Let's Go Racin'
Fanfare and Promotions
Photo by Jamie Bless
Drivers at the meeting on 6.11.16 Twin Cities Raceway Park
Over flow of drivers for meeting at Twin Cities Raceway Park 6.11.16
Next UMRA King of the TQ Midgets Race Rush County Fair June 24 & 25.
Rush County July 4th too!
Troy Clark #11c
Tony Stewart will be at the UMRA King of the TQ Midget Race, July 11, 2016. He won't be driving this year but he will be signing autographs!
Renee Manning track official Twin Cities Raceway Park
Jason Goff must have thought I was stalking him last night at Twin Cities! I had a feeling he would tame the TWIN. And , he did with this feature win that added to the excitement of the event. That had to be the best racin' that I have seen in a long time. I am not much of a sports writer but I will tell you the highlights of the race for me. Nick Speidel was in the lead for most of the race , but he had several on his tail, Matt Arrington, Jason Goff, Jason Setser, Joey Paxson all had it within their reach. Fast track and Fast cars. Setser was getting the job done gaining on Speidel until he spun out going into turn two. He went to the tail and worked his way up to 3rd place at one time, not sure where he finished. I was watching the front of the pack but mostly the tail end, keeping an eye on Rookie Schy Brown (Sky) . At some point in time the crowd burst into excitement and things took a turn to the good for Jason Goff as he took the lead from Speidel! Jason Goff said in a post race interview that it was was a matter of refusing to lose! He had been working the inside but found his line to pass Speidel high on the track. From my view he was super high coming out of turn 1 into two he was flying around the track, Freaky Fast! Although I didn't see his actual pass on Speidel but the crowd was loving real racin' going on. It wasn't a matter of who won or loss at the race it was the appreciation for awesome white knuckle good old fashion racin'. His statement to me was I just wanted to keep going it was so much fun! He complimented Speidel's and Setser's driving abilities and said it was great to be up front with drivers like that but even better to win! Goff's father is 15x UMRA Champion Terry Goff. As for Rookie Brown, he dodged the bullets with several cars spinning in front of him and to avoid one car spinning out he brazed the wall coming out of turn 4. He finished 11th not bad for the 4th time ever racin'.
Recently added Ripley County Fair July 25, Osgood, IN
Dave Darland and car owner Terry Goff 15x UMRA Champion at Brownstown when Dave drove the #15 in the first race of the UMRA King of the TQ Midgets 2016 race season. He also competed in the Sprint car NO WAY OUT 40 that night. Look for Dave piloting the 15 TQ again in Rushville July 4th and at the Bartholomew County Race July 11th.
Chris Mann Memorial July 5, Shelbyville, IN (County Fair)
LETSGORACIN.NET and the UMRA King of the TQ Midgets have a tradition of having the drivers sign flags that are then given to fans in the grandstands at each race.
And, Just when you think things can't get any better for the TQ racing series you find out that Rick Bailey is headed from Texas with his accomplished driver Anton Hernandez to compete with the UMRA King of the TQ Midgets July 8th - July 14. I hear they have a real powerhouse team that has locked them in! And, don't forget we have Dave Darland driving in the July 4th race and the July 11th race. But your tickets and strap in this racing season is just heating up!
I copied this from David Root's facebook, please read what he wrote below;
T'S FINALLY HERE! One of the top five coolest things I've ever had the opportunity to do in my 22 years was design this hot wheels original car while I was an intern at Mattel last summer. It was really an honor to get to design my own hot wheel that is now on store shelves! Huge thanks to @hotwheels_ryu and @kaidohouse for bringing me on board as an intern and working with me the whole summer.#hotwheels #hotwheelspics #hotwheelscollectors#rootbrothers
Matt WHO? Arrignton and don't forget it #76 has been laying low this season and comes out of the woodwork for Twin Cities Raceway Park. He just about TAMED the TWIN with finishing second in the FEATURE! Oh, and second in his Heat. Oh, boy the excitement is building in the TQ series. Keep you eye on this hard charger!
When you smack the wall at Twin Cities Raceway Park, avoiding a TQ out of control in front of you!
Devin Fairchild #91 is not having the best of luck this season. But, don't count him out!
