November 15th, 2010
[Editor's Note: I asked Todd McGehee to give us a wrap up of the Ryan's season as a Junior Drag Racer. Below are his comments. -- Andy]
We are very proud to have been able to share our first year of Junior Drag Racing with Cut2Sizemetals.com! Although our racing season has now come to a close, we have many memories of the past summer to carry us through the long cold winter!! This has been a racing season like no other for me! For the first time in 17 years, I never made a pass down the track in my car, but instead was able to be the proud father standing behind my son’s car watching him go down the track, much as my father did when I started racing. It is truly a feeling like no other!! And, although I’ve butted my head against the wall many times trying to figure out how to tune one of these contrary one cylinder methanol burning ”beasts”, I couldn’t be prouder of the results!! We raced at 4 different tracks in Indiana and Kentucky with Ryan bringing home 6 trophies for semi-finalist or better, including a win, which we had been told was next to impossible in the beginners 12.90 class. I can’t say enough for the group of kids and their families that race in the NHRA Junior Drag Racing League!! I think the most important thing that Ryan gained this season, were the friends he has made! We’d like to thank our friends and Cut2SizeMetals.com customers, Mat Wright’s BRC Racecrafts and Chris Gish for helping us put Ryan’s car together. Also, Lisa and Jon Spindler at IYF Graphics.com and Dragtopia.com for the awesome vinyl wrap on Ryan’s car and the photos taken to remember our first season!
September 21st, 2010
Ryan in Cut2SizeMetals.com Dragster
Well, we raced at US 60 dragway in Hardinsburg, Ky on Friday night and Ryan got another semifinals trophy. He certainly drew a lot of attention! It was a late night with the frist round of eliminations starting at 8:00 pm and we didn’t get home until 1:30 this morning. The new motor ran like a charm and the driver was on his game too! It’s nice to be back in the groove like we were earlier this summer!
Ryan with his Semifinal Trophy
July 21st, 2010
Ryan brought home the trophy in the Second Chance Race this weekend, racing for a packed house at Chandler Motorsports Park. “There were more racers there than anyone had seen in 15 years!” said Todd McGehee, Ryan’s Dad and crew chief. Although the team was disappointed that no points are awarded for the Second Chance race, Cut2SizeMetals.com was glad to be in the Winner’s Circle. Good Racing, Ryan; keep it up!
July 8th, 2010
Less than 2 months into our sponsorship of the Cut2SizeMetals.com Jr. Dragster, Ryan McGehee and his team have broken into the Top 10 standings for total points. His father and crew chief, Todd McGehee, says:
“In all the years I’ve raced, I’ve never kept track of points, but he sure does!
We’re glad you’re keeping track, Ryan, and we’re proud of how you’ve done so far. You can see how Ryan stacks up against his fellow racers here.
May 24th, 2010
Cut2SizeMetals.com is pleased to introduce the first member of the Cut2SizeMetals.com racing team – Ryan McGehee! Ryan competes in the NHRA Jr Drag Racing 8-9 year old, 12.90 racing class. We received Ryan’s acceptance letter last week (see right), and like us, he is all about immediate delivery. Ryan turned a semi-final showing over the weekend, and we know he’ll have more victories to report as the season progresses.You can see Ryan’s racing results here. Congratulations on a great start, Ryan!
We’ll detail the build up of Ryan’s car here soon, especially the aluminum, waterjet, and laser cut parts that make this machine fly. Until then, click the picture below to check out Ryan and his car.