Momentum Swings For HWR

Spokane Raceway Park – Spokane, Wa. –

8-25-07 – The HayWire Motorsports, Mauritsen Enterprises stock car joined the Limited Late Model Racing Series at Spokane Raceway Park for the sixth race on the series schedule.

After what looked to be a dominating effort at Port Angeles Speedway was thwarted by mechanical trouble early in the evening for the HayWire Motorsports team, the crew headed to Spokane Raceway Park with high hopes for a good run to change what has become the longest string of bad luck ever seen.

With the goal stated by driver “Terrible” Tim McDougald being nothing short of a win, the crew set to work to achieve the desired results. But once again, Lady Luck reared her ugly head when transmission trouble struck the #68 car right away. With their hopes fleeting, a ray of hope began to shine as fellow driver Bob Hays lost his engine in practice and offered up his transmission to keep the HayWire Motorsports team in contention.

With the transmission replaced, and only one practice session to learn a track he had never seen, “Terrible” Tim McDougald qualified the car 4th on the grid. This result was very satisfying for the entire crew. “I was very happy with the qualifying position, after what we went through when we got here that was just amazing!” said driver Tim McDougald.

Starting on the front row of the Trophy-Dash, “Terrible” Tim McDougald took the lead on the first lap and never looked back taking the win and his first trophy of the season. “This was what I was looking for!” said Tim McDougald, “I said I wanted a win, and we got one! I can’t believe how that all worked out. It feels great to win one for my guys, they work so hard every week, they deserve it so much!”

The main event was easily won by the #19 of Marc Oergel, who was allowed to run a car that did not meet the LLMRS rules in an effort to increase car count, and with a late race charge “Terrible” Tim McDougald took 3rd place, barely edging out Jim Jusillla by roughly half a fender right at the line. “This was a great night for us,” said Tim McDougald, “we made up a lot of ground in the points. With the non-points cars removed from the standings, we will be 2nd for the main, 2nd for the heat & 2nd for qualifying. I’m very happy with that, it couldn’t have gone better really.”

Look for the #68 Mauritsen Enterprises / HayWire Motorsports Pontiac Grand Prix to put together one last drive at Port Angeles Speedway for Championship night.