Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mars, PA (4-28-11) Butch and the Lambert Racing Team are geared up for the 2011 season to get underway. An unseasonably cold and rainy spring has lead to a multitude of cancellations, only allowing us to get one race in so far in the month of April. The maiden voyage for our new 2007 Rocket Chassis took place on Saturday, April 9th at Sharon Speedway, where Butch turned in a disappointing 16th place finish. We went on to discover an issue with the gearing in the new car, and had to purchase all new quick-change gears for the rear end. Although it was not the finish that we had hoped for, it was a good shake down for the new car, and a good opportunity for Butch to get some seat time in the new car. The first scheduled FASTRAK Northeast Tour Race at Tyler County Speedway was cancelled twice due to rain and will likely not be rescheduled.
As long as the local weather forecasters are right, the season will kick-off in full swing this weekend. This Friday night, April 29th, Butch will return to one of this favorite tracks, Lernerville Speedway, where he will compete in the Pro-Late Model (Crate) division. The All-Star Late Models and E-mods will also be competing. On Saturday, April 30th, the FASTRAK Northeast Tour will begin at Roaring Knob Speedway in Markleysburg, PA in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Super Late Models. With no FASTRAK Northeast Tour races scheduled, the following weekend will be an off-weekend for the team, as Butch and Robyn work to move into their new house. We will be right back at it on Saturday, May 14th as the Tour heads to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, WV.
The team will help make FASTRAK history on Sunday, May 22nd as we journey to Humberstone Speedway in Port Colbourne, Ontario, Canada for the first ever international FASTRAK event as part of the FASTRAK Northeast Tour. Sharon Speedway will host the next FASTRAK Northeast Tour event on Saturday, May 28th. It is a much anticipated event, as it is an American Cancer Society, Cancer Benefit Night. You can help support Butch as he races in memory of his late father-in-law, former racer, Bob “Clutch” Kennedy. Sponsorships for the night are only $10 and all monies raised go to the American Cancer Society. In an effort to raise even more money for this great cause, Lambert Racing has teamed up with KAR Fab and to raffle off a custom-made late model wagon – just like the one Butch’s daughter, Madison rides in. The wagon itself has been generously donated by the Kennedy Family. We are working to also fill the wagon with prizes and would gladly take any donations in exchange for logo placement on the wagon.

Please contact Robyn (724-272-2153) for more info.
We will end the month of May at Lernerville Speedway for the first ever FASTRAK sanctioned event there. This special FASTRAK Northeast Tour event will be run with the nationally known USAC Sprints. More information about FASTRAK Northeast and the 2011 Tour can be found at their website FASTRAK Northeast.

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Butch Lambert and the Lambert Racing team would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters for 2011: 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, Smardt Equipment, Woodward, Inc.,, Mars Beer Distributor, Marburger Farms Dairy, Hotsy, B&E Mini Mart, Herr's Snacks, Afco Racing Products, Epic Action Video Cameras, KAR Fab, Ultrashield Race Products and JNJ Motorsports Media.