F Modified Ladies
Running in the second heat on Tuesday proved challenging for all
four competitors in FML. Each of
them struggled with hitting cones,
spinning or having DNFs.
Michelle Quinn, the reigning
champ, had two cones on her first
run. Knowing that the West Course
was drying and that it was most likely
going to come down to the last run,
Quinn opted to stay on her dry setup
for all three runs. Her tactic proved
true as all of the drivers stood on
their third runs for the first day.
Quinn was in the lead with a 64.332
with a 3.3sec gap back to Julie Shaver,
who spun on her first run and was
dirty on her second.
Blue skies and dry pavement
brought out smiles for the FML
drivers, but the smiles went away for
all but Quinn as cones began to fall.
The battle of the day was for the final
trophy spot between Angela Previte
and Shaver. Previte had the one clean
run between them, a 63. 5 that was
enough to move her into the second
Although she had a firm grasp on
the lead, Quinn wasn’t satisfied going
into her final run. “There were a
couple of spots that I kept messing up
because I wasn’t looking ahead far
enough, so I was focusing on getting
those spots better,” she said. She
posted a 61.304 for a two day
combined total of 125.636 with her
margin of victory being 6.389sec.
“THERE WERE A COUPLE OF SPOTS THAT I KEPT MESSING UP BECAUSE I WASN’T LOOKING AHEAD FAR ENOUGH” Michelle Quinn
1. Jeff Colegrove Fing Red Devil 117.989
2. Stefan Colegrove Fing Red Devil 118.137
3. Scott Nardin SBnd KBS Mk. 7 120.472
4. Keith Beumer LOL Demon 120.908
5. Chris Mosley LOL Red Devil 121.302
6. Glen Barnhouse BgSk Lucifer 121.632
7. Jeff Blumenthal NeOh KBS Mk. 7 121.856
8. Paul Magee NeOh KBS Mk. 4 122.150
9. Greg Piper/ Tex (KBS Mk. 4); 10. Michael Vesecky/BgSk (Lucifer); 11. Gary Kramar/
Tex (Zink); 12. William Murphy/BgSk (Red Devil); 13. Mark Moskal/LOL (Demon); 14.
Steven Mosley/LOL (Red Devil); 15. Phillip Penner/Tex (Zink); 16. Paul Shaver/Fing
(KBS Mk. 7); 17. Bruce Schlaebitz/BgSk (Red Devil); 18. Bill Crawford/Chi (KBS Mk. 7);
19. Bob Qualkinbush/KC (Adams Aero); 20. Paul Kurtz/Tex (Red Devil); 21. Vernon
Maxey/KC (Lynx B); 22. Dan Hawrylkiw/Ariz (Zink Z19); 23. Mike Hearne/NeOh (KBS
Mk. 4); 24. Tom Buckman/SagV (Invader); 25. Steve Garnjobst/Milw (Novakar J9); 26.
Arnie Coleman/Con D (Maverick); 27. Lynn Wilson/StL (Solo Vee).
F MODIFIED LADIES
1. Michelle Quinn WN Y KBS Mk. 7
2. Angela Previte BgSk Lucifer
3. Julie Shaver/Fing (KBS Mk. 7); 4. Mitzi Vesecky/BgSk (Lucifer).
“be in the hunt” in F Modified after
finishing 12th and 13th last year,
their first Nationals. Jeff, the elder of
the two, started day one with a solid
first two runs on the West Course,
his second, a 60. 7, was quick enough
to be up on Stefan by just over half a
second. Then came run number
three – Stefan was first up and
bested his brother by 0.4sec with a
run of 60.246, then sat back and
watched as Jeff turned a time that
would have reclaimed the lead, but
it was dirty.
Theirs were the only times in the
60s. 2010 Champion Keith Beumer
was closest at 61.2. Only two others
had a 61sec run.
Asked how he would prepare
himself to come back against his little
brother, Jeff candidly responded
“I just remember that I’m the older
brother and that’s what I’m supposed
to do.” His game plan was basic: He
put his headphones on and walked
the East Course again that evening.
F MODIFIED Jeff Colegrove Finger Lakes Region All Star Graphics/Berg Racing Red Devil
Jeff and Stefan Colegrove, brothers from upstate New York, made the
long haul to Lincoln to compete for
what they thought was a chance to
F MODIFIED LADIES
Western New York
Thanks Jeff, Mom & Dad
KBS Mk. 7
The next afternoon Jeff would stand
on his first run of 57.272 and let the
rest of the field come chase him.
Stefan got closest on his third try with
a 57. 8, but it wasn’t enough to top Jeff
whose combined time of 117.989 gave
him a 0.148sec win over his brother.
Scott Nardin, who was sitting in
fifth on day one, made a big jump past
Beumer into third on his last run with
a 58. 5. Nardin was ecstatic to just be
driving after an accident in 2009 took
part of his right hand and left him
with nerve damage in his arm. Nardin,
who had only driven five times since
then, credited the Evolution School for
helping him get his game back. His
first event in this car was at Nationals.