For Immediate Release 5/2/2019
Points Race #1 Recap
By Dean Ficarro
Wagner and Deturck Sweep classes opening weekend at Reading Motorcycle Club Raceway. Jr Racers were eager to hit the track and get the 2019 season underway! Leon Wagner #127L came out ready to race in 2019, capturing wins in both Jr youth and the newly revamped Jr. ET classes. Wagner put on a stellar performance, cutting great lights, and ET times which led to a clean sweep of his classes this weekend. Leon continues to improve and will be great to watch grow this year at RMC Raceway in the youth program. Second and third in Jr youth was Michael Hines and Jaydon Hines. Congrats to Hines racing on their great finishes! Sr youth was won by Jordan Youndt who continues to be the one to beat. Followed by in second was Jordan Bartman and coming in third was Emily Baloga.
Returning this year ready to put power down was Ashley Deturck riding the 8a in the pro modified class and 8AA in the unlimited class. Ashley’s setup was on this weekend allowing her to put down a 4.293ET which she was able to back up with a 4.315 and set a new ET record in Pro Modified. Congratulations to the Deturck racing team on the new record! Ashley also bested Rich Landis on his 11x Unlimited Harley, to claim the top prize in the unlimited division. Congrats to the whole Deturck Racing Team excellent job this weekend! A resurgence in the Pro Street Overhead Cam class this year also saw a good field entered in the opening day race. We look forward to seeing them all season. Taking home the win in Pro Street Overhead cam was Mike Schneider, congrats Mike!
Harley Davidson Sportster and Pro Pushrod classes took to the track this year and they did not disappoint as usual. Taking home the win in the first ever Stock Sportster race was Tyler Glace, congratulations Tyler! He was looking good on his Sportster trying to follow in his dad’s footsteps and it looked promising. Mike Glace took home the win in Street sportster and Travis Smith took home top honors in Pro Sportster. Randy Long also continues his domination in Pro Street Pushrod, taking home the win this weekend. RMC raceway has some of the most competitive heads up Harley racing around, the racers put on a great show!
New Class this year, Little Mod also had a good bike count for the first race of the year and it was one by Colin Schick. Junior mod was won by new racer Brandon Hafler and Senior Mod was taken home by Jay Yost Jr who continues to be fast. Completing our modified division winners is AJ Baloga, AJ took home the win in super modified for race #1, congratulations AJ on your win in super mod!
Our two ET Classes had another great turn out to start the season, both Pro and Sportsman ET had great bike counts again which makes for great competition! Taking home race #1 win in Pro ET was past Pro ET champ Danny Daigle. Riding a new bike this year, Danny hopes to reclaim the top spot in Pro ET in 2019. Sportsman ET top honors were taken home by Ali Hoch, Ali is an ex Jr Racer at RMC raceway and a product of our Jr Racer Program. Ali is preparing to graduate from High school in a few months and she still has time to come to the races and take home a win! Congrats Ali, look forward to watching you race this year!
Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make the races a success this weekend! Without your efforts we would not have such a great raceway! Special Thanks to the Reading Motorcycle club for the continued support of motorcycle drag racing in SE PA. As always more info at www.RMCraceway.com or www.ReadingMC.com and on FB RMC – Motorcycle drag racing series. All announcements, rules, and information can be found here. Our next event is Points Race #2 which is slated for May 11th, come out and support your favorite racer and we will see you at the track!