Strong run at Caraway with a 4th place Semi-Pro Division finish April 14, 2012

There was a lot of competition at Caraway last Saturday, 4/14. Nineteen cars total with many of the top division point leaders.

Justin continued to increase his speed and ran his fastest qualifying time so far. With all of these experienced drivers in attendance, Justin started 9th even after taking two tenths off his time from last week.

The Legend car drivers were very impressive running a very clean race with only one late caution. Justin finished 9th overall and was 4th out of the Semi-Pro entries.

The next race will be May 12 in North Carolina before getting ready to start the season here in Pennsylvania at Lake Erie Speedway.

It has been a great start to Justin’s first season racing the Legend car. Justin is very thankful for the opportunity he has to pursue his passion to race.

Caution free race at Caraway with #99 finishing 2nd in Semi-Pro April 7, 2012

Great racing at Caraway Speedway on Saturday night. The drivers went 25 laps of green-flag racing.

Justin in the #99 ran his best qualifying time so far of 19.61 and started the race in the third position. Hitting speeds of over 95 mph, Justin came away with a 6th place finish and a 2nd place finish out of the Semi-Pro entries.

Thanks goes out to everyone at Dan Snyder Racing. Justin will be back in North Carolina next Saturday at Caraway Speedway.

Fun weekend of racing in North Carolina March 31 & April 1, 2012

Saturday Justin and the DSR team headed to Caraway Speedway. After two good practice sessions, Justin qualified 7th with a time of 19.89 seconds. At the end of the 25-lap feature race, Justin was 12th out of 19 and finished 3rd out of the Semi-Pro entries.

Justin headed to Rockingham on Sunday for the Spring Fling Series. The first race was the make-up from last weekend. Justin came away with a 4th place finish.

After practice runs and a Heat race, Justin started the feature in the third position. After the first caution, Justin was involved in an incident during the single-file restart where the first four cars hit into each other. Hated to see that happen for all drivers involved. Once the feature race got back under way, Justin finished in the 3rd position.

Overall, a great weekend of racing for Justin in the #99. Will be ready to race at Caraway Speedway again on Saturday.

One 4-letter word sums up this weekend — RAIN March 24 – 25, 2012

Racing at South Boston Speedway on Saturday was canceled due to weather. Their make-up date has yet to be determined.

Racing at Caraway Speedway for Sunday was also postponed due to weather. We will travel back down to NC next weekend to run Caraway on Saturday, 3/31.

The sun did come out for awhile on Saturday afternoon but other race tracks in the area were also forced to cancel due to heavy rains coming in on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, we traveled a little further east to Rockingham hoping to get away from the rain. Justin was able to get two practice sessions in and ran his first qualifying laps.

While the Semi-Pro division was on the track for the feature, the rain started and it continually got worse with heavy rain and lightning. The race was stopped early and has been re-scheduled for next Sunday.

Justin will head down south again next weekend for racing on Saturday and double races on Sunday. Hoping for some sunshine.

Photos have been added to the photo page. Be sure to look at the video page for a video of Justin’s first qualifying session as well as the video from the feature in the rain before they ended the race early.

Justin’s first time racing the Legend Car during Winter Heat @ Charlotte Motor Speedway

The last weekend of the Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway started out with a fast practice day on Friday. Saturday saw the #99 come away with a 4th place finish. The videos from the Heat and Feature Races are on the Video Page.

Sunday Justin started on the outside of the first row. #99 led three laps of the Heat race, was turned off course on the last lap and ended up finishing 3rd.

Justin had a great start in the Feature Race and was running 5th. It was the last race of the series and everyone was racing hard. #99 and #87 ended up coming into a turn side by side and neither made it out. They were both able to continue but Justin was now further back in the pack. A full course caution caused a single-file restart. At this point #99 was running in the 6th position. Justin was slammed from behind so hard as to knock the rear bumper off the car. The rule is a car cannot continue without a rear bumper and Justin had to come off the course. #99 ended up with a 10th place finish.

Overall, the Winter Heat series was a lot of fun and Justin gained so much experience in the car.

Justin finished 4th place overall in the final points standings out of 20 cars in the Semi-Pro Division of the 2012 Winter Heat Series. This is a tremendous accomplishment for this being Justin’s first time ever racing a Legend car, first time running on asphalt and first time racing on a road course.

It was a great time working with Dan Snyder Racing who provided Justin with the car setup and help at the track.

Justin will begin racing his #99 Legend car on ovals in March.