2000 Frost Racing Results
Updated Mar. 27th, 2001
- Results at a glance:
|ROMCO||Fri||March 31, 2000||San Antonio Speedway, San Antonio, TX||(1/2 Mi)||125 ||12th
|Local||Sat||April 15, 2000||Sooner (Car Show and Test & Tune)||(1/2 Mi)||0||N/A
|Local||Sat||April 29, 2000||Sooner - regular||(1/2 Mi)||25 ||4th
|All Pro||Sat||May 13, 2000||Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, TN ||(3/4 Mi)||100 ||22nd
|Local||Sat||May 27, 2000||Sooner - special||(1/2 Mi)||15 ||1st
|Local||Sun||May 28, 2000||Sooner - special||(1/2 Mi)||100 ||2nd
|Local||Sat||June 10, 2000||Sooner - regular||(1/2 Mi)||25 ||2nd
|Local||Sat||July 1, 2000||Sooner - special||(1/2 Mi)||25 ||Rain Out
|Local||Sun||July 2, 2000||Sooner - special||(1/2 Mi)||100 ||Rain Out
|REMAX||Sat||July 15, 2000||I-70 Speedway, Odessa, MO ||(1/2 Mi) ||150 ||19th
|Local||Sat||Aug. 5, 2000||Sooner - regular||(1/2 Mi)||25 ||3rd
|Local||Sat||Aug. 19, 2000||Sooner - regular||(1/2 Mi)||25 ||3rd
|Local||Sat||Sept. 2, 2000||Sooner - special||(1/2 Mi)||100 ||DNF
|Local||Sat||Sept. 16, 2000||Sooner - regular||(1/2 Mi)||15 ||4th
|Local||Sat||Sept. 30, 2000||Sooner - regular||(1/2 Mi)||25 ||Canceled
September 30th, 2000 (Sooner, Altus,OK) - The last race of the season
was cancelled and since we were leading the points that makes us
the 2000 Track Champion for Sooner in the Late Model class. Thanks Dad,
Mom, Cheryl, Keith, Kevin, Doyle, Clint, Scott, Ray Fine Yamaha and
Lynn's Auto. Racing is impossible without your help. - Kris.
September 16th, 2000 (Sooner, Altus,OK) - We finished 2nd in the heat race
and 4th in the feature race by 2 feet to the same car. I was attempting a
last lap pass on the outside and came up short both times. I need a pop out
nose extension that I can trigger to extend right at the finish line. Maybe
nobody will notice. Kris.
September 2nd, 2000 (Sooner, Altus,OK) - DNF. Not much to say. The #8 piston
came apart sometime early in the 100 lap race and we were out of the race.
I don't even know my official finishing position.
August 19th, 2000 (Sooner, Altus,OK) - Good thing Sooner does not have a wall around the track except on the front straight.
Because I seem to be in the habit of running off the back straight here lately. I think I need to stop doing that. I ran
off the track in the heat race and recovered too late to get a good finish. I started on the back of the feature and was moving
up when I got inside a car that didn't see me and I ended up in the infield of turn three. After starting on the back, again, I moved
up to third place. After the race Dad found a broken intake rocker arm. Fortunately all the broke pieces stayed on top of the head
and were easily recovered.
August 5th, 2000 (Sooner, Altus,OK) - I was up to third in the feature race when I ran off the track on the back straight. The funny
thing was that Kevin was spotting the back straight for me and he completely missed me spinning down the back and disappearing
from the track. I heard him on the radio basically saying some yo-yo had spun off the track to cause a yellow. Well the yo-yo was
me. After getting back going the car was working good in the high lane and I made a last corner pass to make it back to third.
July 15th, 2000 (REMAX Challenge Series, Odessa,MO) - We were better
prepared for this race than the May 13th race at Memphis. Keith and Dad
built a fabulous motorized pit cart since the last race. It holds 4 Fuel
Jugs, Generator, Air Compressor, 2 Nitrogen Tanks, Tool Box, Pit Jack, and
much more. We nicknamed it "Sputnik" because when it was being built it
kind of looked like a Russian space ship with stuff hanging off and protruding
in different directions. It doesn't really look like that now, but the
name stuck. The new pit cart really helped with loading/unloading and
preparing the pit stall. On race day we didn't have to worry about qualifying
only 25 cars were on hand and the race was to start 26. Inspection and
practice both went smooth. The race started out good but around lap 70
I started to get too hot in the car and my thinking seemed to slow down.
