Dunn Hill 2 ready for opening day
This weekend was the final practice session for the Full Size Friday cars. As they all ready for the opening night on Friday, April 12. Opening night is being sponsored by RC Welding Supply of Monroeton. Many competitors were on hand working out the early season mechanical woes.
In the IMCA Mods, newcomers consisted of Harry (Beaver) Ely and Victor McNeal. Both drivers had last years cars making sure that all were ready for the opener. Victor is in the process of having a new car, but it is not quite ready. Along with them were Ray McClure, Brad Sites, Keith Lamphere and Eddie Sites making sure their machines were ready.
The Street Stock class found Bubba Peters, Tommy Savercool, Matt Vinson, Bobby Maynard, Dustin Maynard, Skip Benjamin and the Jensen racing team all making laps. Dustin Maynard will be behind the wheel of one of the Maynard owned cars. It will be his rookie season and he looks forward to racing with his dad. Skip Benjamin debuted this beautiful number 10G. He worked on getting the car dialed in after making several laps. Matt Vinson was also back with his sharp looking 17. He made several important laps making sure that the car was ready for next Friday.
The Jensen racing team made the 2 1/2 hour tow to gets some valuable track time. They had three brothers that took turns on the track. They made some great runs in their number 6 car, unfortunately, they probably won't race here weekly, due to the long distance they must travel.
Factory Stock are beginning to grow at DH2. Several new faces will be making their rookie start in 2013. Not they are rookies in racing, but in the division. Shane Brown who use to race in the Mini Stock division will now be in this division in his number 31. George Briegel brought back his 74B to shake it down. He found that all was ready for racing. John Palfreyman came with his 74 and found that a couple of mechanical problems. Unfortunately he could not repair them at the track. Brandon Ackely was back hoping his problems had been solved, but once again he developed a leak in the transmission. This time a small fire erupted, ending his day of practice.
In the Mini Stock division, the Belcher racing team had all three cars back for practice. Trevor's number 15 had developed some problems during last weeks practice. He made some laps and it appeared from a spectators view they were fixed. Tim Bush was there making some valuable laps in his number 79. He looked like he was ready for the opener on Friday night. Alan Blackwell was on hand with his number 4, making sure it was ready. He made several laps and made changes hoping to get it dialed in.
The popular Front Wheel Drive class, Ray Greene Jr., Cory Lewis, Howard Bailey, Troy Kinner and Brad Benjamin all made laps. Ray new car looked sharp as he worked his way around the DH2 oval. Cory Lewis brought back his Honda with a beautiful new paint scheme. He also made several valuable laps making sure all was tight and no leaks. Howard, Troy and Brad also made many laps around the track preparing for the all important opening night of racing.
It was a great day for all of the competitors to be able to get their valuable time on the track. Many rookies in all divisions in 2013 will make for some exciting racing. Each of the veterans and rookies will be looking to put their names into the Dunn Hill 2 Speedway record books. Opening night gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. sharp on Friday, April 12. Make sure you get to the hill early so you won't miss any of the action. Remember Dunn Hill 2 drivers show you "How Dirt Track Racing Is Dunn!"