Noise hurts Hannagan's night at the Gold Cup! August 8th 2006 (Chico, CA) For Randy Hannagan and the Penthouse Magazine team loud header pipes just go with racing, but last night it was just a little too noisy. The San Jose, CA native went...
Noise hurts Hannagan's night at the Gold Cup!
August 8th 2006 (Chico, CA) For Randy Hannagan and the Penthouse Magazine team loud header pipes just go with racing, but last night it was just a little too noisy. The San Jose, CA native went out to qualify and after turning the 8th fastest lap was told that the car was too loud and he would have to requalify. The Silver Dollar speedway requires the cars to run mufflers to tone down the noise and they have to be at a certain decibel level or risk disqualification. That is exactly what happened to Hannagan last night. After making some adjustments the team put the car back on the track where he would time in 18th quick and lose some valuable points. The Penthouse team would have to make it up in the heat race and the feature.
Starting 3rd in his heat, Hannagan quickly moved into the lead and never looked back locking him solidly into the "A" main. Hannagan would start 14th and put on a show for his local California fans. Using the low side of the track Hannagan would power past cars to the 10th running position. With the laps winding down he got a run out or 3-4 and made the move for 9th. The checkers flew and a top ten was in the books. That effort put the Penthouse Magazine #1x Maxim 10th in the points on night one and at least a solid shot at the tomorrow nights $50,000 to win "A" main.
"What are you going to do." Hannagan said. "You would have thought that if I was loud in hot laps they would have said something. It is what it is. We had a pretty good car, needed to be a bit looser in the feature and we could have gained a few more spots. If we have to run the "B" tomorrow night we just have to come through it and get to the "A". It will just depend on how things shake out tonight."