BP 500
October 3-4, 2009
BP 500 Div. 1 races
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It's time for the annual BP 500 wing races at Buena Park Raceway.


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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


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Spray Glue 12 podium: L-R, Adam Kirchhoffer 2nd, Rich Curnutte 1st, Kenny Richins 3rd


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L-R, Kenny Richins, Adam Kirchhofer, John Wakamatsu, Mike Delgadillo


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Body painted by Kenny Richins


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Body painted by Kenny Richins


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Cobalt 12 racers, L-R, Mike Delgadillo, Adam Kirchhoffer, John Wakamatsu, Kenny Richins


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Cobalt 12 race results: Congrats to Adam Kirchhofer on his win with Kenny Richins 2nd, John Wakamatsu 3rd and Mike Delgadillo 4th


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C-12 podium: L-R, Kenny Richins 2nd, Adam Kirchhoffer 1st, John Wakamatsu 3rd


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Next up is the C-27 race


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C-27 racers, L-R, Les Wright, Jim Swofford, Rich Curnutte, Kenny Richins


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MIke Delgadillo marshalls the donut during the C-27 race.


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Adam Kirchhoffer race directs the C-27 race


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Tore Anderson with expert help from Dan Ruddock, prepares to update his Ruddock Controller with the new "brake adjuster" upgrade from Ruddock.


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C-27 race, last heat in progress.


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Last heat in progress. Swofford leads with Richins 2nd, Wright 3rd and Curnutte in 4th


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C-27 final race results: Congrats to Jim Swofford on his win with Kenny Richins 2nd, Les Wright 3rd and Rich Curnutte 4th


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C-27 podium: L-R, Kenny Richins 2nd, Jim Swofford 1st, Les Wright 3rd. Jim's car was powered by a Rich Curnutte motor.


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Italian Dogs! Thanks Lenore for the great hot dogs.


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Real 'Hot' Dogs!


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It's Adam Kirchhofer's 48th Birthday. Happy Birthday Adam!


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BPR racers sing Happy Birthday to Adam Kirchhoffer. You guys don't sing as good as you race!


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Lenore slices Adam's birthday cake


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Happy 48th Birthday Adam. Thanks for helping Lenore and Buena Park Raceway on Saturdays!


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It's back to racing. Robert Park directs Semi-Pro G-7 Qualifying


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Maybe it's not Adam's birthday? He broke an axle during his first lap of qualifying and didn't crash! That's horsepower!


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Broken axle didn't stop Adam during his 2nd round qualifying run. Adam set TQ of 1.599 seconds. Congrats to the birthday boy!


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Adam Kirchhoffer is the Semi-Pro G-7 Top Qualifier at 1.599 seconds.


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Semi-Pro G-7 cars line up for the beauty contest.


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Kenny Richins wins the Semi-Pro G-7 Concours.


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Congratulations Kenny!


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Kenny Richins with his Concours winning Semi-Pro car


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It's time for the Semi-Pro G-7 race.


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Semi-Pro G-7 racers, L-R, John Wakamatsu, Mike Delgadillo, Adam Kirchhoffer, Kenny Richins


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Semi-Pro G-7 race results: Congrats to Kenny Richins on his win with John Wakamatsu 2nd, Adam Kirchhofer 3rd and Mike Delgadillo 4th


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Semi-Pro G-7 podium: L-R, John Wakamatsu 2nd, Kenny Richins 1st, Adam Kirchhoffer 3rd


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Kenny Richins wins the Semi-Pro G-7 Concours and Race.


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Training Rails? No, it's just time for G-7 qualifying.


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BP 500 racers take a moment to pose for a group photo.


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G-7 entries line up for Concours


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Pro G-7 Concours winner is James Grinstead's entry (painted by Bill Taylor)


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Unofficial (judged by this photographer) 2nd place in Concours was Les Wright's car painted by Terry Kunz


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Unofficial 3rd place Concours entry by Bob Dunn (body painted by Kenny Richins)


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James Grinstead with his Pro G-7 Concours winner. Body painted by Bill Taylor


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Rick Salvino during his qualifying run


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Rick's time of 1.493 seconds is good to win TQ honors


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Would you believe Jim Swofford is qualifying without watching his car during his qualifying run?


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Bob Dunn takes his qualifying lap(s)


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Robert Park moves up to Pro G-7 for the first time.


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Randy Thompson during his qual run


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Randy's time of 1.556 sec. is good for 3rd place qualifier


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Rich Curnutte takes his hot laps


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Jim Swofford checks his qualifying time


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Jim's time of 1.579 is good for 4th fastest qualifier


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Bob Dunn takes his 2nd qualifying run


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Bob's 2nd run is good for 2nd place in qualifying


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Robert Park takes another attempt during the 2nd round but his motor ran out of gas quickly


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Rick Salvino takes TQ with a time of 1.493 seconds. Rick's team: L-R, Zac Grinstead, Rick, Mike Aguirre, Paul Sterrett.


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It's time for the Pro G-7 race to start


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Pro G-7 racers, L-R, Josh Bauer, Jim Swofford, Les Wright, Rich Curnutte, James Grinstead, Robert Park, Rick Salvino, Randy Thompson, Bob Dunn


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Mike Aguirre directs the G-7 race.


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Pro G-7 race in progress


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Race in progress. Note the "best time", 5 racers with identical best lap time of 1.917 seconds.


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Randy Thompson is the first to finish 8 heats.


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Only 3 racers on the track during a portion of the last heat. Everyone else is in the pits.


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Rick Salvino is congratulated on winning the BP 500 Pro G-7 race.


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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.


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Pro G-7 podium: L-R, Randy Thompson 2nd, Rick Salvino 1st, Robert Park 3rd


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Rick's car was painted by Barry Obler


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The Semi-Pro OMO race is next.


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Semi-Pro OMO racers, L-R, Evan McKee, Brendan Aguirre, John Wakamatsu, Kenny Richins, Dustin Tillman


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Semi-Pro OMO race in progress


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Going into the last heat it's a very close race for the podium


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The end of the race is near with everyone watching the race monitor to see who wins.


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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.


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Semi-Pro G-7 podium: L-R, Evan McKee 2nd, Dustin Tillman 1st, Brendan Aguirre 3rd


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It's time for the final race of the BP 500 for 2009.


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Pro OMO cars ready to go!


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Jim Swofford's Pro OMO car wins Concours (body painted by Bill Taylor)


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Pro OMO racers, L-R, Tore Anderson, Adam Kirchhoffer, Mike Graversen, Les Wright, Randy Thompson, Jim Swofford, Josh Bauer, Marco Salvino, James Grinstead


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Rick Salvino calls the Pro OMO race.


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That's a lot of tire rubber on the track


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Barry Obler (left) and Paul Sterrett do the glueing between heats


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Evan McKee cleans the braid


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Rick Salvino is probably talking with Beuf about the BP 500 races.


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Pro OMO race results: Congrats to Randy Thompson on his win with Les Wright 2nd and Mike Graversen 3rd


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Pro OMO podium: L-R, Mike Graversen 3rd, Randy Thompson 1st, Les Wright 2nd


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Randy Thompson's winning Pro OMO car


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