Myron Battman Kinnard TQs and Wins SIRC
Fresh off his TQ and win in Daytona, Florida's Bash at the Beach in June, the Battman made his way to the 2018 Summer Chill Shoot-Out Championship to showcase the Team Associated and Reedy Powered products. At Southern Indiana Raceway (SIRC), Team Associated and Reedy Powered driver Myron "Battman" Kinnard was on hand at what turned out to be a nice warm-up race for the USVTA Nationals in September. The one-day event drew racers from the entire region, including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee. The largest and most competitive class was the USVTA class.
As the event got started, the Vintage Trans Am competition was on fire with some really good runs from several top VTA drivers, including Ohio top gun Von Perry, whose early TQ was a near flawless 28-lapper. By the next qualifier I had a very good 28-lapper, but Mr. Perry was back and made TQ. Not to be outdone, I made some adjustments to the Reedy Powered TC7.1, and for the last qualifier put the TQ in the hands of the Blue Team with a 28-lapper that was three seconds over the previous TQ.
The competition was so tight that the 27-lappers were down at the bottom of the B Main. Every lap was critical; no one could afford a mistake, and that made for some very exciting racing. At the end of the day it was once again a Team Associated/Reedy Powered team driver took the win in a very close battle with .2 to spare.
30121# TC7.1 Factory Team
Photos courtesy of Myron "Battman" Kinnard. Thanks to MyronKinnard for this report.