The Dirt Grands are done.I would like to thank Lenny Sammons for
everything he and Area Auto Racing News have done for QMA and
especially for Region Two. Lenny was our Grand Marshall for the
Dirt Grands. I would like to thank the Hagerstown members for all
their hard work throughout the week. Their time and dedication to
QMA is greatly appreciated. Dave Young, did a great job as Race
Director along with your assistants, Steve Chopko and Terry Abbott.
I would like to thank all Region Two members for all their hard
work. Everyone pitched in and helped out. The NBOD, Kim Kendall,
Steve Chopko, Glen Lewis, and Patty Abbott were all there to help
out and did whatever it took to make it happen, along with Region
13 Regional Director Curt Sullivant. .I would like to thank my
Region Two Officers, Bob Burgess, Safety, Kim Kendall, Secretary,
Glen Lewis, Tech and Kevin Forrester, Publicity, you all pitched in
and did a great job. Those Region 2 Shirts and Hats were awesome. I
would like to thank all the scorers as well as Marla and Maureen
from Region 13, they did a great job as Head Scorers and Publicity.
The Tech Committee, Wes, Glen, Jerry, Jim, Dave, George, and Garry,
and all the others that were involved you did a fantastic job. Also
a big thank you goes to Lisa for doing the Scales, she did a great
job. I would like to thank Nicole Barzee along with Bud Hoffman and
all the assistant flaggers who worked with her, you all did a great
job and kept the drivers in line. I would like to thank all the
ladies and gentlemen that came up in the tower to judge, especially
Patty Abbott and Mark Tobey for filling in for me as Head Judge,
It's not an easy job, but you did it, and I appreciate all your
I would also like to congratulate all the drivers and especially
Region Two drivers, you all did a great job, we are all proud of
you and proud to be part of Region Two QMA.
Region Two Director
Welcome Grand Marshal, Lenny Sammons,
Area Auto Racing News.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR A-MAIN DRIVERS!!
Race Director Dave Young and Flagger Nicole Barzee
after a hard day on the Dirt.
Being a member of QMA is something we all choose to be. With that
membership comes responsibilities. We have a code of conduct to
live up to. We have a rule book to keep an even playing field. We
have several other procedure books to keep consistency throughout
all the regions. One of the most important responsibilities we have
is to give back. It takes so many people to pitch in and help to
keep a program moving especially at a Grands. Please take the time
to corner, judge, fuel, score, pit steward or anywhere else that is
requested. It really is unfair that so few are doing the majority
of the work so your child can race. They have drivers and families
too that they would like to spend time with. If they are doing a
majority of the work, they don’t get much down time to do this.
Think about it the next we have to hold up a race 15 minutes asking
PRETTY CAR/PRETTY CREW winners
Congratulations to first place winner, Lucas Shidler.
Second place went to Matthew Barndt.
TRUE GRIT (Friday)
Our drivers ran 27 races yesterday and did a fantastic job. Nicole
Barzee is the DIRT Grands flagperson. She has been awesome all
week. Nicole is a retired quartermidget driver this adds to her
knowledge and talent as a great flagger. She has been getting these
drivers lined-up with no problems to help the program to continue
running so smoothly. Thanks also goes to Jane Anne, Bud, Marty, and
Jeremy for helping Nicole out with a break every now and then.
Today’s program will begin with the Novice program. We can all
appreciate and support our future driver’s of QMA. Take time to be
there and encourage them in their races. We will then continue with
race #53, Jr. Honda C-Main. Our goal today is to get through the
B-Mains. That’s 32 races that we need to run. Please be prepared
when it’s your turn to race. We need our cornermen and judges in
place ASAP. When we have to ask more than once for volunteers, it
slows the program for all of us. Please do your part to support us.
Thanks to all of you who have helped out over and over. We
appreciate your dedication.
A special THANK YOU to all the people who have come up to the tower
to help with scoring. We couldn’t do it without you. You are the
Michelle Barzee would like to Thank her regional board Kevin
Forrester, Glen Lewis, Kim Kendall, and Bob Burgess for their help
all year. If anyone would like region 2 souvenirs stop by the
Just a Reminder
Handlers remind your drivers that are re-entering the track for a
restart, they need to fall to the back of the pack and not gain an
advantage or can risk possibly being DQ’d.
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