SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. - ArmsUp Motorsports is in the final stages of preparation for the 2008 racing season. Excitement is high after a successful 2007 season which saw the ArmsUp squad claim a fourth place finish in the Formula Continental class at the SCCA National Championships. Over the winter break ArmsUp Motorsports added two new drivers to its FC contingent with John and Revere Greist coming on-board. The Sheboygan Falls team also completed restoration on Walter Vollrath's beautiful 1978 Lola 497 C Sports Racer.
Revere Greist puts his new Van Diemen through its paces at a recent test in Savannah, Ga.
(Photo Courtesy The Greist Family)
TOPEKA, Ks. - Kirk Kindsfater claimed his first top-five finish at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, finishing fourth in the Formula Continental class. Kirk's ArmsUp Motorsports teammate, Jim Victor, took home an 11th place finish moving up three spots from his 14th place starting position. The race topped what was a successful week for the ArmsUp Motorsports team that saw both of their cars run strong throughout the entire National Championships at the Heartland Park Topeka circuit.
Kirk Kindsfater claimed his and ArmsUp Motorsports best Runoffs result with a fourth place finish.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kirk Kindsfater will roll off of the grid for the SCCA National Championships from the seventh position, his ArmsUp Motorsports teammate Jim Victor will start from the 14th position. The story of the race may be rain though, as scattered storms are predicted in the Topeka area all day.
Gregg Borland and Kirk Kindsfater discuss Thursday's qualifying session where Kindsfater posted the seventh quickest time.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kirk Kindsfater will be forced to wait till the last day of qualifying to lay down a time for the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. Wednesday's qualifying session was scheduled to be a 10-minute session, but the entire FC field spent that time in pit-lane. Just after the FC field took the green a car went off in the high speed turn 1-2 complex which brought out the black flag.
Kirk Kindsfater was forced to wait till the final qualifying session to set a time because of the black flag.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Jim Victor was able to post his first official laps of the SCCA National Championship Runoffs this morning. With the rain clouds from Monday morning all but a memory, Victor took his number 01 Van Diemen to track for his first qualifying session of the week.
Jim Victor just missed the top 10 in his first day of qualifying.
TOPEKA, Kansas - In what was supposed to be the first official on-track day for the ArmsUp Motorsports team at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs turned out to be a day off. As the team arrived at the track this morning they were greeted by what remained of overnight showers. Qualifying for the ArmsUp duo of Jim Victor and Kirk Kindsfater was scheduled for 9:50 in the morning and it was apparent the track would still be wet for the session.
Both ArmsUp Motorsports cars sat idle today as the rains fell on the Heartland Park Track this morning
TOPEKA, Kansas - ArmsUp Motorsports drivers Jim Victor and Kirk Kindsfater began their quest for the SCCA National Championship at the Heartland Park Topeka racetrack. The week long event, which pits the best drivers from each of the SCCA regions together for a winner-take-all National Championship, started over the weekend with testing Saturday and Sunday.
Kindsfater and Victor put their ArmsUp Motorsports prepared cars through their paces over the two days of testing.