Byrne Steals the Show, Win #5
Shullsburg WI – At Auto City Speedway in Clio MI Saturday October 4, Doug Dietsch won the WOMS Championship but David Byrne stole the show with the feature win.
The race was a good one with David Byrne, Dallas Melby, Tom Fedorczyk and Pat Wilda all looking very fast in practice and the heats. Wilda ended up having mechanical problems and dropped out early. The remaining three battled closely the first half of the race but Byrne and Melby eventually pulled away to make it a two car race. The lead changed hands once as the laps counted down but Byrne was able to hold Melby off at the end by 5 car lengths.
This was Byrne’s fourth WOMS feature win this year. Fedorczyk and Byrne won the heats with Melby fast qualifier. Unofficial 2008 point results – Dietsch, Rutledge, Fedorczyk, Shroad, Byrne, Hughes, VanderMolen, Osborn, D. Troyer, Barnett
David Byrne has had 5 wins in 2008, one at Kalamazoo Mi back in April, Angola IN on July 5th, Morris Il on August 9th Spartan Mi August 29, and now Auto City MI October 4th. Byrne finished second in the 2008 UMARA Championship and 5th in the WOMS Championship despite missing 1 race with UMARA and 3 races with WOMS. The disappointment of the year was when the team had to miss the Berlin MI race because of a family commitment.
“It was tough not being able to run the Berlin Race” explained David, “but Family is forever and racing will always be there.” “By not running that race took all hopes of the Championship away”, but heck we at least kept Jimmy [Andersen] sweating right up until race time”, said David.
The Byrne Racing team now focuses on a couple of USAC National Races out west. One in Phoenix Arizona on November 6th and the other in Irwindale California on Thanksgiving night called the “Turkey Night Grand Prix. Stay tuned to www.byrneracing.net for our results.
Byrne Racing would like to thank all who have helped us reach for our dreams; Truck Country, Tricor Insurance and Financial Services, RaceTeamGear.com and Bytec Resource Management Inc. Without them, none of this would be possible.