BP 500 Div. 1 races
It's time for the annual BP 500 wing races at Buena Park Raceway.
Friday's Spray Glue 12 race results: Congrats to Rich Curnutte on his win with Adam Kirchhofer 2nd, Kenny Richins 3rd, Jim Swofford 4th, John Tier 5th, Robert Carlton 6th
Spray Glue 12 podium: L-R, Adam Kirchhoffer 2nd, Rich Curnutte 1st, Kenny Richins 3rd
L-R, Kenny Richins, Adam Kirchhofer, John Wakamatsu, Mike Delgadillo
Body painted by Kenny Richins
Body painted by Kenny Richins
Cobalt 12 racers, L-R, Mike Delgadillo, Adam Kirchhoffer, John Wakamatsu, Kenny Richins
Cobalt 12 race results: Congrats to Adam Kirchhofer on his win with Kenny Richins 2nd, John Wakamatsu 3rd and Mike Delgadillo 4th
C-12 podium: L-R, Kenny Richins 2nd, Adam Kirchhoffer 1st, John Wakamatsu 3rd
C-27 racers, L-R, Les Wright, Jim Swofford, Rich Curnutte, Kenny Richins
MIke Delgadillo marshalls the donut during the C-27 race.
Adam Kirchhoffer race directs the C-27 race
Tore Anderson with expert help from Dan Ruddock, prepares to update his Ruddock Controller with the new "brake adjuster" upgrade from Ruddock.
C-27 race, last heat in progress.
Last heat in progress. Swofford leads with Richins 2nd, Wright 3rd and Curnutte in 4th
C-27 final race results: Congrats to Jim Swofford on his win with Kenny Richins 2nd, Les Wright 3rd and Rich Curnutte 4th
C-27 podium: L-R, Kenny Richins 2nd, Jim Swofford 1st, Les Wright 3rd. Jim's car was powered by a Rich Curnutte motor.
Italian Dogs! Thanks Lenore for the great hot dogs.
It's Adam Kirchhofer's 48th Birthday. Happy Birthday Adam!
BPR racers sing Happy Birthday to Adam Kirchhoffer. You guys don't sing as good as you race!
Lenore slices Adam's birthday cake
Happy 48th Birthday Adam. Thanks for helping Lenore and Buena Park Raceway on Saturdays!
It's back to racing. Robert Park directs Semi-Pro G-7 Qualifying
Maybe it's not Adam's birthday? He broke an axle during his first lap of qualifying and didn't crash! That's horsepower!
Broken axle didn't stop Adam during his 2nd round qualifying run. Adam set TQ of 1.599 seconds. Congrats to the birthday boy!
Adam Kirchhoffer is the Semi-Pro G-7 Top Qualifier at 1.599 seconds.
Semi-Pro G-7 cars line up for the beauty contest.
Kenny Richins wins the Semi-Pro G-7 Concours.
Kenny Richins with his Concours winning Semi-Pro car
It's time for the Semi-Pro G-7 race.
Semi-Pro G-7 racers, L-R, John Wakamatsu, Mike Delgadillo, Adam Kirchhoffer, Kenny Richins
Semi-Pro G-7 race results: Congrats to Kenny Richins on his win with John Wakamatsu 2nd, Adam Kirchhofer 3rd and Mike Delgadillo 4th
Semi-Pro G-7 podium: L-R, John Wakamatsu 2nd, Kenny Richins 1st, Adam Kirchhoffer 3rd
Kenny Richins wins the Semi-Pro G-7 Concours and Race.
Training Rails? No, it's just time for G-7 qualifying.
BP 500 racers take a moment to pose for a group photo.
G-7 entries line up for Concours
Pro G-7 Concours winner is James Grinstead's entry (painted by Bill Taylor)
Unofficial (judged by this photographer) 2nd place in Concours was Les Wright's car painted by Terry Kunz
Unofficial 3rd place Concours entry by Bob Dunn (body painted by Kenny Richins)
James Grinstead with his Pro G-7 Concours winner. Body painted by Bill Taylor
Rick Salvino during his qualifying run
Rick's time of 1.493 seconds is good to win TQ honors
Would you believe Jim Swofford is qualifying without watching his car during his qualifying run?
Bob Dunn takes his qualifying lap(s)
Robert Park moves up to Pro G-7 for the first time.
Randy Thompson during his qual run
Randy's time of 1.556 sec. is good for 3rd place qualifier
Rich Curnutte takes his hot laps
Jim Swofford checks his qualifying time
Jim's time of 1.579 is good for 4th fastest qualifier
Bob Dunn takes his 2nd qualifying run
Bob's 2nd run is good for 2nd place in qualifying
Robert Park takes another attempt during the 2nd round but his motor ran out of gas quickly
Rick Salvino takes TQ with a time of 1.493 seconds. Rick's team: L-R, Zac Grinstead, Rick, Mike Aguirre, Paul Sterrett.
It's time for the Pro G-7 race to start
Pro G-7 racers, L-R, Josh Bauer, Jim Swofford, Les Wright, Rich Curnutte, James Grinstead, Robert Park, Rick Salvino, Randy Thompson, Bob Dunn
Mike Aguirre directs the G-7 race.
Race in progress. Note the "best time", 5 racers with identical best lap time of 1.917 seconds.
Randy Thompson is the first to finish 8 heats.
Only 3 racers on the track during a portion of the last heat. Everyone else is in the pits.
Rick Salvino is congratulated on winning the BP 500 Pro G-7 race.
BP 500 Pro G-7 race results. Congrats to Rick on his win with Randy Thompson 2nd and Robert Park finishing 3rd in his first Pro G-7 race.
Pro G-7 podium: L-R, Randy Thompson 2nd, Rick Salvino 1st, Robert Park 3rd
Rick's car was painted by Barry Obler
The Semi-Pro OMO race is next.
Semi-Pro OMO racers, L-R, Evan McKee, Brendan Aguirre, John Wakamatsu, Kenny Richins, Dustin Tillman
Semi-Pro OMO race in progress
Going into the last heat it's a very close race for the podium
The end of the race is near with everyone watching the race monitor to see who wins.
Semi-Pro G-7 race results: Congrats to Dustin Tillman on his win with Evan McKee a close 2nd and Brendan Aguirre not far behind in 3rd.
Semi-Pro G-7 podium: L-R, Evan McKee 2nd, Dustin Tillman 1st, Brendan Aguirre 3rd
It's time for the final race of the BP 500 for 2009.
Pro OMO cars ready to go!
Jim Swofford's Pro OMO car wins Concours (body painted by Bill Taylor)
Pro OMO racers, L-R, Tore Anderson, Adam Kirchhoffer, Mike Graversen, Les Wright, Randy Thompson, Jim Swofford, Josh Bauer, Marco Salvino, James Grinstead
Rick Salvino calls the Pro OMO race.
That's a lot of tire rubber on the track
Barry Obler (left) and Paul Sterrett do the glueing between heats
Evan McKee cleans the braid
Rick Salvino is probably talking with Beuf about the BP 500 races.
Pro OMO race results: Congrats to Randy Thompson on his win with Les Wright 2nd and Mike Graversen 3rd
Pro OMO podium: L-R, Mike Graversen 3rd, Randy Thompson 1st, Les Wright 2nd
Randy Thompson's winning Pro OMO car