   Also, make sure to tune in to Speed 51 Radio on Tuesday night for more post-race coverage of the event.

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10:53

Good night from Concord Speedway.

Trackside Now: North-South Shootout at Concord Speedway – 11/7/09