Photo by Jamie Bless
Watch Rick Bailey's and Anton Hernandez's page for updates on their trip to Indiana!
POINTS STANDINGS AFTER RACE #3 June 8, 2016
1. JASON GOFF #96 102
2. JASON SETSER #12S- 97
3. CALLIE WOLSIFFER #4 82
4. RON COMBS #14 78
5. JOHNNY GOFF #19 75
6. MATT HEDRICK #33 74
7. NICK SPEDIEL #35 69
8. JOEY PAXSON #69 64
9. ANTHONY LAWRENCE ® 59
10. BILL WINSEMAN ® 57
11. DAN NEWELL #11N 56
12. ERIC DOVER #42 ® 55
13. CALEB FAULKNER #83 53
14. ROBBIE ROLAND #15G 52
15. SCHYLER BROWN #10 50
16. COREY EAGLIN #15 46
17. ELIJAH SETSER #50S ® 45
18. DEVIN FAIRCHILD #91 42
19. AARON PERCELL #48 41
20. BOBBY DEWITT #18B 41
21. STEPHEN ARNOLD #3 39
22. MATT ARRINGTON #76X 34
23. CODY KIEWITT #60 32
24. DAVE DARLAND#15G- 31
25. TRENT HENDERON #35 30
26. RICK ROBINSON #12 25
27. PAUL GRAYBROOK #9 25
28. CHRIS BAUE #70 23
29. BRANDON TWEEDY #78 21
30. BILL BRINKER ® 10
31. JOHN MASTIN #4M 10
32. BRET JOHNSON #7 10
Joey Paxson #69 Heat 1 winner! Joey is piloting his own #69 and new to him this year. Pictured to the left is his pit crew! Joey is currently 8th in the UMRA King of the TQ Midgets points standings.
Meet the Twin Cities Raceway Park Dominator! Troy Clark 11c, has tamed the TWIN over and over again! Listen to his interview and you will realize that he is a great driver and a great person. Before I even got to the track I had many fans ask me to interview Troy. Just happens he won his heat and feature so we had a lot to talk about!
Matt Arrington, Jason Setser, Jason Goff, before race at Twin Cities Raceway Park. These 3 ended up finishing in the TOP 3 in the feature! They have a lot in common. FAST FAST FAST! I'd say hang out with these guys if you want to learn how to tame the TWIN!
Jason Setser #12s won Heat Race 3 and placed 2nd in the feature. Jason is currently 2nd in the points standings! He gives credit to Tim Lynch for his Fast TQ!
UMRA King of the TQ Points system
The points system is
Show up - 10 points
No points after 5th in heat and no points for the b-main.
Jason Goff #96, son of Legend Driver Terry Goff 15 x UMRA Champion Driver.
Making Decatur County Proud, our very own David Root! And, thank you to Root Bros' Design the kids have cool cardboard cars to race in at the TQ events!
UMRA King of the TQ Midgets
4/23 Twin Cities Raceway North Vernon
4/30 Montpelier Speedway
5/14 US 24 Raceway, Logansport
5/21 Twin Cities Raceway North Vernon
5/29 Mt Lawn Speedway, New Castle
6/04 Montpelier Speedway
6/11 Twin Cities Raceway North Vernon
6/12 Mt Lawn Speedway New Castle
6/24 Rush County Fair, Rushville
6/25 Rush County Fair, Rushville
7/04 Rush County Fairgrounds, Rushville
7/05 Shelby County Fair, Shelbyville, IN
7/07 Decatur County Fairgrounds, Fair Race Greensburg
7/09 Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo
7/11 Bartholomew Fair, Columbus, IN, Tony Stewart Foundation
7/12 LaGrange County Fair, LaGrange, IN
7/14 Jefferson County Fair, Madison, IN
7/22 Monroe County Fairgrounds, Bloomington, IN
7/23 Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN
7/25 Ripley County Fair Osgood, IN
7/29 Twin Cities Raceway, North Vernon
7/30 Morgan County Fair, Martinsville, IN
8/05 Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington
8/06 Tentative US 24 Raceway, Logansport. IN
8/07 Mt Lawn Speedway, New Castle
8/13 Montpelier Speedway, Montpelier
8/20 Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown
8/27 Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, IN
9/03 Shelby County Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, IN
9/04 Twin Cities Raceway, North Vernon
9/11 Mt Lawn Speedway, New Castle
9/24 & 9/25 Fall Nationals Decatur County Fairgrounds, Greensburg UMRA King of the TQ Midgets
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Tony Stewart in a TQ for the Bartholomew race in 2013
Nick Speidel # 35 won the second Heat for the UMRA King of the TQ Midgets at Twin Cities Raceway Park! He led much of the feature and finishing fourth. He is currently 7th in the points standings. Nick is the mentor for Rookie Schyler Brown. He gave the kid a chance to drive a TQ for his first time at the end of the 2015 season. Nick is from Muncie Indiana. He started racing at the age of 5. Nick has won multiple championships with clentching the MTQRL and the UMRA championship in both in the same year. He is modest when asked about his accomplishments and just says he does the best he can. But, I plan on catching up with his mom Diane Speidel and getting a list of his accomplishments. His most proud accomplishment is no doubtt in his daughter Skylar. Nicks, sponsor is HD Appliance. His crew members: Skylar Rose, Kimmie, Dustin, June, Richard, Bailey, Alex (Skull Crusher Crew).
