Congrats to Rick Sojka, Jr. - winner of Race #2
2013 Race #2 Results
MWTS/Quartermax Race #2 @ Route 66 Raceway, Joliet IL
May 11, 2013
It was a cold and windy day at the race track for mid May. With temperatures in the 50’s and wind gusts of over 40 mph a decision was made to go 1/8 mile racing. We were also informed that we were only getting one shot to qualify and then straight into eliminations. To start the day we had 21 cars qualify with one entry broke after the fist qualifier and unable to make the call for round one. Low qualifier went to Rick Sojka Jr. for the 2nd race in a row. Rick qualified with a 4.32 @ 164 mph. In the semi-finals it was Tim Kirman with the bye run and Rick Sojka Jr. vs. Dave Esposito. Rick took the win when Dave’s car got loose forcing him to lift. This set up our final for the day where Rick Sojka Jr. took on Tim Kirman. It was a close race from start to finish with Rick taking the win. Congratulations Rick Sojka Jr. and crew on a great win. Also congrats goes out to Tim Kirman and crew on their runner up finish after taking a year off. Once again Route 66 Raceway did a fantastic job on the race track to make it safe for everyone on a cold and windy day. MWTS/Quartermax Race #3 will be taking place on May 25th at US131 Raceway in Martin Michigan. Hope to see another good car turnout!
2013 Race 1 is in the books!
MWTS 2013 OPENING WEEKEND @ ROUTE 66 , JOLIET,ILL.
MAY 4, 2013
Due to "Mother Nature" and her rainy days, there wasn't much testing to be done prior to opening weekend of the 2013 MWTS/Quartermax Racing Series. She did co-operate with us for opening day and we had 18 cars to start it off. 2 entries were unable to make 1st round eliminations, so we had a 16 car field set.
Ricky Sojka was the low qualifier with a 6.76 @ 206 mph.
The semi-finals saw Mike Olenick vs. Steve Howard and Dave Howard vs. Robbie Vanderwoude. Robbie and Mike took the wins and faced off in the finals, with Mike Olenick taking the win.
Congrats to Mike and his crew! And also congrats to Robbie and his dad on a great day!
Mike Olenick also had the first perfect light in eliminations and took a bonus home of $50.00, sponsored by Boss Logistics.
Route 66 did a great job with preparing the track and we thank them for all their hard work!
Next weekend, May 11th, is the 2nd race of the series, again back at Route 66. Hope to see everyone there!
Welcome to another MWTS sponsor: DeLong Ford
Welcome to sponsor: Stevenson Aerial Lifts
2013 Midwest Top Sportsman Schedule
We have now posted the 2013 schedule. Please click the schedule link above to view.
MWTS Membership Meeting
There will be a meeting to discuss the 2013 MWTS Season on Saturday January 19, 2013 at Mr B's Bar and Grill in Elwood at 3:00 PM. Anyone who would like to join MWTS or if you just want to come and see what the organization is all about please come join us. We will discuss the schedule, rules, and address any questions. Mr. B's Is located just South of Rt. 66 Raceway. The Address is 23956 State Route 53 in Elwood Illinois. We hope to see everyone there!
New MWTS forum is now live!!
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Quarter-Max Extends Sponsorship Thru 2013 Season!
Rick Jones & Family announces that they will sponsor MWTS for 2013 season. This will be the 3rd year sponsoring MWTS. We are extremely excited and glad to have them back.
Welcome To The New MWTS Website!
Welcome to the new MWTS website!!! In an effort to help keep the site updated frequently and stay user friendly, we have rebuilt everything from scratch. We tried to keep the basic pages from the old site to make navigation a little easier, but you may notice a few things have changed. First off, there is not a forum at this time. With issues of log-ins and just overall not being user friendly we are looking into options for a new forum host. In the meantime we will be using our facebook page (the link to it is on the top right of every page) for member interaction, or if any announcements need to be posted on the website please email me ( email@example.com ) and I can get them up right away. Over the next few weeks I will be adding more of the archive information (past race winners, photos, schedules, driver info) and hopefully get a new forum up and running ASAP. Thank you for your patience during the transition!!!