September 23, 2017 - A late race day motor swap was rewarded with another Fast Qualifier and Win #4 at Madera Speedway, in the RPM Mortgage MAVTV televised Pro Late Model Division.
Buddy and his team rolled into Madera Speedway Friday afternoon, laying down some blistering laps times in practice. But as the night unfolded his motor was smoking a bit more than the team was comfortable with.
The team arrived to the track early Saturday morning to work on eliminating the problem. Locating the issue, then trying to correct it before the first practice (2:30p). A valant effort was made, Buddy took his hot rod to the track for the first of two practice sessions. The smoking was considerably better, but still showing a hint of smoke, it was then decided to swap motors.
Buddy and his stellar crew went to work, missing the second/last practice of the day. An hour and a half later, without a moment to spare, Buddy found himself rolling out for qualifying, after the motor swap, earning yet another fast qualifier award for all of their hard work. With his second lap being the fastest of both, however, his first lap was fast enough to earn fast qualifier of the twenty-six car field.
For the start of the 100 lap RPM Mortgage MAVTV televised main event, Buddy starting P2, outside front row, his best start of the season! This was all thanks to a fan who drew his starting position on the front straightaway before the race began. The top ten drivers in qualifying had a fan for each, drawing for their starting positions.
The race saw one red, and several yellows. Buddy had amazing restarts and led the entire twenty-six car field for all 100 laps, with his fastest lap coming on lap 99! Dedicating his win to his crew for busting their bums on his hot rod. And to all those who support him every lap along the way.
THE CREW: Mike Keen, Andy and John Worley, Bo Bohannon, Gary Spangle, Bryan Brown, Tony Lamas, Joel Askew, Scott Sanchez, Dick Shepherd.
THE CHEF: Ryan Hart for the AWESOME tri-tip.
Next Race: October 7, 2017 @ Madera Speedway $10K TO WIN - Pro Late Models.