2019 RETRO ALL STARS AND INVITATIONAL RACES @ HMS
HERSHMAN SWEEPS ALL STARS AS BOOGIEMAN SWEEPS INVITATIONAL
WORLD RECORDS FALL ON THE HMS AMERICAN KING TRACK
The 2019 RETRO All Stars and Invitational Races were held at HMS in Bellevue, Oh on Feb 23, 2019. A small but competitive field provided some close racing and track records fell on the World's Fastest American King!!!
Can Am Qualifying........ the track/world record stood at 4.372 and with the track being recently redone by Gary Gerding, the question was how much faster was it? All doubts were removed when Ron Hershman went 4.242 for TQ and the New World Record. Eric Shirey was 2nd quick at 4.415.
F1 Qualifying...... the track/world record stood at 4.535 and it was Eric Shirey TQ and New World Record @ 4.504 with Ron Hershman 2nd quick at 4.601.
Can Am B Main..... what a race!!!! Al Rutti got out to a early lead over Bob Appelle, Bob Foster, Rob Lehmann, Johnnie Detroit and Chris Earnhart. by the 6th heat, Al, Bob and Bob were all tied on the same lap. Bob A had the upper hand after 7 heats leading Al by half a lap and in the final heat Al ran down and passed Bob A for the lead. At the end it was Al Rutti 270.08, Bob Appelle 270.03, Bob Foster 265, Johnnie D 255, Rob Lehmann 252 and Chris Earnhart 247.08. Fastest Race Lap Al Rutti 4.700.
Can Am A Main..... Ron Hershman got out front early over Cap Henry and Eric Shirey. After two heats, Eric was in the pits with troubles while Boogieman & Rich Attee were chasing Ron and Cap. Ron pulled away as the race wore on and at the finish it was Ron Hershman Winning with 314 NTR, Cap Henry 307, Boogieman 288, Rich Attee 286 and Eric Shirey 200. Fastest Race Lap Ron Hershman 4.309.
Overall Can Am Results
HERSHMAN 314 AS
HENRY 307 AS
ATTEE 286 AS
RUTTI 270 AS
FOSTER 265 AS
JOHNNIE D 255 AS
SHIREY 200 AS
ALL STARS PODIUM HERSHMAN, HENRY, ATTEE
INVITATIONAL PODIUM BOOGIEMAN, APPELLE, LEHMANN
F1 B MAIN..... The Boogieman Jerry Wyant was on fire and ran away from the field in this race Winning with 274 followed by Rob Lehmann 266, Johnnie Detroit 258, Bob Foster 238 DNF and Chris Earnhart 231. Fastest Race Lap 4.744
F1 A Main..... Ron Hershman, Cap Henry and Eric Shirey duked it out early with Ron pulling away as the race wore on. At the end it was Ron Hershman Winning with 291 followed by Cap Henry 285, Eric Shirey 281, Al Rutti 277, Rich Attee 267 and Bob Appelle 260. Fastest Race Lap Eric Shirey 4.593.
Overall F1 Results
HERSHMAN 291 AS
HENRY 285 AS
SHIREY 281 AS
RUTTI 277 AS
ATTEE 267 AS
JOHNNIE D 258 AS
FOSTER 238 AS
ALL STAR PODIUM HERSHMAN, HENRY, SHIREY
INVITATIONAL PODIUM BOOGIEMAN, LEHMANN, APPELLE
We would like to THANK Kit and Cap Henry for hosting the race, providing lunch and a great fun time. Thanks to Chris Earnhart for race directing the A Mains and Cap Henry for overall track duties on Saturday.
THANKS to ALL who participated!!!!!