April 23, 2012
Come join us in Havre de Grace Maryland on May 4th, 2012 at Angel's Barber Shop to help kick off First Fridays Festival. We will have our NASCAR Late Model Stock Car there for all you race fans to check out. We will be there 9 a.m. until the festival ends. We will have sodas, hotdogs & give-a-ways for the kids. We will also be taking pictures and we will have them posted on Angel's Barber Shop website for you to download at any time. Be sure to click on the links to check out Angel's Barber Shop and the Havre de Grace festival for more information. We hop to see you there!
March 17, 2012
We are seeking several sponsors to partner with for 3, possibly 4, races in 2012. We are putting together a package deal to present to a large company, small business, organization, etc., to promote them. There will also be a charity organization involved and will recieve all the money collected at the track, at events we attend and other types of donations. For more details, please follow the link provided at the top of this web page, We hope to hear from you and look forward to an exciting 2012 race season.
January 1, 2012
Well, 2012 is now here and we can smell a hint of racing fuel in the air. Good old Saturday Night racing is not too far away and for our 2012 racing season, we are setting out to go racing at Shenadoah Speedway. We have raced there before for a few years or so and wanted to go back. It's another 3/8 mile aspault oval track with some good compitition and we had some pretty good runs there. They have just realeased their 2012 event schedule and we have based our schedule on those dates. We have set our race dates as follows: June 16th, July 28th, August 18th and September 1st. These can change at any time during the season but we will post those changes as they are made. We'll also be posting our starting and finishing positions on our site as the season progesses. Again, we will also keep our Facebook fans up to date during these nights with live track side updates. If you want to keep up with our team's progress, just click on the Facebook logo on the left, like us and send us a friend request. We'll add you to our fan list. We'll see you at the race track in 2012.
November 19, 2011
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship will be decided by either Tony Stewart or Carl Edwards this weekend at Homestead Miami. You gotta give Tony some credit for his efforts this year. After just making into the Chase for the Cup to being at the top giving it everything he has to give Carl a hard fight. Either one of them can win this thing. Tony stated he'll wreck his own mom, or even wreck your mom, if they were driving. "I'm going to run hard no matter what," he also stated. This Should be one heck of a weekend. With the points system setup the way they are for 2011, this should be a hell of a good battle between these two. Tony will be crowned the Champion as long as he finishes four places or better than Carl at the end, providing neither driver leads a lap for the one bonus point. Here is the senerio, with one point awarded for leading a lap, one point for leading the most laps and three points going to the winner, you do the math. It's going to be a mathmatics battle between the two crewchiefs. Mmm, I wonder where I've heard that before? Oh, that's right, when Davey Allison and Allan Kawiki were battling for the championship with that race coming down to who led the most laps at the end. Allan Kawiki won that one by one point because he led the most laps. Can we see a repeat of this? Who knows, but I'll tell you this, there will be some calculators burning up on those pit boxes. Good luck to both of these guys. Let's see what 2012 brings
September 9, 2011
As the 2011 season comes to an end, we are already starting to look forward to the 2012 racing season. With that said, for 2012, we have decided to change where we are going to race. We wanted to experience a track with a rich history and what a better track choice than Motor Mile Speedway in Radford Virginia. With it's .416 total length, 550 ft. 15 degree 70 ft. wide banked tuns, 506 ft. long 7 degree 55 ft. wide banked straights, it's no wonder everyone is coming to race there. Of course it takes funding to race and that is why we are currently seeking a primary sponsor, two secondary sponsors and assosiate sponsors for our 2012 season. We decided to run a limited schedule at Motor Mile Speedway, 3 to 5 races or more with a dedicated primary sponsor. We have put together a list of our package deals and what they can do for you. If you would like to see them, just click HERE. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in 2012. See you at the track!
August 29, 2011
Hurricane Irene has come and gone here on the east coast, good bye Irene! We got somewhat spared this one in our neck of the woods. Besides power outages, includung the race shop for about 24 hours, trees toppled over & some flooding, we are all good here and are getting things somewhat back in order. Now all we need is no more rain, just clear skies for this weekend to go do some racing. These rain outs are getting to the team this year but we will pull through once we hit the track again. See you at the track!
August 12, 2011
Well, well, rain has put a damper on things yet again. Old Dominion has cancelled all racing for Saturday August 13, 2011. Rain has moved in and soaked the area. It seems like Mother Nature dosen't want anyone to race this year. We also made enhancements, and added a few new videos, in the Meadia Room to our videos. All the videos have been moved from our website to YouTube and the images have been linked to those videos. Some visitors have had some issues with the files downloading very slow at times. As of today, all new videos will be linked from our website to the files on YouTube. Thank you and enjoy.
August 9, 2011
After hitting the track yesterday to dial in the car set up, we think it's pretty good, concidering we had pretty worn out tires on it. The set up we have under it should be pretty darn good, maybe a little on the tight side of it, with four new tires under it. We'll just have to wait and see on the next race date. Thank you Bob for your feedback on the car and for dealing with the heat during the day. You are one tough driver.
