Team Wandahsega Racing on top at St. Ignace!

St. Ignace 2015St. Ignace pic 2Ben Wandahsega takes the podium in St. Ignace as the 40th annual car show and mud run competition. See below for his race report:

Back on top of the box at St. Ignace!!!!

After our rough start to the season, I’m glad to say that we finally had a good weekend! The weather was sunny and clear in St. Ignace for the 40th annual car show and mud runs. This is a very well attended event, and has been for years, the car show draws hundreds of classic and muscle cars. The mud runs also draw a good amount of trucks and spectators as well.

The Big Tire Class was the largest and most competitive of the day, 12 trucks strong. We were hoping that our bad luck would turn around, didn’t need any more broken parts! I was is the 4th group to run, when I pulled up to the line, it’s pretty different that last year, now I bump in using the trans brake, don’t touch the regular brake pedal at all. Once lined up I brought the RPM’s up to almost 4000, then it feels like lift off!!! The truck definitely launched harder off the line, giving us the wheel speed to help make up a few tenths that we lacked last season. Our first run felt really good, 4.251 seconds. We came back around, switched lanes, and was hoping for another good pass. Again, we bumped in, and had another good launch, 4.367 seconds. Our combined time was a 8.618 giving us 1st place!!!!!

It felt really good to be back on top, and represent our sponsors as they should be. We still are having a minor fuel pressure issue to correct, once that’s done, it should give us a little more speed that we’re looking for.

With a couple more events to go this season, we look forward to more 1st place finishes.   Our next event will be in Aurora, WI, this is another one that has been held annually, 2015 makes it 30 years that the Rescue Squad has put on this event.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support:

BDS SUSPENSIONS
BINK’S COCA COLA
HANNAHVILLE INDIAN COMMUNITY
COZZY’S POLARIS
GENERAL TIRE
TEN FACTORY
HILL TOP RV SUPER STORE
REZZ ROCKET FIREWORKS
MOTIVE GEAR
METHOD RACING WHEELS
DELTA DISPOSAL
TOM’S MUFF-EX
KOBAS ELECTRIC
BENOITS GLASS
LOFHOLM’S BUILDING CENTER
BERGER AND KING
MILWAUKEE TOOLS
NPHPOWERTOOLS.COM
SWEETGRASS GOLF CLUB

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