The Crower Cup returned to Barona late last Saturday night, for the second race of the 3 race series. It was a long night of racing to see who'd win the second round, burning the late night oil at Barona. But the final would not come down to the current points leader, Roy Sommers, or even any of the 28 drivers that partook in the first race. The final would come down to two Crower newcomers: Noel Cuevos, and his 1971 Chevy Camaro and Alex Savcedo and his 1970 Chevy truck. The two were closely matched, with Noel having the slightly faster truck and the slightly faster 6.56 dial against Alex's 6.77. Alex'd get the lead off the starting line, nailing a .042 reaction time compared to Noel's .080, but Noel was shooting out of the gate like a bolt of lightning, building his lead up against Alex, until at the last possible moment, he let off on the gas, crossing the finish line at just over 100 MPH, and with a 6.570 E/T on his 6.56 dial, while Alex came behind him with a 6.843 on a 6.77, giving the second round of the Crower Cup to Noel Cuevos.
Noel Cuevos (Near) in his 71 Camaro, preparing to burn out against Alex Savcedo (Far) in his 70 Chevy Truck.
With the finals being ran between two newcomers, and lone semifinalist Todd Ferguson improving on his 13-way tie for last place, the Crower championship is still very much up for grabs, with the Crower Cup finale coming on August 6th.
But before then, in two weeks, is the second Summit Series weekend, with a cool night race on Saturday starting at 4PM, and a hot Sunday of speed starting at 10AM. See you there!