Smith and Riddell Big Winners at Roebling V8 StockCar Races
The V8 StockCar Road Racing returned to one of the racer's favorite tracks, Georgia's Roebling Road running with the Buccaneer Region SCCA at their annual Jim Stark Memorial Races.
Amelia Island, Florida resident, Bill Riddell put his name in the series record book taking both ends of the V8 GT-1 class races. Ridell, driving the ex race winning Buick Somerset Regal of legendary road racer Tommy Riggins was solid all weekend, running fast and consistent and seemingly never putting a wheel wrong. On Sunday, Ridell put his racer that is still prepped in the Riggins Engineering shops on the pole and never looked back.
Ridell finished ahead of Duluth, Georgia's Bob Mayer, in his beautiful, yellow, ex Scotty B. White Speed GT Corvette and Daytona's Ray Webb in his Olds Cutlass, once the ride of road racing star Terry Borcheller. Chapin, South Carolina's Wayne Cabaniss came home fourth in the class in his C4 vette.
In the Stock Car Classes, perennial front runner "Wild Bill" Smith took both V8 SPO wins in his "worlds' oldest tube frame stock car." Smith, always a crowd favorite, with his relentless, "out on the edge" style destroyed his own class track record in Sunday's qualifying with an impressive 1.10.658 clocking. Smith's racer is prepped in the shop of crew chief Andrew Blaske, only about a mile down the road.
Local oval track racer, Andrew Smith, who only recently started road racing startled everyone with his quick lap times and hard charging style. Smith, just twenty years old, from nearby Pooler, battled hard on Sunday with V8 SPO winner Bill Smith and last years class champion, Lee Arnold. Andrew earned a spot on the podium, finishing just behind the two talented veterans.
Amico Racing teammates, Tony Amico and Tom "Hollywood" Graham took control of the top step of the podium in V8 GTA for the weekend, with Graham getting the pole and win on Saturday and Amico doing the same on Sunday. Amico set a new track standard for the class at 1.14.240 during Sunday morning qualifying. Wrens, Georgia's most famous racer,
Randy Gay Jr. took second on Sunday in V8 GTA in his Monte Carlo stock car, with Hilton Head Island's Tad Segars taking the final spot on the podium.
The series thanks the Buccaneer Region SCCA for the fine job hosting the event which brought more than 250 entry's from around the country in all the classes.
The V8 StockCar group will take to the road again for the May 10-11 races at Virginia International Raceway running with the North Carolina Region SCCA on the historic course near Danville.
The V8 StockCar Series wishes to thank it's partners: SCCA, Hoerr Racing Products, Goodyear,Hoosier, Five Star Bodies, Howe, DRP, RaceCar Engineering , Roehrig, and Mo's Gold.
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