Western Canada’s very popular Rocky Mountain Nostalgia FC circuit opened for season business at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway….
Even though the car count wasn’t huge for season race #1 — a mixture of regular racers, Cal Tebb, Joey Steckler, Shane Reykdal, Jimmy Fersch, and Norm Kolwich welcomed new members Ron Stennes in the Chevy II/Nova (he bought from the Sekuras), and Richard Morrison in the Firebird (he bought from Hodgsons)
After voting last year to run a soft 6.90 index (closest to index on either side of the number) then finding that the timing systems couldn’t show the winner properly on the score boards, the guys agreed to make a slight change for this year. Qualifying is based on a soft index (closest to 6.90 on either side of the number) however eliminations are on a hard index. (closest to 6.90 on the safe side of the number) This way the score board could show the winner correctly.
The weather was beautiful for the beginning of May in Edmonton, highs of about 15 C both days. Track conditions good as they always are in Edmonton, and the competition close as always. The first pair of cars down the track on Saturday were Cal and Jimmy, Cal runs 6.881 to Jimmy’s 6.935, Jimmy broke on the run (engine) and had to spectate for the rest of the weekend. Next pair up was Shane and Joey, Shane runs a 6.882 to Joey’s 7.01, WOW, what a start to the 2015 season.
The second qualifier was all Shane, running another stellar run at 6.912. The final was set for day one of racing action, #1 Shane #2 Cal, would meet again in the final, they always have great battles. Cal was off first with his .022 light and Shane wasn’t far behind, and caught up really fast. The side by side action didn’t last long as Shane’s car broke (rear end), Cal went on to run 6.93 for the first win of the year. Shane was able to borrow parts so he could return to action again on Sunday. The Good Vibrations quick reaction time award went to Cal Tebb for his .001 light in round one.
Sunday was a whole different day, Norm kolwich had missed the races on Saturday, and had no test passes on his car in 2015. That didn’t stop him from qualifying #1 with his great 6.895. #2 qualifier was Joey with his awesome 6.88 in round two of qualifying. That set up the final for Sunday, it was bound to be another close race. It started out great with two smoky burnouts, pre stage, stage, Norm leaves before the tree is activated and puts and end to his race day. Joey runs it out the back door with another awesome run of 6.891 for his first win of 2015. The Good Vibrations quick reaction time award goes to Shane Reykdal with his .016 light in round two.
Winner of the MT, Trail Tire award for highest total points on the weekend was Cal Tebb.
POINTS AFTER SEASON RACE #1
Cal Tebb 90
Shane Reykdal 85
Joey Steckler 80
Norm Kolwich 50
Ron Stennes 50
Jimmy Fersch 20
Posted by : RMNFC
DragRaceCanada file photos by: Bruce Biegler