S&S Motorsports posts another win

The S&S Motorsports Supermodified Racing League team from Carson City seems unstoppable.

Owned by Tom Silsby and Steve Shaw, the team behind the baby blue No. 98 machine is the dominating factor in the 2005 season of the SRL, with only one driver capable of its accomplishments - Troy Regier, from Dinuba, Calif.

Monday at Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City, Utah, Regier again posted fast time in qualifying on a track he already owns fast time at. With 18 cars in the field, one of the largest of the season, Regier took no prisoners in doing what he does best, racing the wheels off an 800-plus horsepower racecar.

"Troy wanted to break his own qualifying record," Shaw said, "It's a 12.83, but we adjusted just a little too much and he only hit a 13.09. Which was still good enough for fast time."

Regier began his heat race at the rear of the field, and quickly moved to the front to take the win. For the main event, he drew No. 10 on the invert, putting him in the fifth row, outside for the start of the 50-lap feature.

"The guy who was leading most of the race, Ricky Ott, from Houston, was driving one on one of our old chassis," Shaw said.

"It was a real good race and it was 50 laps. Troy didn't get to Ricky and pass him until lap 43. So it was a 1-2 finish for the Silsby chassis."

With Monday's win, Regier has won five of six main events on the season, with four tracks remaining on the SRL schedule: Douglas County Speedway in Oregon; Shasta Raceway Park in Northern California; Madera Speedway in Madera, Calif., and Altamont Raceway and Arena in Tracy, Calif.

Regier also won Saturday's main event at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Regier's largest winning season was in 2001 when he won 13 of 17 feature events. He has won five championships in a supermodified racecar with more than 50 main event wins.

The SRL next races July 16 at the 3/8-mile asphalt oval at Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, Ore.

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