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APDALY LOPEZ WINS AGAIN AT QUALCOMM STADIUM

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San Diego, Calif. (May 18, 2013) – Apdaly Lopez took the lead on Lap-3 en route to taking his second straight SST win in the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final.

Rob Archibald and Michael Ward started the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final, which saw Archibald jump out to the early lead before stopping shortly after for a broken right front suspension. Michael Ward would find trouble on Lap-2 turning over his No. 317 SUPER Buggy bringing out the red flag.

On the restart Lopez would waste no more time getting to the front of the field driving past leader Eddie Tafoya. The No. 84 of Jerry Welchel was next to challenge Tafoya for the second position, battling back and forth until Welchel eventually took the lead on Lap-6.

Trouble would find Welchel two laps later as the No. 84 became stuck in the sand losing multiple positions and fading back into the running order.

Lopez would not look back driving away to capture the win over Eddie Tafoya and third place finisher Michael Ward.

Super Buggy- Official Results
Pos. Driver Laps Running / Reason Out
1 Apdaly Lopez 12 Running
2 Eddie Tafoya 12 Running
3 Michael Ward 12 Running
4 Eric Jacobus 12 Running
5 Jerry Welchel 12 Running
6 Rob Archibald 8 OUT

 


 

APDALY LOPEZ WINS AT QUALCOMM STADIUM

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San Diego, Calif. (May 4, 2013) – Apdaly Lopez manged to shake the mechanical woes of the previous two races to take the lead on Lap 7 en route to taking his first SST win in the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final.

Phil Bollman and Cole Belio started the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final and raced around the challenging course. Rick Welch made contact with another driver and became stalled on top of the k-rail entering the sand. Bollman was in control of the fast paced race, until a tangle with Eddie Tafoya and Eric Jacobus in the hairpin caused Bollman to slip back to the sixth position. Lopez managed to steer away from the collision and drive into the lead.

Bollman would find trouble again on final lap flipping over and stalling Tafoya in the sand. Lopez drove away to capture the win over Eric Jacobus and third place finisher Michael Ward.

Super Buggy SAN DIEGO – Official Results
Pos. Driver Laps Running / Reason Out
1 Apdaly Lopez 12 Running
2 Eric Jacobus 12 Running
3 Michael Ward 12 Running
4 Eddie Tafoya 12 Running
5 Rob Archibald 12 Running
6 Phil Bollman 6 OUT
7 Rick Welch 1 OUT
8 Cole Belio 1 OUT

 


 

Jerry Whelchel Takes The Win At The LA Coliseum

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Los Angeles, Calif. (April 28, 2013) – Jerry Whelchel, the only competitor to compete in every single Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group event made his return to stadium racing a successful one taking the lead on Lap 3, taking the win in the 10-lap SUPER Buggy final.

Adrian Cenni and Apdaly Lopez started the 12-lap SUPER Buggy final and raced around the challenging course until Lopez stalled on the front stretch of lap-3. Cenni, of New York, NY fell back several positions after making contact with another driver. While trying to make up lost position, Cenni chose the cross-over jump and landed hard breaking the right front suspension.

Cenni would drop out on lap-5 after Rino Navero would jump over the concrete retaining wall brining out the red flag.Welchel went on to capture the win over Tyler Winburry and third place finisher Phil Bollman. 

Super Buggy LA COLISEUM – Official Results
Pos. No. Driver Laps Running / Reason Out
1 84 Jerry Whelchel 12 Running
2 94 Tyler Winbury 12 Running
3 55 Phil Bollman 12 Running
4 67 Eric Jacobus 12 Running
5 51 Eddie Tafoya 10 Running
6 10 Rino Navero 3 Accident
7 11 Adrian Cenni 3 Suspension
8 12 Apdaly Lopez 3 Mechanical
9 90 Steven Arilia 0 Mechanical
10 311 Kyle Quinn 0 Mechanical

 


 

Eddie Tafoya takes the win in the Super Buggy class at Phoenix.

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Phoenix, AZ (April 6th, 2013) –In the Super Buggy main race it was the #51 of Eddie Tafoya who dominated the entire race.  Early on in the race Tafoyo broke the left front suspension on the Specialty Fasteners buggy, dragging the unsteerable, sagging left front for the remainder of the race.  At the finish line, the #18 Interstate Batteries buggy of Harvey finished just .221 seconds behind Tafoya.  Rob Martensen and the Kovach Building Enclosures #36 rounded out the top three.  – From Arizona Auto Scene

 

Super Buggy PHOENIX – Official Results
Pos. No. Driver Laps Running / Reason Out
1 51 Eddie Tafoya 10 Running
2 18 Robb Harvey 10 Running
3 36 Rob Martensen 10 Running
4 11 Adrian Cenni 10 Running
5 9 Brian Mullenix 10 Running
6 97 Antonio Ortega 9 Running
7 99 Richard Ronco 5 Accident
8 23 Larry Foddrill 3 Accident
9 12 Carlos Apdaly Lopez Gomez 2 Mechanical
10 48 Rick Welch 0 Accident

 

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