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Scott Petry of Petry Excavating and Terry Goff 15x UMRA Champioin/Crew Chief Dave Darland's Midget are putting their money on Anton Hernandez iin a TQ for July 8 thru the 14th
Twin Cities Raceway Park re-opened 6.11.16
Jason Setser #12s won the first race on the UMRA King of the TQ Midgets racing schedule for 2016, (Brownstown) I don't know a lot about this driver, except he is modest and I can't get him to brag on himself at all! I know when the word got out that he was competing in the TQ series there was a lot of rumble about how freakin' awesome he is and how he would give all of them a run for their money! I hope to accumulate the stats on Jason's driving history. I believe there is a story there. And, so far I would have to say he is a great driver and is a real great person!
Jason Goff can't be beat, he has won the last 3 UMRA King of the TQ Midget races this year.
Feature Wins 2016
Mt. Lawn 5.29.16
Twin Cities 6.11.16
Mt. Lawn 5.29.16
TQ Feature Lineup 6.11.16 Twin Cities Raceway Park
July 4th Dave Darland
July 8 thru14 Anton Hernandez
July 11 Dave Darland driving & Tony Stewart signing autographs!
Terry Eaglinpe your paragraph here.
Jason Goff #96 with Miss Let's Go Racin' Miranda Ryle
Hot Topic! Terry talks about ambulances at the races, and about $$$$ at Rushville!
Tony's TQ roots run deep! Pictured to the left, Tony Stewart and car owner Larrry Dwenger. And, pictured below, Tony returned to his home track in Bartholomew County to drive a TQ at the fair race in 2013.
Tony's also sponsors Ron Combs and Callie Wolsiffer's TQ and you can check them out running the UMRA King of TQ Midgets series.
Tony lived in Greensburg and Rushville while competing in TQ's.
Having two sons, I have bought hundreds of Hot Wheels, but none that I want more than this one! Nightshifter is on my shopping list. Sharpe car by local engineer! He is the son of Andy Root, who has been around the TQ's since the Dick Dwenger Glory Days!
TQ Heat Lineup 6.11.16 Twin Cities Raceway Park
Antiques -Vintage-Primitives-Shabby Chic
REFUSE TO LOSE!
Driver's Meeting Twin Cities Raceway Park 6.11.16
Terry Eaglin has confirmed that Tony Stewart will be at the Bartholomew County Fair Race, July 11, 2016. The UMRA King of the TQ Midgets are joining efforts with the Fair Board to raise money for the Tony Stewart Foundation on that night. Tony will not be driving a TQ this year as he has in the past but he will be signing autographs!
The mission of the Tony Stewart Foundation is to provide grant funding to well-qualified organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled; animals at-risk or endangered; and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing. Please put this event on your calendar and be at the race to help us help Tony's Foundation. 50/50 drawing and other opportunities will be available to contribute to the foundation!
