By Kaleb Hart
The calendar reads September 1st, and with the coming of fall, “cold” is the thought that begins filtering into the mind of the racing world. At Triple X Race Co, we want our teams to be thinking HOT as Team XXX drivers have been producing results as if they were driving with their pants on fire. Matt Westfall’s double main event victory highlights the 10 feature winners who were on top with their XXX chassis this weekend. Other Team XXX winners included Dan Kaszubinski, Ryan Beechler, Dave Ekern, Dan Hall, David Dutton, Kyle Miller, Dan Henning, Alan Munn and Steve Parker.
Matt Westfall was a two time main event winner on Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, winning both the regularly scheduled main and the makeup feature from 7/24. The makeup feature was run first, and Westfall engaged in a thrilling battle with race leader Mike Brecht before finally planting his XXX chassis on the high groove and streaking away for the win. In the second feature, Westfall streaked away early, utilizing his pole position to the maximum advantage as he racked up his 6th win in 8 races at WRP, with the two non-wins being 2nd place finishes.
Empire Super Sprint veteran Dan Kaszubinski went north of the border to pick up his first win of the season in his XXX chassis. Following an early race tangle with second place running Kevin Ward, Kaszubinksi reasserted himself, finding some speed in the high groove around the tight ¼” mile of Le RPM Speedway in Quebec to take his first win of 2010 and 31st career tally with the ESS.
Last week, Ryan Beechler busted out a brand new XXX chassis and won with it at Kennedale Speedway Park. This week, Beechler took another main event win, toppling the ultra tough Sprint Series of Texas at Boyd Raceway. Beechler started tenth and made his way to the front like a rocket ship en route to the win. With the new car being 2 for 2 on race wins, Beechler will look to keep his momentum up by taking on the SST next at Heart o Texas Speedway on September 11th.
Dave Ekern was a race winner this past weekend in his XXX chassis at I-90 Speedway in Hartford, SD. Ekern won the 360 feature on Saturday night after starting in the 5th position. The win was his first of the year. Dave buys his XXX chassis & components from S&T Fab Shop in Flandreu, SD.
Dan Hall held off Ken Mackey at Butler Speedway in Michigan to take his second win of the year in 410 competition. The two started side by side on the front row, and traded moves back and forth with Hall eventually pulling ahead enough to secure the victory. He also won the heat race.
David Dutton was a first time winner on the season in his XXX sprint car chassis at Creek County Speedway in Oklahoma. Dutton used a lap four restart to his advantage, taking the lead and running away from the field to take the sprint car win.
Kyle Miller pulled off the ever elusive clean sweep at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday night. Running non-wing, Miller was quick time, won the dash, heat and main event after inheriting the point on lap 14 and making some deft moves in traffic. Congratulations Kyle!
Dan Henning had an ultra loaded weekend of racing, and his XXX 600 mini sprint was up to the task. On Friday night, Henning ran from the back of his feature to finish 4th place in the main at his local track. Saturday night at Nobles County Speedway in Minnesota, Dan won his heat and took the preliminary night feature win of the Worthington Nationals. On Sunday night, Henning ran second in the Worthington Nationals finale, and took third in the companion non-wing race. Congratulations Dan on your strong efforts all weekend!
For Skagit Speedway veteran Alan Munn, a season like this has been a long time coming. On Saturday night, Munn won his third race of the year and stretched his points lead in the Budweiser 360 division at ASA member track Skagit Speedway, leading all 25 laps of the main in his Munn Construction #42 XXX. Alan has never won a Skagit Speedway track championship in his 30+ years of racing and will look to bring home his first season title with only one points race remaining.
Also at Skagit Speedway, Steve Parker shook a 6 season monkey of his back, taking home his first main event victory since roughly late 2005 in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint division. After battling mechanical woes all season, Parker put it all together on this cool August night, leading all 20 laps en route to the win in his Construction Unlimited #23 XXX.
Like a boulder gathering momentum rolling downhill, Team XXX drivers are posting more wins as the season grows long. Is it because the money they’ve saved on their high quality XXX chassis and components has been used towards other areas of their race program? Pick up your XXX chassis at your local dealer today and find out! Reach us online at www.xxxraceco.com or at 866.632.9925. Triple X Race Co – Race Inspired. Race Proven. Race Hard and Save!