NeilTPS Posted April 10, 2005 Report Share Posted April 10, 2005 Donnie Moore wins TPS Race #1 at C.C. Motor Speedway By: Neil Upchurch, Texas Pro Sedans – Race Director Corpus Christi, Texas (April 9, 2005) Donnie Moore of Hutto, Texas started 1st and finished 1st in the Texas Pro Sedans race at C.C. Motor Speedway. The Texas Pro Sedans series contested their 1st TPS race of the 2005 season at C.C. Motor Speedway. The event marked the beginning of the 30th consecutive racing season by the TPS organization. The event was highlighted by a 25 car and driver entry list. Qualifying Time Trials saw the fastest time posted by Moore. He turned a 15.710. The second fastest lap was turned by Mike Knotts in his VW Scirocco. Moore’s time almost equaled the TPS track record at only.150 seconds off Lalo Leal’s TPS/CCMS track record which still stands at 15.560 seconds. The Texas Pro Sedans four cylinder stock cars played to a large grandstand crowd. Ten drivers took the green flag in a fifteen lap Last Chance Qualifying Race. Six would transfer to the Feature Race.Race rules allowed for 18 of the 23 cars to take the green flag in the 25 lap TPS Feature Race. Moore, Leal and Knotts dueled with their fast four cylinder stock cars for the first 20 laps until Mike Knotts hit the turn three wall due to a broken front right CV joint after running in a strong 3rd place. They were followed closely by the impressive 3rd place finisher G.B.Carter in his VW Rabbit. The race was slowed four times by yellow caution periods A total of eight Texas Pro Sedan drivers completed the race on the lead lap. Recording 25 laps were #4, Will Robertson who placed 4th in his Dodge Neon, Jesse Sandoval was 5th in his Ford Pinto. He was followed by Sergio Hexsel who finished 6th in his VW Rabbit. 7th place went to Jamie Garner in his brand new 2005 VW Sedan. Rounding out in 8th place on the lead lap was six time TPS Champion, Bill LaBarge in his BMW. During the race, LaBarge had a hard brush with the front straight-a-way wall which slowed his performance for the remainder of the race to the checkered flag. Donnie Moore won the TPS race by a three second margin over the eventual runner-up Lalo Leal. The TPS Championship Points standings for the new season lists Donnie Moore with a five point lead over Lalo Leal with a seven month 2005 race schedule yet to be run. The early TPS “Rookie of the Year” points leader is Chip Harmon in his new Ford Pinto from Portland, Texas. The next TPS race will be held at Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle, Texas on Saturday night, April 30th. Several CCMS regular Thunder Class drivers are expected to participate in the TPS race because their class is idle that night according to the C.C. Motor Speedway web site schedule. OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS:C.C. Motor Speedway, Race # 1 - April 9, 2005 Fin Pos-Car#-Driver/Hometown-Car Type/cc-best Qual lap-Feature Laps-Points 1-70 - Donnie Moore/ Hutto, TX - VW Scirocco/1710 - 15.710 - 25 - 21 2-26 - Lalo Leal/Corpus Christi, TX - Ford Mustang/2338 - 15.810 - 25 - 16 3-77 - G.B. Carter/Harlingen, TX - VW Rabbit/1870 - 16.080 - 25 - 12 4- 4 -rWill Robertson/Corpus Christi, TX - Dodge Neon/2000 - 16.250 - 25 - 9 5 - 7 - Jesse Sandoval/ Corpus Christi, TX - Ford Pinto/2338 - 16.350 - 25 - 9 6 -20- Sergio Hexsel/San Antonio, TX - VW Rabbit/2042 - 16.500 - 25 - 9 7 -33 - Jamie Garner/San Antonio, TX - 2005 VW Sedan/1780 - 16.840 - 25 - 8 8 -27 - Bill Labarge/Bryan, TX - BMW/2085 - 16.810 - 25 - 7 9 -30 -rChip Harmon/Portland, TX - Ford Pinto/2300 - 16.350 - 24 - 6 10- 8 - Pete Arce/Corpus Christi, TX - VW Rabbit PU/1780 - 17.810 - 23 - 3 11-72 -Candi Hogan/Cedar Park, TX - VW Sedan/2160 - 17.750 - 23 - 2 12-29 -Rico Guiterrez/Corpus Christi, TX - Ford Mustang/2338 - 18.390 - 23 - 2 13-48 -Mike Knotts/Universal City, TX - VW Scirocco/1648 - 15.750 - 20 - 4 14-38 -Dave Parks/San Antonio, TX - Datsun 510/1800 - 18.290 - 20 - 4 15-28 -rLisa Avalos/Corpus Christi, TX- Ford Pinto/2030 - 17.370 - 19 -3 16- -2 -Jack Dishman/Devine, TX - Ford Mustang/2338 - 16.120 -9 - 3 17-66 -Ariel Arredondo/Corpus Christi, TX - Ford Probe/2338 - 16.670 - 9 - 3 18-71 -Bruce Mabrito/San Antonio, TX - VW Scirocco/1648 - 16.320 - 9 - 3 19- 1 -Bryce Dishman/Devine, TX - Ford Mustang/2349 - dnt - dnq - 2 20-78 -Harlon Hatcher/Converse, TX - VW Sedan/1641 - 18.950 - dnq - 3 21-19r-Lloyd Hart/San Antonio - Honda CRX/1834/4Valve - 17.980 - dnq - 3 22-17 -Bubba Ford/Corpus Christi, TX - Ford Mustang/2338 - 18.290 - dnq - 1 23-22 -rHarry Osburn Jr/San Antonio, TX - Ford Mustang/2338 - 17.980 - dnq -3 24-15 -rTom Johnson/Kingsland, TX - VW Rabbit/1825 - 0 - dna - 0 25 14 -rJoshua Tuttle/San Antonio, TX - Chevrolet Cobalt/2000 - 0 - dna - 0 Margin of Victory 3:00 sec. Note: Car #70 non-CCMS/TPS record. Race leader: car # 70 led laps 1-25. dna - did not arrive dnt - did not time dnq - did not qualify r - eligible for 2005 TPS "Rookie Of The Year" Award (Note: In accordance with TPS Rulesd, Qualifying Time ties were broken by 2004 points standings) TPS thanks sponsors Race # 1: Lalo Leal of Lalo's Auto Service, Airport Travelodge Inn, Guerra's Lawn Service and Home Repair and Hoosier Racing Tires TPS thanks C.C. Motor Speedway for hosting the opening race of the 30th consecutive Texas Pro Sedan season. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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