Local race team sets records at Sacramento Raceway
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 06:01

The Folsom Telegraph, Folsom, California, Wed, 12 May 2010

Thanks to Qld club member Warren Hucker for sending this in.

Don Carter’s 1953 Studebaker, driven by Bret Williamson, speeds down the track

The local Sacramento-based Don Carter Motorsports/Team Eagle Racing/Gore Family Racing Pro Modified 1953 -Studebaker- won the first event of the 2010 season …

…. running with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association at Sacramento Raceway during the ‘Funny Car Fever’ event on the April 23-24 weekend.

It was only the second time out for the new team and this new car. The first time they went to Bakersfield a few weeks prior to the ‘Funny Car Fever’ event to get some testing done so they were ready to rock at the home track. The team qualified first with a 6.09 second pass at more than 240 mph on the quarter-mile track. In the first round of eliminations, the team improved their qualifying time and set a new Sacramento Raceway track and West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod association record with a 5.90 at 248 mph . Car driver Bret Williamson and his team are the first team from the West Coast to run a five-second pass in a Pro Mod car. Anderson won the next two rounds of eliminations and backed up the 5.90 pass with a 5.92 in the final round to take the event win for a clean sweep of the event.

The team is based out of Sacramento. Co-car owner Don Carter resides on El Dorado Hills. Williamson is the driver of the Studebaker and lives in Campbell, Ca. The other co-owner of the car, Rich Gore, grew up with Willismson but he now lives in Georgia and flies out to each race to watch his car run. Jeff Buttler is the crew chief of the race car and lives in Folsom.

The team couldn’t have done any of this without their sponsors: Folsom Lake Toyota (Folsom, Ca), Granitize car care products (South Gate, Ca), Marsh’s Carpet (Sacramento, Ca), Hones Engine off Fulton Ave. (Sacramento, Ca), Network Office Systems (Sacramento Ca), Quarter Mile Designs (Folsom, Ca), and Gladiaator Challenge (Apple Valley, Ca).

The next race for the 1953 Studebaker will be the ‘Nitro Nite’ at Sacramento Raceway on June 11-12. They will once again be racing with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod association class.

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