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Schild Dominates Sandefur 100

 

By: Pat Mayberry

 

After battling threatening weather and several short rain delays during

early practice, Chris Schild made the most of the time he spent on the track

this weekend. Schild looked good all day and was consistently quick. When

asked after the last practice how good the car was Schild answered

confidently, "We didn't come here to run second." Schild must have been

looking in his crystal ball because he pulled into victory lane for the

second time this season just a few hours later.

 

During qualifying, Schild broke off a lighting quick lap time of 14.790,

shattering the former track record time of 14.806 set by former series

champion, Brad Hudak. By setting fast time and breaking the series track

record Schild gained ten bonus points. That gave the series point lead to

Schild as the field lined up for the start of the race. "Life is good,"

chirped Schild as he climbed from his racecar after his qualifying run. "It

has taken us the better part of the last month to get the car back together

after the race in San Antonio. We shook the car down pretty well and knew

what changes we needed to make. We made some minor adjustments and we were

there." This was the forth pole for Schild this season.

 

The only thing Schild didn't win last night was when he rolled the giant

trademark dice for field inversion and rolled a four, placing Hal Collins on

the pole. As Collins brought the seventeen car field to the start it

appeared he missed a shift, allowing outside pole sitter Mike Yale to get to

turn one and get down to the bottom first. Following Yale out of turn one

was Schild, Ian Webster, Collins and Lloyd Alexander. Yale looked strong

during the early going but never could gain any separation from Schild.

 

Several early cautions kept the field bunched up tightly and on lap 28,

Schild finally got the break he was looking for when Yale drifted up out of

the lane slightly, allowing Schild, Webster and Collins to get by on the

front straight before getting back down. "We were doing all we could not to

run over him (Yale), but the car just wanted to go," recalled Schild. "We

were trying to roll in real smooth and not use the car up. We were running

up on him and when we had the chance to pass him we took it. We were using

up the brakes and heating them up so once we got past him the car was

perfect, easy in and easy out."

 

Once in the lead Schild was never seriously challenged. "I figured it was

consistency right after that," stated Schild. "I didn't really feel

threatened by anybody. I heard the #3 (Bobby Joe New) and #1 (Ronny New)

car's were coming pretty quick and it would have let us do some hard racing

to see what we've got. I don't want a false sense of security, but the

car's definitely good. We'll only have to change the tires for Kyle."

 

The winner's points coupled with his qualifying points saw Schild gain the

maximum points available on the night and will now become the hunted man in

the 2005 season point chase. Former point leader Lloyd Alexander battled

problems late in practice and finally had to park his car on lap 91

finishing a disappointing 15th for the evening.

 

Following Schild across the winner's stripe were Ian Webster, Bobby Joe New,

Ronny New, Mike Yale, Brian Schild, Jeff Pollard, Allen Alexander, Ryan

Engelhardt and Deed Dupont. The Hard Charger of the night was Bobby Joe New

who improved six positions on the evening.

 

Next stop for the Texas Super Racing Series will be October 8th for the

Balagia 100 at Thunder Hill Raceway. For the latest series news and updates

please visit the series website at www.manracingpromotions or

www.thunderhillraceway.

 

Race Information:

Name: Chris Schild

City: Leander, TX.

Age: 30

Years in racing: 6

Chassis: Victory Circle / Home Built Hybrid

Body: 2005 Monte Carlo

Engine Builder: Keeland Automotive Machine (KAM)

Brakes: Wilwood

Shocks: Ohlins

Sponsors: Double Oak Construction, Splash Water Systems, J T Schild

Enterprises

Cautions: 8 for 39 laps

Lap Leaders: 1 - 28 Mike Yale; 29 - 100 Chris Schild

Time of Race: 34.50

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