2016 KING OF THE TQMIDGETS/ UMRA
ASPHALT POINTS STANDINGS
AS OF June 13, 2016
1. JASON GOFF #96 70
2. ROBBIE ROLAND #78 66
3. ERIC DOVER #42 64
4. DOUG SININGER #28 60
5. JOHNNY GOFF #19 56
6. BOBBY DEWITT #18B 54
7. MATT HEDRICK #0 53
8. BILLY WINSEMAN #98 53
9. CRAIG EAGLIN #15 50
10. BRENT WATSON #17 22
Tony Stewart will be signing autographs!
115 NORTH FRANKLIN STREET
Letter heads, business cards, envelopes, folders, self inking stamps & magnetic signs
From Online to Ontrack, Rookie Schyler (Sky) Brown #10 did just that. He started his driving career in a TQ for the first time at Brownstown funfest 2015. He missed hot laps and had to start the heat without a practice. He managed to hang in there and keep up with the pack. Not bad for an online only racer! Schy has been racing since 4 years old but only online. Over the years he has managed to develope online skills which qualified him to race in leagues with the best of the best around the world, Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson, Anton Hernandez are a few that he met online before in person. Nick Speidel stepped up and put Schy in his TQ. (Brownstown Funfest) That is something that Schyler will forever be grateful for. I must admit Nick seemed relieved after the feature that night. Nick won and Schyler parked it without damage. Win Win for the Speidel team. Schyler is currently 15th in the points standings and his best feature finish was at Twin Cities (11th) in his 3rd ever feature! Sponsors: Mentor Nick Speidel, KRJ Racing Products, Fehrman's Wash and Repair, Tim's Wrecker Service, and STIDA.COM (Racers Insurance). Pit Crew, Mark Brown, Jack Pippin, Kimmie Williams, Kent Lane. Look for Schyler #10 in his newly painted neon yellow/black TQ!
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Doyle Racing TQ #91
RESULTS FROM TWIN CITIES JUNE 11TH
1. #69 JOEY PAXSON
2. #9 PAUL GRAYBROOK
3. #50S ELIJAH SETSER
4. #60 CODY KIEWITT
5. #42 ERIC DOVER
6. #98 BILLY WINSEMAN
7. #11L ANTHONY LAWRENCE
8. #3 STEPHEN ARNOLD
1. #35 NICK SPEIDEL
2. #96 JASON GOFF
3. #14 RON COMBS
4. #83 CALEB FAULKNER
5. #18B BOBBY DEWITT
6. #10 SCHYLER BROWN
7. #33 MATT HEDRICK
8. #91 DEVIN FAIRCHILD
1. #12S JASON SETSER
2. #76X MATT ARRINGTON
3. #4 CALLIE WOLSIFFER
4. #12 RICK ROBINSON
5. #19 JOHNNY GOFF
6. #11N DAN NEWELL
7. #70 CHRIS BAUE
1. JASON GOFF #96
2. JASON SETSER #12S
3. MATT ARRINGTON #76X
4. NICK SPEIDEL #35
5. RON COMBS #14
6. JOEY PAXSON #69
7. CALLIE WOLSIFFER #4
8. JOHNNY GOFF #19
9. ERIC DOVER #42
10. CALEB FAULKNER #83
11. SCHYLER BROWN #10
12. PAUL GRAYBROOK #9
13. CODY KIEWITT #60
14. MATT HEDRICK #33
15. BILLY WINSEMAN #98
16. ANTHONY LAWRENCE #11L
17. ELIJAH SETSER #50S
18. DAN NEWELL #11N
19. BOBBY DEWITT #18B
20. CHRIS BAUE #70
21. STEPHEN ARNOLD #3
22. RICK ROBINSON #12
Photo by Jack Pippin, crewed for Nick and Schyler 6.11.16
Nick is a cool cat at the races, always calm and in control. This photo above is of Nick just relaxing before the race.
Fan Favorite Troy Clark 11c. How do I know? Well, when people reading my web page know that I am going to a race and ask me to interview a driver that is not even in the series I follow! Now, that is a fan favorite!
The racers and fans waited for weeks for the Twin Cities Raceway Park to re-open. The track promoter Rick Robinson made an executive decision early in the season to close the track for much needed repairs. The racers ventured out to other tracks to feed their need for speed. But, they were happy to return to their home track on June 11th.