Jim Daniels wins Dutch Classic Hemi Challenge
Written by LeeAnne   
Friday, 24 October 2008 17:05

Congratulations to Jim Daniels and the entire Barton Camp for winning the Mopar Hemi Challenge at the Dutch Classic in one of the closest races ever, narrowly beating Jim Pancake in the finals...and on a weekend when we saw Charlie Westcott Jr. post two of the quickest times ever - a 8.383 in qualifying and a 8.386 in Round 2.  It just goes to show you - it isn't over until it's over.  In the semi-final round Daniels took the win when Charlie Westcott Sr. set the red light a glow.  Jim Pancake took on Charlie Westcott Jr, beating him in the lights.  Westcott had a little tire spin just a short ways out and even though he re-connected, the only thing he saw of Pancake was the taillights.  When it came time for the final round, the Maple Groove live chat room ask the question, who would win.  80% of those listening to the broadcast responded in favor of Pancake, after all he has won here before.  While both drivers jumped the lights, Daniels got the win with an -.005 RT, 8.474 at 154.07 mph against Pancake's -.012 RT, 8.477 at 154.03 mph. Our webmaster said it best - that's crazy close!! What a way to get your first Hemi Challenge win!

Charlie Westcott Jr. still picks up a check for the championship and should be commended for setting a new standard of excellence in Hemi Super Stock Racing.  This is his passion and it shows.

The 2009 season begins anew next March (to the best of our knowledge)...and the great thing about racing is that you never know when somebody will find that one new thing, that next little trick that might just put the Westcott's on notice!  We'll keep you updated throughout the winter.....

Congratulations again to Jim Daniels!!!







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