Recap: Sunset Speedway 6/10/2023 – Sunset Speedway

Chaos.

Ordered a new birdcage that finally came in Friday. Been running some cages from 2004-06 that don’t even use bearings and had the car way off measurements and was ruining expensive stuff, so we decided it’d be a fun time to change it and try to make it happen for Saturday to test before some big races coming up in the next couple months.

Started the heat race race 4th, finished 2nd. Car turned very nicely but had no drive so back on the stands it went to make more adjustments.

For the main, the car was much better but still lacked some of the drive we had before with the old birdcage, but didn’t break those important parts!

Started 6th and the race was just a cluster fuck. Entire field got caught up in chaos on a restart which got us up to 3rd but got out of rhythm and bent some shit on the RF after being driven into the wall on the following start. Luckily the rim had just enough to hold air for the remainder of the race and we finished 6th.

As we’ve said many times this year, the group we race with each and every week is amazing to race against. We just lost some brain cells last night apparently. You would have thought our race was for $2,500. Fortunately, our damage is minor so far. Others definitely didn’t fare so well.

FINALLY have a week off which will help us tremendously and catch up on things.

Thanks to all who support us. Big thanks to my mom who’s here visiting and helping out. Also thanks to Jeremy Means for the like contest and comping our entry.

Lastly, yuge thank you to my wife for everything she does. She has now put up with me for 12 years, 7 of em married today. Happy Anniversary, Alanna Day-Wood!!

Sunset Speedway Track Points

(points through 6/10)

RankDriverPoints
1Craig Cassell238
2Matt Jenner217
3David Day201
4Kristi Somers195
5Jacob Walters183
6Trevor LaBarge177
7Donald Jenner166
8Carter Patterson148
9Dan Sheller143
10Mike Sweere130
11Todd Newton113
12John Gaynor100
13Greg Walters96
14Stephen Kaptur93
15Kenny Miller71
16Bradley Martin39
17Tyson Blood38
18Aaron Elwess37
19Robert Jenner34
20Paul Culp32

IMCA State Points – Oregon

(points through 6/10)

RankDriverPoints
1Carter Patterson323
2Craig Cassell276
3Paul Culp272
4Mike Sweere230
5Matt Jenner217
6Trevor LaBarge207
7Dan Sheller206
8David Day201
9Kristi Somers195
10Jacob Walters183
11Albert Gill179
12Kenny Miller167
13Donald Jenner166
14John Player159
15Grey Ferrando158
16James Anderson155
17Jake Mayden152
18Jeffrey Hudson145
19Curtis Towns142
19Ryan Peery142

Recap: Sunset Speedway 6/3/2023 – Fan Appreciation Night

Heat race went well, was able to hold off Matt Jenner and Craig Cassell for the win.

Had a blast on the front stretch meeting a bunch of awesome fans that are rooting for us every week. Fan appreciation night is definitely one of the best nights of the year, hands down. I sure enjoyed them as a kid, so giving back where we are now feels pretty good.

The main event went well but broke our RR chain off midway through which explains why the handle was so far off towards the end. Ended up finishing 4th which is our best for the year so far. Hell yea brother!

We will be back this Saturday before finally getting a week off to regroup before some big races to finish off the year.

Yuge thanks to everyone the supports us and helps out week in and week out. It does not go unnoticed. See you all this weekend!

May 13th, 2023 IMCA Modified @ Sunset Speedway

Race Recap! 🫠 (And a pretty big thank you post to start off the season.)

We unloaded with the same setup we ran a couple years ago, and boy was that a mistake.

Started 4th in the heat and finished last after not being able to get the car to turn at all. This put us last to start the A-main.

Went out starting 17th with some changes and gained 10 spots to finish 7th after an absolute glorious race after halfway with Matt Jenner. I felt like I could run top 5 easily but couldn’t figure it out between cautions and the end. The speed is there, driver just has to figure some things out.

We unloaded everything this morning and got the car cleaned up and fixed our issues (hopefully) for this next weekend.

Yuge thanks to everyone that gets this car to the track. It sucks to have missed so much time over the years racing, but catching up in life is starting to pay off. Thanks to Jeremy Means and the Sunset Speedway staff for adding us to this weekend, it was a blast. Not sure how I feel about other added days, but we’ll figure out a way to make it. 🤣

Shoutout to my brother Bryan Day and Amanda McCullough for deciding to come out last minute to support us. Without him there, I would have sucked in the main as his changes we brainstormed ultimately helped most. Thank you!!!

Of course, thank you to my wife for everything as she drops what we normally do for fun for race season, and it looks like we’ll finally get a full one in as long as nothing major happens. 😀 Also, thank you mom Winn Day for always supporting us and making sure we are good to go when we need it.

Glad to have a new buddy out to help as well for the first time and figure things out. Seems like the family enjoyed it, hopefully we all have new fans to join in on the racing fun.

Thanks to everyone at 3unit.ca, Drager Performance , Jerry Buesig, and Willy’s Genuine Auto Detail for the help and support whenever we need.

All three 3unit.ca cars will be racing this next weekend at their respective tracks. Hoping for some great finishes 😉.

April 14th, 2023 Modified Practice @ Willamette Speedway

We finally got the car back out to practice last Friday at Willamette Speedway after sitting another year which was frustrating. We didn’t change the gear as we were just making sure we had the overheating fixed up so had to take it a bit easy. Seems like we finally figured it out, but we will see at the first race we get in at Banks.

Yuge thanks to Chad Peterson for coming up and helping out. We were really hoping to get a race in and were ready to swap gears but didn’t realize they weren’t running A-Mods that weekend for whatever reason. Oh well, we’ll try again May 6th since this weekend looks like rain, rain, and more rain. Hope to bring Chad back up later in the year 😀.

Also, thanks to Jerry Buesig for taking time to help us set up the new carburetor over the phone.

We didn’t get the GoPro in but got some outside shots thanks to Alanna. We’ll hopefully have all the video shit ready for the first race as well 😉.

July 4th, 2021 IMCA Modified @ Sunset Speedway

After 4 years of building the new car, we finally got out to our first race weekend which happened to be the double header 4th of July weekend at Sunset Speedway in Banks, OR.

Things went well and the car was fast, but we developed an overheating issue both nights which seen the engine get to 260° and 280° by the end of the A-mains.