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Western Grand's - Pueblo Colorado

July 22, Monday practice went smoothly allowing each of the 397 competitors 2 practice rounds @ 4 minutes each. Head judge Andy Camp conducted a judging seminar for all to attend.

July 23, Tuesday qualifying began promptly at 9:30 and was completed by 8:00 pm. Many children brought an array of RC cars for the first race of the Western Grand's. Young ladies ran the tower and did the announcing, while all of the QMA/RC enthusiasts prepared their vehicles for competition. The racing was wild, fast and furious. All of these kids were having a ball!! This is what the Grand's is all about, FUN, SPORTSMANSHIP AND FRIENDLY COMPETITION.

July 24, The day began with the host club, Southern Colorado Quarter Midget Association’s official Opening Ceremonies. The driver’s marched in waving their regional and state flags as Grand's Chairperson, Lisa Kirk introduced and interviewed each group. The SCQMA vice-president, Mark Thompson spoke to the crowd and kept the program moving. A member of the Pueblo Area Chamber of Commerce gave the crowd a warm welcome to their fine city. The drivers all received hats and t-shirts from the local Lowe’s Hardware store. There were mini-sprints and a racing truck. Our national anthem was a wonderful trumpet solo presented by one of the host club members. The biggest treat was yet to come, the US Air Force had a four team fly-over that left one and all with chills. Then those words we all love to hear came from the gathered crowd “Driver’s Start Your Engines”!!

The first of 28 races began shortly after Opening Ceremonies. The driver’s of the lower feature races set the pace for all others to follow completing all 28 races. With very few cautions and excellent driving skills, the show went better than most days at a Grand National event. The team-work of all the volunteers showed what can be done when everyone works together for one common goal. The first round of racing was completed by 6:30 pm. The evening wrapped up with the days trophy presentations. The Long Haul award went to the Colangelo family from Longwood, Florida. The Pretty Car award went to Jonathan Hendricks from Indiana. The entertainment for the day was provided by the Southern Comfort band. A great way to end a great day!

July 26, Thursday, the day began with the Jr. Honda D feature, racing through the D and C features. After the feature races, the many anxious novice drivers and handlers took the track for their practice time.  Racing was completed with time for families to enjoy some of the sights that the Pueblo, Cannon City, and Colorado Springs area had to offer.

July 27, Friday, the morning began with the the driver/handler meeting followed by the Novice races. The Western Grands hosted three Jr. Novice and one Sr. Novice races. CONGRATULATIONS to all PARTICIPANTS!

 

JR. NOVICE RACE 1 –Ethan Hunter, Austin Olsen, Chad TaFoya, Davey Widney, Adam Pechman, Cameron McMechen.

JR. NOVICE RACE 2 –Shelby Williams, Austin Clark, Austin Mansfield, Michael Hilliker, Brian Ward, Bradley Duncan, Brayden Higgins.

JR. NOVICE RACE 3 –Brockton Ward, Ryley Wyers, Jordan Amerson, Kody Clegg, Kailin Neighbors, Austin Irwin, Austin Calhoun

SR. NOVICE RACE 1  --Nick Neims, Treavor Grabowski, Gregory Succomano, Brenton Ward, Priscilla Beckett.

 

After the Novice races, awards were given to these young drivers by the Regional Director Jim Fiser with helpers Jenn Mallo and Diana Pilger.

2002 WESTERN GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

JUNIOR HONDA BRETT SCOTT JR.
SENIOR HONDA DERRICK ORTEGA
HEAVY HONDA ROWAN CAREY
JUNIOR STOCK DOMENIC MELAIR
SENIOR STOCK KENNY BIRO
HEAVY STOCK MICHAEL NEWLAND
LIGHT MOD. LEVI MILLS
HEAVY MOD. JOEY EMM
LIGHT GX 160 BRENT HOUSLEY
HEAVY GX160 DAVID REINHARDT
LIGHT B MATT COVINGTON
HEAVY B JOEY EMM
LIGHT AA CHRIS EGGLESTON
HEAVY AA CAMERON DODSON
JUNIOR HALF SPENCER GATRELL

Final Grids will be posted as soon as some minor computer difficulties are resolved. Please be patient. Thank you.
 

