HMR Semi-Finals NMCA Norwalk…Now Second in the Points Chase
Norwalk, OH (August 2013) – HMR arrived at Summit Motorsports Park for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals still looking for our first win of the season and more points toward the championship.
Qualifying went well finishing in the #2 spot with a 6.01 but well off Jeff Lutz’s blistering 5.93 effort for the #1 spot. The good news was that our engines were running good, a much better situation than the experience earlier in the month at Bowling Green. Our first round competition, Jennifer Green, had problems at the starting line which was lucky for us since the engine lost the dry sump belt which automatically shuts off the fuel pump allowing Clint to coast to the finish line. We had a second round bye, which put us next to Jeff Lutz in the Semi-Finals. Jeff was putting on a real clinic running consistent 6.0’s and high 5.9’s the whole weekend. Clint took a swing at the tree with a .006 reaction time but Jeff was on his A game with a .008 leave. Pretty stout driving by both guys. Our 6.11 wasn’t good enough to cover Jeff’s stout 5.99.
The Semi-Finals finish moved us into second place for the Championship race. With only the Indy race left a win and probably an ET record will be our only chance to get by Lutz who lost to Steve Summers in the finals in a very close race (margin of victory .0003 seconds).
Hairston Motorsports & Racing would like to give special thanks to Lucas Oil for being our title sponsor this year and Elite Motorsports for helping us with transportation to the races and our many other loyal sponsors; Pertronix Performance Brands, Duttweiler Performance, Precision Turbo, XS Power, Powermaster, Racepak, Hoosier Tire, K&N, Crower Clutches, Lenco, Comp Cams, Dart, T&D Machine, Scat crankshafts, Hogan Manifolds, Accufab, Jesel, Strange, Motive Gear, Inland Empire Driveline, SCE Gaskets, Starside Design, Specialty Fasteners, Russell, Brodix, Embee Performance Coatings and ARP for their continuing support and our great crew including Doug Stewart, Tom Esbri, Tracy Holmes, Dustin Lee and Bill Hickok.