I pulled in the pits at lap eighty and hoped to cool off enough to re-enter
the race later, but I never did feel well enough to continue the race.
I ended up in 19th place.
Two things I need to do: Get in better shape, Get myself through the corners
faster. The crew (Dad, Keith, Kevin, and Cheryl) all did their jobs
flawlessly and overall we did better than we did at Memphis. Improvements
were made and should continue with more experience.
June 10th, 2000 (Sooner, Altus,OK) - We had a last lap pass/bump for the lead erased
by a yellow and ended up in 2nd place in the feature race. The car was
pushing bad all night long. We changed it for the feature and it was better,
but not good enough for my taste. We will try again on July 1st.
May 27-28th, 2000 (Sooner, Altus,OK) - We finished in 1st place in our
qualifying race Saturday night which meant a front row inside starting
position for Sunday's 100 lap race. In the 100 lapper John Silverthorne
got around me sometime near the beginning of the race. I got him back when
he had trouble with a lapper. I was leading somewhere near the half way
break when I smacked a lapper with the right front and bent the suspension.
From then on I had to hang on to a squirrelly car and ended up in 2nd
place. The crew did a good job at the half way break changing the right
front tire, filling the fuel tank and cleaning the window. Thanks Cheryl,
Clint, Dad, Danna, Doyle, Keith, Kevin, Matthew, Michael, and Mom.
May 13th, 2000 (Slim Jim All Pro, Memphis,TN) - Boy what a learning
experience! Since this was the first time at a race this big, I didn't know
what to expect. On Friday a.k.a. "practice day", during the tech inspection
on we found out that the fuel cell bladder, and some other minor items needed
to be changed. So Kevin took off running around the track infield to get the
parts we needed while I was attending the rookie drivers meeting. But even
though Dad and Keith were working feverishly we still missed part of the first
practice session. However we did make the start of the second practice
session and was getting better each lap until the oil to water heat exchanger
busted and forced oil into the radiator. My advice is "Don't buy a Griffin
Radiator"! So once again Kevin was off and running to find more stuff - cheap
oil and more oil filters to use for cleaning out the system. The only
difference this time, he had to leave the track to find a parts store and
get back before the officials closed the pit entrance. Dad and Keith got
the radiator changed and flushed the oil and water system just in time to be
the last car to qualify even though the NASCAR officials had said we could
start the race scratch if we couldn't fix the car in time. So with our
sticker tires on I set out to make a good qualifying time. However, my
qualifying time was not as good as my last practice time, but we did find out
that the motor was not ruined. On race day I could never get myself up to
speed and decided to park the car about halfway through the race before
potentially hurting the motor or car. My finishing position was 22nd.
We learned a few things to do differently so next time things will go much
smoother. One of the main changes we need to make is to take a couple of
extra people along just to help push the car! We continually had to move
the car from here to there - and the infield of a 3/4 mile track is pretty
big. We also need to find safer lawn chairs. Both Dad and Mom had scuffles
with "People-Eating" lawn chairs. My hat is off to the NASCAR officials.
They treated us super nice and even helped push the car to the starting
April 29th, 2000 (Sooner, Altus,OK) - 2nd place in the Heat race. The car was a little loose.
We lowered the rear panhard bar and the car was the best it ever has been for the Feature race. The
motor was also stronger than ever. I started on the back and got to 4th place in the feature. Should have
been better but I took to long to pass a couple of cars. Next time.
March 31st, 2000 (ROMCO, San Antonio,TX) - We re-baselined the car this
winter and it helped. The car felt more stable, but a push developed after
the tires got hot. We tried to correct this during practice, but did not
make a big enough change. I hung on and finished the race in 12th place.
I also want to thank Clint and his Mom and Dad for helping at the track and
storing the car in their garage overnight. See the
ROMCO results at
the ROMCO Racing web page.
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