It has been a busy month of August for Butch and the Lambert Racing Team. We kicked off the month with a trip to the famed Eldora Speedway (OH) for a FASTRAK National Event. Although we were disappointed to not make the feature event, winning the Non-Qualifiers race was the highlight of the weekend. Standing in Victory Lane at Eldora is not something any of us are soon to forget.
The team has struggled at Tri-City Speedway (PA) as of late, breaking an axle on August 2nd, finishing 14th on August 16th, and putting in a solid 7th place finish last Sunday, August 23rd. With one point race remaining, Butch sits in 8th place in the standings, despite have to sit out a night earlier in the year.
The FASTRAK Northeast Tour is in full swing and we visited Elkins Motor Speedway (WV) for the first time ever on August 8th where Butch won his heat event and put on a fantastic show for the fans in a battle for 2nd place in the feature event. He ended up taking the checkered in 3rd place, but it was a great race. We were to return to Elkins on August 21st, but that event was cancelled by rain. On August 22nd we returned to Tyler County Speedway (WV) where the team rallied to start the feature in 22nd place and finish a respectable 14th. The next FASTRAK Tour event is at Tri-City Speedway over Labor Day weekend. Butch has competed in 9 out of 11 Tour races so far this season and is currently in 10th place in the points standings with four Tour events remaining.
After Elkins was rained out on August 21st, we decided to race at Dog Hollow Speedway (OH) where Butch picked up the heat race win and finished 6th in the feature.
This weekend will find us at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, August 29th for "Meet Your Hero's Night". It is also $10 Family Night so come out and enjoy at night at the races! Sunday will be the last regular event at Tri-City Speedway for the 2009 season. We are hoping to have a good run before the big FASTRAK Northeast Tour event there next weekend.
Until next time...
Butch Lambert and the Lambert Racing team would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters for 2009: Bagel Bites, Austin's A1 Bleach, Fannie's Friends Pet Cremation Services, Fleming Tire & Auto, Lambert Plumbing, RAM Transit Lines, Inc., Kozminski Auto Body, BP Construction, Harmony's Angel Candle Co., Smardt Equipment, Woodward, Inc., Flinner Signs & Decals, C&D Embroidery, Mars Beer Distributor, Marburger Farms Dairy, Hotsy, B&E Mini Mart and Fleming Design Services.