July 10, 2011
What a tough night & Old Dominion Speedway this past Saturday Night July 9th. We were battling a loose race car all day long. Between the track being hot & very slick and the set up of the car, it was making it hard to find the grip we needed. We made numerous adjustments on the car to get it ready for qualifying. When it can time, we were lined up 3rd in line to go out but the car was still loose for qualifying. When it came time to race, the track didn't cool down & tighten up like we thought it would. The race car was still too loose making it a handful for Bob to drive all night long. Under either green flag condition & caution laps, we pulled the car in to the pits and threw some more adjustments at the car but it wasn't enough to make the car stick to the track. An ill handling car will wear out a driver and that is just what happened to Bob. After climbing out of the car, he commented "I feel like I just raced in the Daytona 500 I'm so worn out." Even after our qualifying effort of 11th, we managed to pull out a 9th place finish when the night was done. During the day, David Polenz and his #33 team was hitting the pit areas asking other race teams for donations to benifit Breast Cancer Awareness. David Polenz himself came over to our pit area and not only did our team members donate some money out of their own pockets but then Griffith Racing decided to donate their race winnings to them also. We're proud to help them out in their cause. In Old Dominion Speedway tradition, when the racing was over all the race fans were able to come down to the pit area to meet the drivers, get autographs & pictures. If you were in our pit area & had your picture taken with Bob or even next to the race car, we'll have them posted on the team's website for you to download for your personal use. Just head on over to www.GriffithRacingMD.com and click on the Media 'toggle switch' at the top of the page. A big Thank You goes out to the race fans that come out to see some good ole Saturday night racing & we'll see you next time. Thank You Bob for all your hard work. We'll get them next time.
The weather was looking pretty good for the day with less then a 20% chance of showers but a higher chance in the later evening hours. We were all trying to be optimistic the weather would hold off so we can get out and race. The day went on as usual with Jim & Joe going over the car to prep for practice, which went very well. The car was sticking to the track while Bob was testing different grooves to see where the car liked the track. The car was looking just as fast as the top 3 or 4 fastest cars out there. After practice was over, Bob climbed out of the car, he was debriefing to Jim & Joe about how well the car handled out there. "I was putting the power down coming out of the turns & the car just launched and kept pulling down the straights. I think this was the best car we've had right off the trailor. It just felt real good, I wasn't 'sawing the wheel' and it was comfortable to drive. I think we may have a top car for tonight." The car was handling so well, Jim & Bob decided to sit out the second practice session to concetrate on qualifying setup. We had a couple teams come up to us and compliment the look & speed of the car we had and look forward to racing with us. That made us fell good about our car. When it came time to qualify, the showers started to rear their ugly head. With qualifying time set at 5 p.m, all the late models were lined up to qualify. We were to go out 3rd but the track officials delayed us going out due to drizzles. About 15 minutes later, the rain got heavier & they decided to call off all racing for the night. It was a disappointing night not getting to race but we now know we have a car that is capable of getting that top 5 fininsh. On that note, come on July 9, 2011. We want to race!! We want to take a moment to that everyone that came out with us & to support our efforts.
June 12, 2011
What a turn out at the Middle River Hobbies Grand Opening this past Saturday. The Grand Opening & Inventational Race was a blast. RC racers came in from all over the greater Baltimore, and even the neoghboring states, just to race on their new Indoor Carpet Track. Rain tried to put a damper on the activities outside but quickly past on though the area. There were all kinds of give aways, raffles, catered food served and alot of RC racing. There were some very fast cars, some were cranking out 9 second or faster lap times. There was plenty of grip on these cars that made for some great heat races and even better finals racing. Head on over to our Media Room for some pictures. Don't forget, if you need parts for your RC car, truck, boat or plane, head on over to Middle River Hobbies. If they don't have it, they'll order it for you.
May 23, 2011
We will be at the Middle River Hobbies on June 11, 2011 fromm 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., to celebrate their Grand Re-Opening of their new store front & indoor RC race track. Come on down to 164 Carroll Island Rd., in Bowley Quarters Shopping Center next to Advance Auto Parts, check out the race car, interact with the team and check out the new Middle River Hobbies indoor track. Don't forget to check out the wide selection of RC cars, planes, boats, large inventory of replacement parts and accessories that you may need. COME ON DOWN AND JOIN THE FUN !! If it happens to be raining on Saturday June 11, we will be here on Sunday June 12.
May 14, 2011
We were forced to make a schedule change for June. The June 4th date has been moved to June 18, as noted in RED. We all need a break from all this rain so we can go racing. Hint to Mother Nature. We'll see you at the track in June.
May 12, 2011
Well, the weather has caused us to cancel this weekends race schedule due to the severe storms moving into the Manassas area. A very high chance, over 70%, of thunder storms moving in by Saturday afternoon and into the evening hours. We will keep an eye on the weather forcast for the weekend of May 21st. Hopefully Old Dominion Speedway will take this weekends Tornados 100 Event and move it to next weekend. We wanna' race !!!
April 24, 2011
For our scheduled May 14th race, the late model class will be titled as The Tornados 100. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the racing will start at 7 p.m. Come on down and enjoy some good Saturday Night racing. See you at the track!
March 31, 2011
Again, the weather has caused us to cancel our test session for April 2, 2011 at Old Dominion Speedway.
March 24, 2011
It seems the weather is going to play havok with everyone again. The test session we had scheduled for March 26 at Old Dominion Speedway has been canceled due to the weather rolling into the Manassas Virginia area. We have been forced to reschedule it to April 2. Maybe the weather will cooperate with us this time. We'll keep you posted on the conditions.
March 22, 2011
Well, the weather at Old Dominion Speedway is not looking to good for this Saturday's test session. We are hoping it will blow on through by then. We'll see what happens by Friday. We'll keep you posted.
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