Last Updated: 06/11/2002
2002 Results Page
Welcome to Talley Racing's Web Site.
Next Race: Saturday, June 15th, 2002
Race Time - 7:00 pm @ Airborne Raceway (Directions)
June 8th Results: 16th
Primary 2002 Season Goal: Acquire First Career Feature Win
Who we are: Talley Racing is owned by driver Bruce Talley of Milton, VT. He drives
the NAPA Flying Tiger at Airborne International Raceway in Plattsburgh, NY.
Please take time visit our Sponsors page, without our sponsors we
wouldn't be able to race!!!
Talley Racing would like to welcome Control Technologies to our team for the 2002 season,
and hopefully for many seasons to come. As a team we will try our best to represent your business
throughout the season on and off from the race track. We thank you for your sponsorship.
The paint scheme for this years car has now been decided due to the recent joining of
Control Technologies. The Control Technologies logo will be on the hood and the colors of the outside of
the car will be silver and blue. The chassis is already red, therefore completing the 3 color combination
that Control Technologies use.
We would like to thank APT Environmental Inc., for recently joining the Talley Racing Team for
the 2002 racing season. APT Environmental's sponsorship is located on the bottom skirts. Their recent
joining of the team allows us to feel comfortable knowing that we will be able to easily make it
financially to the end of this years racing season. Thank You.
If your business is interested in being a part of our team please feel free to contact us. If you
are still questioning if you want to sponsor a race car, please go to our sponsors page. There you
will find useful information, like the benefits of sponsorship, and possible sponsorship locations
on the car. Once you are part of our team, we will be more than glad to place your business logo,
write up, and a link to your web page on our sponsors page.
We had a decent weekend. The car ran nice with good pull on the straights. Seemed to have a good
push and looseness at the same time. Dave fixed this by adjusting the sway-bar and adding cross. A mid
practice spring change really honed the car into the track. We started in the back during the feature because
we missed the last 3 races of the last season. The car was a bit loose throughout the race, but Bruce drove
it well. He dodged a couple of spins early in the race which brought him up in the field little at a time. At one
caution Bruce was sitting in 11th. Slowly the car became looser as the race continued and Bruce lost power
steering. With two laps to go the car lost a good share of power. We found out later that the alternator
went bad. Bruce finished the race with a respectable 14th. The car is in great body condition, and we
are all happy about the performance of the car for this early in the season.
April 27th & 28th
Saturday's schedule consisted of a car show at Consumer Square in Plattsburgh, followed by practice
at Airborne. Sunday was supposed to be the opening race, including the Remington Shootout for the
late models. The car show went well, we will find out in two weeks how we placed. The practice went
really well. We are struggling to find the right setup to run this year. We turned in a couple of 19.8's, which
is a decent time. We believe that we can turn more consistent faster times when the bobble in the engine is
fixed. Sunday's race was cancelled ahead of time. With a 90 percent chance of rain, it was a good call.
The first practice at Airborne was today. After much consideration we decided not too attend. We
feel that we owe too much to our sponsors to damage the car before allowing them to have the
opportunity to show the car, or for us to take pictures of the it. We were able to get a lot done,
including scaling the car and taking pictures. We are all excited to show the car at next weeks
car show and then run the car at the practice. We hope to see you all there on Sundays race.
Mark Bunnell of Mark's Auto Repair painted the Oldsmobile Cutlass on Saturday. After weeks of
preparation the car body is finished. Graphics will be applied by Saturday thanks to our sponsor
Crystal Graffix. A little work is being done to the transmission in rear end as precautionary
maintenance. The first practice is April 20th, we have all intentions to be there.
No pictures are available for this weekend, but maybe during the week. The body work is complete
on the car. A few small items are left to be done before the car is painted. Mark Bunnell of Mark's Auto
Repair will be painting the remainder of the car. Much time has been spent on deciding how the paint
scheme will look this year. Through careful thought and consideration, we believe we have an idea for
a good looking car.
March 23rd & 24th
No pictures are available for this weekend, but progress still continues. Body work has been started
and is just about finished. All of the mechanical work is done inside the car in anticipation for the body.
The body should be completed soon and painting is just around the corner.
March 9th & 10th
Recent updates from the Talley garage. Pictures of progress on this years car are now posted
on the Photos page. The engine was fired up for the first time since last year. After installing the electrical
on the new car and some troubleshooting it fired up. Almost all the mechanical work inside the car is
done. The body is the next major project on the list. Current ideas of a body style or using an
old Chevrolet Celebrity that was given to us. The front fenders of the car are rusted pretty good, not
sure if we will be able to use them. The car is coming along rather nicely. The first race is stepping
on our heels but we will be ready.
The Talley Racing crew is currently in the overdrive mode to get the car together and race ready. Since
the arrival of the car in January, we have been making the best of our time when we get it. Bruce and Dave
are able to work on the car after work, while Ryan can only work on the weekend because of college.
As of now, February 21, 2002, the chassis has been prepared, and painted by Mark Bunnell of
Mark's Auto Repair in Milton, Vermont. Old parts have been sanded down and prepped to be
repainted and put back on the car.