Redneck Express Mid-West Dragracing series held at the Memphis Chevy show

Memphis International April 22 to 24 2022

This will be one of the last races at Memphis as the property has been sold

This is to be an 1/8 mile event

The crew for this race consisted of Crew chief Sharon Hand, Steve Legendre, Jim Fox, and Dick Boxell,, with Steves son Steve Legendre, his wife and little girl Plus Chuck Hunnycutt and Lee Woehele coming in Saturday. Not being able to attend were Gary and GT Tonglet as they were supporting LE at Houston in NHRA ProStock Bike.

Chris has been super busy during the downtime with the high work load at his business, and redesigning the fuel and Ignition systems on the Redneck Express.

Chris had Three complete powerplants ready for action, with Patton in the bike,

Chris and Sharon arrive Friday morning we set up the pit area and ready the bike for Round 1 of Qualifying,,we fire the bike to check And it barks pretty good!!

Since Memphis had suffered downpours of rain Wednesday they call the day to attempt to dry the track out from water seeping up under the track

Saturday Q 1 , Left Lane

They prep the track and we get the call .

We ready the bike and tow up to the staging lanes. Sharon runs the starter while Fox runs the squirter,start the bike, Chris rolls through the waterbox, Fox Wipes the front tire and Chris does his burnout. Myself and Steve,(mostly Steve) along with Chuck push the bike back with the direction from Fox . Chris lines up Prestages , Sharon turns on the computer , Chris stages, the lights flash and its on a run but Chris feels it go fat and clicks it off Steve goes to and tow Chris back but the pits are so crowded they push the bike most of the way beck and we help get it back to the pit

Once we get it back, we blow it out and do the leak down.

ALL good, and the plugs are perfect!

Chris downloads the data but the clutch and fuels systems did not activate for some reason, so it ran on the primaries all the way

Memphis gremlins continue to plague the RNE

Friday Q 2 , Right Lane

We ready the bike again and tow up to the staging lanes. Sharon runs the starter while Fox runs the squirter,start the bike, Chris rolls through the waterbox, Fox Wipes the front tire and Chris does his burnout. Myself and Steve,(mostly Steve) along with Chuck push the bike back with the direction from Fox . Chris lines up Prestages , Sharon turns on the computer , Chris stages, the lights flash and the chute pops out right after the hit! It runs a 5.13 dragging the chute fully open! Puts us #2 on the ladder.

Steve goes and tows Chris part way back due to the crowded pit situation

We blow it out and do the leak down,#2 shows a little but still runable.

Racepack shows data again this time but shows no clutch movement, Gremlins again

Friday E1 , Right Lane

We are scheduled to run Mitch Brown for this round and we have lane choice

We ready the bike for elimination runs and tow up to the staging lanes. Sharon runs the starter while Fox runs the squirter,start the bike, Chris rolls through the waterbox, Fox Wipes the front tire and Chris does his burnout.

Myself and Steve,(mostly Steve again) along with Chuck push the bike back with the direction from Fox . Chris lines up Prestages , Sharon turns on the computer , Chris stages, the lights flash , Mitch gets off the line first and leads down track, with Chris close behind both bikes fighting the crown and Mitch crosses and Chris clicks it and immediately the bike darts left and crossed behind and into Mitches lane..After considerable time it is determined and both are DQed

Shortly after E1 at 9:00PM they call the event

Special thanks to Wayne and Donna Pingel , and Todd Ulhman.


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