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Date of the Event: 03.11.2009JConcepts' Steven Hartson TQ's and WINS in Chi-Town
Event: Team Checkpoint Chi-Town Shootout
Location: Leisure Hours Raceway (Joliet, Illinois)
Dates: March 7-8th, 2009
Classes: 2wd Mod, 4wd Mod
Race Reporter: Dan Hartson
This highly popular race in the midwest has grown every year and 2009 was no exception. With over 160 entries the Shootout has become a sizable electric event. The layout was challenging track was smooth wet clay and held the moisture the whole weekend. The weather conditions were rain both days helping assisting the track conditions.
Steven Hartson traveled all the way from SoCal to race with the large contingent of midwest "fast" guys. Running the Gold Compound Bar Codes on both 2wd and 4wd all the way around, Steven was able to TQ in 2wd Mod by being the only driver to run 17 laps...and he did it every round. Hartson ended up 2nd in 4wd Mod after some technical difficulties in qualifying.
The momentum was kept for the mains and the ended up little different from qualifying. Steven won 2wd Mod and was able to make the pass for the win in 4wd mod, lapping the field in the process. He also took the Dash for Cash with the Top 4 Qualifiers of 4wd mod, netting him $230 cash.
Photo Credit: Dan Hartson and davecnitrors4.