Demeny Shows Speed Then Gets Cinder Blocked - Oshkosh Report Abrams, WI (July 27, 2010) - Don Demeny, after fighting driveline issues much of the season, looked to Oshkosh at the start of the new season for the veteran Super Stock Truck ...
Demeny Shows Speed Then Gets Cinder Blocked - Oshkosh Report
Abrams, WI (July 27, 2010) - Don Demeny, after fighting driveline issues much of the season, looked to Oshkosh at the start of the new season for the veteran Super Stock Truck competitor. New for the weekend was the purple color scheme of his Dodge Ram 1500 race truck. The purple was intended to bring additional attention to his sponsors Nsight Teleservices, Cellcom, and BFGoodrich Tires, but after what happened in Round 8, the new color didn't catch the attention of his fellow racers.
Don Demeny had a new sense of confidence after solving his driveline issues at Bark River. The Demeny Racing Team understands how important the mental side of Motorsports is to having a successful program, so Don declared Oshkosh the start of the new season.
Somehow even after all the rain the Fox Valley experienced in the past week, USAC crews prepared an unbelievable off-road race track at the Oshkosh Speedzone. The .6mile layout had high speed, high flying jumps as well as a wild rhythm section filled with jumps, bumps, and holes. The infield rhythm section really challenged the Super Stock Truck racers.
Friday Evening Round 7
As the sun was setting the fourteen truck Super Stock field lied up for the rolling start. Don Demeny and his #885 Nsight Teleservices Cellcom BFGoodrich Tires Dodge Ram were positioned in the ninth spot. The start of the race saw some confusion with a couple trucks moving out of position and a possible restart mentioned on the radio. Regardless the race began on the first try. Quickly Don worked his way through traffic avoid most of the contact that is common on short tracks like Oshkosh and crossed the finish in fifth place.
The next morning the Demeny Racing Team went to work prepping the truck for the evening's man event. During the prep work a cracked spindle was found and replaced before some the crew even realized what was happening.
Saturday Evening Round 8
Once again Don had his BFGoodrich Dodge lined up in the ninth spot. After talking with his spotter, CJ Greaves, the two Abrams, Wisconsin natives had a plan to get the purple Nsight Teleservices Dodge right to front. The plan was to ride long the outside of the first infield turn avoiding the usual inside corner pileup. When the green flag dropped and the field made its way the first tight corner, several trucks plugged up the inside and Don's plan seemed to be working. Then somehow before the #885 Dodge could clear the pileup, a couple of truck dashed in front of Don putting him into the cinder blocks ripping the right front corner off the truck.
"You know I could be really mad about the incident, but I'm not," commented Don Demeny. "It was just a racing thing with everyone moving to the outside it was bound to happen. I just wish the outside wall wasn't cinder blocks. I guess I better go back to my yellow body for Bark River. Maybe everyone will see me next time."
After eight round of racing in the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL Super Stock Truck Championship, Don Demeny is currently in fourth place.
The next race on the 2010 TORC Series World Tour is August 14-15 in Bark River, Michigan.