Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Season Rolling Along for Lambert Racing

Mars, PA (May 16, 2012) -  Butch and the Lambert Racing #27 Team have been rolling through the early part of the season and enjoying some successes!  The weekend of 4/14 was a washout through most of the area, with Mother Nature being the only winner.  The team returned to Roaring Knob Motorsports Park on April 27th in conjunction with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, and Butch raced his way to his first heat event win of the season! This put him in the redraw for the feature event, where he was fortunate enough to draw the pole position.  The outside driver got a jump on the start, but Butch rallied back, and despite getting some bumps along the way, he came home with a 4th place finish on the night.  More importantly, his strong finish moved him up to 2nd place in the FASTRAK Northeast Tour point standings.

The third FASTRAK Northeast Tour event of the season was scheduled to take place at Dog Hollow Speedway on April 27th, but due to rain the event was postponed to May 4th.  Unfortunately, storms hit the speedway shortly after the heat race line ups were posted and the event was once again postponed, this time to June 8th.

We made our first of two visits to Eriez Speedway for the FASTRAK Northeast Tour on Sunday, May 13th.  We drew a #46 pill and started the heat event in 5th place, but Butch fell back to a 6th place finish, relegating him to running the B-main event.  He took the green in the B-main from the second starting spot and quickly jumped into the lead and went on to win the event in convincing fashion.  His win put him 22nd on the starting grid for the 25-lap feature event, but a last minute scratch from the field moved him up to 21st for the drop of the green.  Butch, methodically worked his way through the field and missed quite a few crashes in the caution-filled event.  With ten laps to go, he had worked his way into the top 10, and kept moving forward, crossing the finish line in 5th place, right alongside the 4th place finisher.  He ended up advancing 16 spots but missed capturing the Hard Charger of the Race by one spot.  His second top 5 finish in a row in a Tour Event kept him in 2nd place in the FASTRAK Northeast Tour points.

On tap for this weekend is the second annual Canadian National Championship at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, ONT Canada on Sunday, May 20th.  The team is hoping to improve on last year’s 9th place finish (without power steering) in our inaugural visit to the track.  We will follow that up with the Bill Emig Memorial Wild Card Weekend at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th.

We are looking forward to competing in as many of the FASTRAK Northeast Tour events as we can this season, and continuing to race at Sharon Speedway on our nights off from the Tour.  Our schedule for the remainder of May and all of June is listed below.

Schedule it is tentative and subject to change.
Sunday, May 20  Humberstone Speedway (Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada)

($2,000 to-win "Canadian National Championship")
Saturday, May 26  Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

($1,500 to-win "Bill Emig Memorial Wild Card Weekend" Night 1
Sunday, May 27  Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

($1,500 to-win "Bill Emig Memorial Wild Card Weekend" Night 2 plus Point Fund
Sharon Speedway - Regular Event
Friday, June 8  Dog Hollow Speedway (Strongstown, PA)
($1200 to-win)
Saturday, June 16  McKean County Raceway (East Smethport, PA)

($1,200 to-win)
Saturday, June 23  Sharon Speedway (Hartford, OH)

($2,000 to-win 2nd Annual "Gary Knollinger Memorial")

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Butch Lambert and the Lambert Racing team would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters for 2012: Bagel Bites, Fannie's Friends Pet Cremation Services,  The Victory Cafe,, Fleming Tire & Auto, Lambert Plumbing, RAM Transit Lines, Inc., Kozminski Auto Body, Alternative Power Sources, BP Construction, Smardt Equipment, Woodward, Inc.,, Mars Beer Distributor, Marburger Farms Dairy, Herr's Snacks, Afco Racing Products, Envy Suspension, LAZ Fab, Ultrashield Race Products and JNJ Motorsports Media. 

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Robyn Lambert