Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lambert Closes Out May With Strong Finishes

Mars, PA (6-3-10) After some disappointing finishes at the beginning of the month and a whole lot of rain-outs, Butch Lambert & the Lambert Racing Team has put up a string of strong finishes to end the month of May. On Saturday, May 8th, we were scheduled to race at Mercer Raceway Park, but they once again succumbed to Mother Nature. Fortunately, they canceled early enough for the team to make the trip to Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. We dodged the rain most of the night and Butch put in a solid run, coming from 17th to 7th at the finish. We made our first visit to Tri-City Speedway on Sunday, May 9th and after charging from an 8th place starting spot in the heat, to a 4th place finish, Butch sat on the outside pole for the start of the feature. Unfortunately, he didn’t stay there long. The car kept bottoming out on the rough surface sending to towards the wall on three separate occasions. Butch was able to hang on and finish 6th.

On Friday, May 14th Butch filled in driving the J19 Sportsman Car at Lernerville Speedway for the vacationing Jason Fosnaught. Although he had never driven the car, and had not been in a Sportsman car in over 3 years, he did a fantastic job of coming home in 2nd place in both the heat and feature events. The Lambert Racing team returned to Tyler County Speedway on Saturday, May 15th for the rained out FASTRAK Northeast Tour race from May 1st. Butch took the green from the 20th starting position, but could only manage to advance to a 15th place finish. We stuck around and competed in the regularly scheduled FASTRAK weekly event at Tyler County. Butch qualified to start 15th in the 18 car field, but for some reason lined up 17th at the start. He patiently worked his way through the race and ended up with an 11th place finish, just shy of 10th. On Sunday, May 16th, we got up early and put a new body on the car to participate in the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club’s “Motorsports Day” at Kennywood Park. The Club had a great turnout of cars on display throughout the Park and we were happy to be a part of the day.
On display at Kennywood Park – 5-16-2010

Mercer Raceway Park once again lost to Mother Nature on Saturday, May 22nd. We returned to Tri-City Speedway on May 23rd and participated in the FASTRAK Driver’s Meet & Greet with the Fans on the front stretch of the race track. Many thanks for Herr’s Potato Chips for providing us with a very popular giveaway to the fans. After struggling in the heat event, Butch was on a mission in the feature event, charging from his 15th place starting spot to a 4th place finish at the checkers!

FASTRAK Meet & Greet at Tri-City Speedway

We closed out the month of May at Sharon Speedway for the first of three FASTRAK Northeast Tour events to be held there in 2010. Our bad luck with pill-draws has continued and Butch started the heat event in 5th place, but quickly charged to a 3rd place finish, earning a spot in the coveted top 12 re-draw for the feature event. Surprisingly, Butch drew the 4th place starting spot for the feature event. At the drop of the green, he jumped into 3rd place. He survived challenges from Mike Pegher Jr & Gary Knollinger but was able to race back passed them each time to maintain his 3rd place standing. He was starting to reel in the 2nd place car at the end of the event and crossed the finish line in 3rd! The winner was disqualified in post-race inspection, moving Butch up to 2nd place finish – his best of the season so far! Butch is currently sitting in 6th place in the FASTRAK Northeast Championship Points and 33rd in the FASTRAK National Weekly Points standings.

May was a busy month for Butch & the Lambert Racing Team, but the season is just starting to heat up with lots of action in the coming weeks!

On Friday, June 4th we will return to Lernerville Speedway to compete with the Pro Crate Late Models. Hopefully we will be able to improve on our 5th place finish from April. Saturday, June 5th will find us at Mercer Raceway Park for a regular scheduled weekly event. The following week we will return to Mercer for Lambert Racing/Bagel Bites night on June 12th! Be sure to join us if you can! We will follow that up with a regular event at Tri-City Speedway on Sunday, June 13th. The following three events will be FASTRAK Northeast Tour races at McKean County Raceway on Saturday, June 19th, Central PA Speedway on Sunday, June 20th, and Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex on Saturday, June 26. We will return to regular weekly action at Tri-City Speedway on Sunday, June 27th. We will round out June at Expo Speedway in Cortland, OH, as part of the Trumbull County Fair on Wednesday, June 30th for a FASTRAK Northeast Tour race.

We have been using our Epic Action Wide In-Car Camera and have posted the videos to YouTube and our Facebook Fan page! Be sure to check it out! We are still working to give our website a refresh for 2010. Don’t forget to “Become a Fan” on Facebook (Butch Lambert Racing), where we have up to the minute race results, schedule changes, news and contests.

Butch Lambert and the Lambert Racing team would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters for 2010: 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, Mars Beer Distributor, Marburger Farms Dairy, Hotsy, B&E Mini Mart, Herr's Potato Chips, Epic Action Video Cameras, Ultrashield Race Products and Fleming Design Services.