Eric Parker was all set to be recognized as the 2014 PASS champion at the Keystone RaceSaver Classic but was unable to attend as he was in an ambulance. Parker got caught up in a nasty crash at the end of the race and was taken to the hospital. This Saturday Parker will finally get recognition for his accomplishment at the PANCHO'S Racing Products open house.
Parker picked up the championship over good friend Michael Wagner in a very closely contended championship run. The Parker / Wagner competition was just one example of the close competition in the series in 2014. Here are some of the year ending stats.
The series completed 34 races with:
22 different winners
10 first time winners
67 Active local teams participated throughout the season and only about 1/3 ran more than 10 of the 31 race which encourages a recreational approach.
Eric Parker competed in the most races with 26. Parker and Wagner each had 4 wins which was the highest win total.
Cowboy Jim Kennedy was easily the oldest winner when he picked up a win at Racing for Heroes speedway just before he turned 80 years old.
2015 will be almost identical in schedule with most tracks doing very similar dates as 2014. There are no planned rule changes for 2015.
A late schedule change caused the cancellation of the annual meeting on October 25th so the open house will serve as an informal replacement for the meeting with teams invited to stop by between 9 am and noon have an opportunity to give feedback on the season and get some updates on 2015. New teams interested in the series are also invited to stop by for interviews.
Attendance at the open house is not mandatory and teams are welcome to come and go at any time due to the flea market and racing at SSP in the afternoon. We'll have a brief presentation for Mr Parker at 11 am and review any feedback we have from teams that visit. Teams that stick around for the presentation will be eligible for some door prizes from Panchos, Eric Parker will get first choice!