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Wasdahl's second run, hampered by a cone, was still faster than the next quickest drivers - plural, because when Barry Goldine crossed the line the time clock never changed; he'd done the identical 52.512 time Goodale had posted just ahead of him. Wasdahl would take a second consecutive A Mod championship with an overall time of 104.547, with Goldine 1.455sec behind, followed by Goodale bringing home his 29th Nationals trophy (a record he shares with CP driver Frank Stagnaro) and Cooley.
062_SC1109 10/7/09 12:48 PM EVENT REPORT more than 4sec faster than second- 49.752. Goldine broke the runner-up tie A Modified placed Bill Goodale. Wasdahl’s second with a 51.3 to Goodale’s 52.4. Goodale’s A Modified Ladies was scheduled to run in the first heat Tuesday, but no one entered – it was not until the run, hampered by a cone, was still faster than the next quickest drivers – plural, because when Barry Goldine crossed Dragon F1 was sandwiched by a pair of 1973 Tui BH3 cars, Bernard Cooley also in the chase at 52.7. third heat that the A Modified cars the line the time clock never changed; If rain was the story for those drivers announced their readiness to run. Most he’d done the identical 52.512 time competing in Wednesday’s second heat, drivers used first runs to get a feel for Goodale had posted just ahead of him. then the drying track conditions was the the pavement – but not Dan Wasdahl. Wasdahl, in his BBR/Phantom DVS-1, story for those driving in the third. With He ran his first run in a blistering 50.1, would run cleanly on the third run to a the FS, CSL and STL classes also competing in the same heat with AM, DÉJÑ VU – THE ROAD TO LINCOLN the West Course’s optimal line began to dry and achieve traction as the drivers made subsequent runs. IT SEEMS WE’VE DONE this before. Here are a few base was decommissioned in 1973.) The A Mod leaders gained four to factoids: For the past three years, Heartland seven seconds during their second runs, • The place was built as an Army Air Corps field in the Park Topeka has been home to the and by third runs were 10 to 12-seconds early days of World War II. Solo National Championships, but the quicker than their opening times. • It later became a Strategic Air Command base. • In 1964, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. Issued deactivation orders that shut down operations there. • The field transitioned to become the city’s municipal airport. • Its runways are long enough to be an emergency alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle. A MODIFIED • It later would become the home of Dan Wasdahl the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Land O Lakes Championships. Region Salina? Topeka? Lincoln? All of the Hoosier above! BBR Phantom DVS-1 After bouncing around six different sites in seven years through the 1970s, the SCCA Solo National Championships finally settled in Kansas in 1980 (with a Solo pad built at the south end of the Goldine’s 54.672 emerged as top single visit to Chicago in 1982). That site was what is now paddock – originally designed as time of the day. Unfortunately, the East Crawford Recreation Area in Salina, Kan., which had overflow paddock road racing – Wasdahl’s first day lead was been host to the third running of the Nationals in 1975. That proved somewhat unpopular with the overwhelming, and on the second day 1980 event had 436 competitors. When the entry broke 600 competitors. Not only was the asphalt he was only a tenth behind. Wasdahl in 1985, East Crawford was about at its limit, and in 1986 sandy, but also course designs ended would take a second consecutive A Nationals moved across town to the Salina Municipal up in the 40-second range and grids Mod championship with an overall Airport where it remained through 1994. In 15 years in Salina, were located so drivers could not time of 104.547, with Goldine 1.455sec the entry had risen from 309 in 1975 to 704 in 1994. watch their competitors. behind, followed by Goodale bringing Nationals had just outgrown Salina. The course area This year we’re back to SAC base home his 29th Nationals trophy (a was fine, but the paddock was becoming increasingly tight. concrete, once again taking record he shares with CP driver Frank In
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