Lucas Oil Raceway

WALTERS DOUBLES UP AT ORP DURING TWO DAYS OF RACING

 
Walters following the race on Saturday. (www.davegansert.com)

Tim Walters of Indianapolis was a double threat during the weekend  as he won on both Saturday and Sunday at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.  Walters won the Automotion Racecars Pro Class in the VP Fuels E. T. Bracket Series on April 21st and 22nd.

“It was pretty nice to go out and win both the second and third race of the season,” said Walters following the race.  “I didn’t have a lot of confidence going into the weekend but things went my way and worked out.”

On Saturday Walters got the jump on Marion Stephenson with a reaction time of .031 to Stephenson’s .043 and was able to hold on to the win with a pass of 7.319 seconds at 91.92mph to losing run of 6.679 seconds at 99.41mph.  On Sunday Walters was able to defeat Shawn Feece when Feece red-lit at the start of the race.  Walters went on to make a pass of 7.333 seconds at 92.34 mph.

Also during the weekend there are rounds that racers are worried the most about and for Walters it was all in the family.

“My toughest round on Saturday was up against my cousin Chris Walters and my toughest round on Sunday was against my other cousin Keith,” said Walters.  It seems like I always have the toughest time racing when I’m up against my family.”

Walters also won the United Construction Best Pro 8 race on Saturday night.

 
Walters racing to victory at ORP. (www.davegansert.com)
The VP Fuels E. T. Bracket Racing Series returns to ORP this weekend for two more days of bracket racing on Saturday and Sunday.  Walters is confident going into the weekend but doesn’t necessarily expect the same results.

“I hope to do good this weekend but I can’t imagine of having a weekend again like that one,” Walters joked.

“Tim is the defending ORP Automotion Racecars Pro Series champion and it is no wonder how strong he is racing this year as well,” stated Mike Myslinski, director of operations at ORP.  “This weekend featured another two days of great racing with over 450 cars on track and exciting races on both days.”

On Saturday the Joe Barszcz Racecraft Super Pro, Automotion Racecars Pro, Rightway Automotive Sportsman, Vance and Hines Super Pro Bike and ORP Junior Dragsters were contested during the course of the day.  Walters won the Automotion Racecars Pro Class; Shorty Rader won the Joe Barszcz Racecraft Super Pro; Joey Shipp won the Rightway Automotive Sportsman Class; Harry Suiters Jr., won the Vance and Hines Super Pro Bike Class; and Austin Carter won the ORP Jr. Dragster category.  Jason Bradley won both the Brickers Pub best Reaction Time Award with a perfect .000 light.  The MPH Best Package went to Danny Stout with a reaction time of .000, a dial in of .007 a run of 6.076 seconds with a total package of .006.  Craig Richardson won the jackpot race during the evening.

On Sunday the same classes were competed as well.  Tim Mitchell won the Joe Barszcz Super Pro class; Walters won the Automotion Racecars Pro Class; Greg Hicks won the Rightway Automotive Sportsman Class; Brett Engle won the Vance and Hines Super Pro Bike Class; and Sparky Inman won the ORP Jr. Dragster category.  Mike Bandy was quick on his feet as he won the Brickers Pub best Reaction Time award with a perfect .000 light.  And Harry Van De Voorde won the MPH Best Package award with a reaction time of .000, a 4.94 dial in and a pass of 4.943 for a package of .003.

O'REILLY RACEWAY PARK AT INDIANAPOLIS

Clermont, Ind. (April 21)

Joe Barszcz Racecraft Super Pro

W: Shorty Rader ('02 Racecraft) - 5.032, 136.32.

R/U: Tony Virgilia ('06 Spitzer) - 4.780, 142.24.

 

Automotion Racecars Pro

W: Tim Walters ('79 Chevy) - 7.319, 91.92.

R/U: Marion Stephenson ('88 Olds) - 6.679, 99.41.

 

Rightway Automotive Sportsman

W: Joey Shipp ('68 Camaro) - 12.059, 109.50.

R/U: Randy Dobbs ('64 Nova) - 12.890, 103.41.

 

Vance and Hines Super Pro Bike

W: Harry Suiters Jr ('02 Suzuki) - 9.241, 154.26.

R/U: Kirk Knisely ('90 Suzuki) - foul.

 

O’REILLY RACEWAY PARK AT INDIANAPOLIS

Clermont, Ind. (April 22)

Joe Barszcz Racecraft Super Pro

W: Tim Mitchell ('72 Pontiac) - 6.761, 99.33.

R/U: Jim Ulrey ('95 Dragster) - 5.042, 136.32.

 

Automotion Racecars Pro

W: Tim Walters ('79 Chevy) - 7.333, 92.34.

R/U: Shawn Feece ('67 Chevy) - 6.532, 104.01.

 

Rightway Automotive Sportsman

W: Greg Hicks ('96 Chevell) - 12.640, 103.51.

R/U: Nick Finney ('90 Camaro) - 12.973, 105.16.

 

Vance and Hines Super Pro Bike

W: Brett Engle ('07 Kawaski) - 8.147, 158.86.

R/U: John Dugan ('84 Kawaski) - foul.

 

ORP Junior Dragster

W: Sparky Inman ('03 Halfscale) - 7.896, 54.28.

R/U: Cody Nott ('91) - foul.

 



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