Saturday was the first Byron Speedway, She Speed Ladies-Only Event. I had some questions for Byron General Manager Randy Simpson.
The event that precipitated this event was the cancellation of the Car Chix Ladies Only race on August 15th due to Covid-19. In the She Speed event, there were two classes, Pro and Street. Pro was divided in to Box/No Box classes.
In the Street Class, after four rounds of eliminations it was Darcy Ancel, Morris, II., against Byron, Illinois' Kristin Vincent. Darcy had the better light and drove closer to her D/I to take the win (.130/16.55/16.562) over Kristin (.168/13.81/13.846).
The Pro Class ran its rounds of Box/No Box eliminations. At the end of each sub-class:
In Box, the winner was Chelsey Simpson and in N0-Box, it was Jurnee Bennett from Neenah, Wi.
Chelsey and Jurnee then faced off for the overall Pro Class winner. Chelsey left with a great light of .040 and then ran a 6.685 to break out, however, Jurnee went red by -.001! This gave the win to Chelsey.
The Super Pro race, like the She Speed Pro class, was divided in Box and No-Box. There was some great racing and both sub-classes went six elimination rounds to get to the final. In the No-Box class, it was Rockford's Ray Smith against Byron's Jeff Billeter. Ray cut a great .001 light and ran a 6.301 on a 6.29 D/I to take the win after Jeff had -.309 redlight. I can only think something happened to Jeff's car because throughout the eliminations he cutting down the tree
The Finals for Box was one of the best races of the day. It put TJ Trench, Alsip, against Orland Park's John Schober. John had a R/T of .005 to TJ's .021. TJ ran a 4,791 E/T on a 4.79 D/I to John's 4.999 E/T on 5.00 DI. John broke out by .001 to give the win to TJ.
In the Super Pro faceoff between TJ Trench and Ray Smith, it was TJ taking the win, .016/4.78/4.791 to Ray's .035/6.29/6.302.
In the High Stakes (Gamblers), it was Grant Park's John Haut taking the win.
In between the racing, there was a Test & Tune. Two of the more interesting cars were the Plymouth Barracuda of Launching Larry and Steve Malek's Pro Mod Plymouth Road Runner Super Bird.
There was also another Junior Drag Racer licensing Saturday. It was Olivia Kreyer, age 11, of Beloit, Wi.
...and come Sunday, there will be a complete Bracket Race with all the bracket racers racing against each other to win this King of the Track Wally
Here is a little video from today's action.