 

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FEATURE WINNERS
JR HONDA-L AUSTIN HAWKINS
JR HONDA-K DALLAS CALHOUN
JR HONDA-J DREW MAURINO
JR HONDA-I PAUL TITCHENER
JR HONDA-H BRYCE HYLBERT
JR HONDA-G BRETT RACIS
JR HONDA-F BRETT RACIS
JR HONDA-E DOMENIC MELAIR
SR HONDA-J DANNY REY
SR HONDA-I CHRIS SAYKALLY
SR HONDA-H CHRIS SAYKALLY
SR HONDA-G C.J. SARNA
SR HONDA-F CHRIS SAYKALLY
SR HONDA-E KEVIN HARRIS
JR STOCK-E BRETT SCOTT, JR
LIGHT GX160-H JUSTIN SIREK
LIGHT GX160-G RYNO BURKE
LIGHT GX160-F CHRIS SAYKALLY
LIGHT GX160-E JONATHAN HALFORD
HEAVY GX160-I NICOLE MILLER
HEAVY GX160-H MIKE HILL
HEAVY GX160-G JONATHAN HENRY
HEAVY GX160-F KORY ABBOTT
HEAVY GX160-E RAIO MORGAN
LIGHT B-F DANIEL REED
LIGHT B-E JESSE HARPER
HEAVY B-E RYAN STILLWAGGON
LIGHT AA-E LEVI MILLS
JR HONDA-D BENJAMIN KULLOS
JR HONDA-C DEREK JANZEN
SR HONDA-D ASHLEY ELSON
SR HONDA-C RAIO MORGON
HEAVY HONDA-C KERSTIN SMUTNY
JR STOCK-D RYAN BERNAL
JR STOCK-C RYAN BERNAL
SR STOCK-C MCKENNA MELBY
LIGHT MOD-D RYAN BERNAL
LIGHT MOD-C RYAN BERNAL
LIGHT GX 160-D BRETT THOMAS
LIGHT GX 160-C JUSTIN TURBES
HEAVY GX 160-D TRENT STEPHENS
HEAVY GX160-C SAMANTHA TAYLOR
LIGHT B-D JESSE HARPER
LIGHT B-C LEVI MILLS
HEAVY B-D JOHNATHAN HENRY
HEAVY B-C MICHAEL NEWLAND
LIGHT AA-D LEVI MILLS
LIGHT AA-C TIM SKOGLUND
HEAVY AA-C RONNIE WUERDEMAN
JR HONDA-D BENJAMIN KULLOS
JR HONDA-C DEREK JANZEN
SR HONDA-D ASHLEY ELSON
SR HONDA-C RAIO MORGON
HVY HONDA-C KERSTIN SMUTNY
JR STOCK-D RYAN BERNAL
JR STOCK-C RYAN BERNAL
SR STOCK-C MCKENNA MELBY
LIGHT MOD-D RYAN BERNAL
LIGHT MOD-C RYAN BERNAL
LIGHT GX 160-D BRETT THOMAS
LIGHT GX 160-C JUSTIN TURBES
HEAVY GX 160-D TRENT STEPHENS
HEAVY GX160-C SAMANTHA TAYLOR
LIGHT B-D JESSE HARPER
LIGHT B-C LEVI MILLS
HEAVY B-D JOHNATHAN HENRY
HEAVY B-C MICHAEL NEWLAND
LIGHT AA-D LEVI MILLS
LIGHT AA-C TIM SKOGLUND
HEAVY AA-C RONNIE WUERDEMAN

B Main Feature Winners
JR HONDA KYLE REINHARDT
SR HONDA KORY ABBOTT
HVY HONDA MIKE LERCH
JR STOCK DEVON OSTHEIMER
SR STOCK KENNY BIRO
LIGHT MOD KTLE SIRIZZOTTI
LIGHT GX 160 DANIEL REED
HEAVY GX160 SAMANTHA TAYLOR
LIGHT B KENNY BIRO
HEAVY B ANTHONY HOFFMAN
LIGHT AA JONATHAN HENDRICK
HEAVY AA TYLER NUCKLES
JUNIOR HALF CHRIS SCARPA
 

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