Christman, Ken


        Ken had a dream season in the Junkyard Warrior Division in 2010....capturing 12 Feature Events on his way to setting the single-season record on the high-banks at Thunder Road.  One thing seems clear when talking to him....he is also one of the nicest, most respected drivers in the pits.  This year Christman joins forces as part of VGRacing, teaming with fellow Street Stockers Troy Kingsbury and Kyle Streeter.  Combining their knowledge as well as dividing the workload should prove to be a huge asset for all involved!

                Crew Chief:  Scott St. John                Tyler Placey                        Heather Wingfield

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EVENT 1 - MERCHANTS BANK 150
MAY 1, 2011


Ken takes part in the Car Show Parade


Christman is at the wheel as his crew helps push the car to the scale for the Opening Day event


Ken tried to fight through persistent engine problems but wasn't able to qualify for the Feature.
Watch for him to come back strong at the next event!


EVENT 2 - MEKKELSEN RV MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC
MAY 29, 2011


Ken drives through the infield to avoid a problem

Christman had a good battle with Amanda Habel in the Reserve Feature

Ken Christman got collected in VG Racing Teammate Kyle Streeter's wreck...another bad week for each
 
EVENT 3 - FERGUSON WATERWORKS
JUNE 16, 2011

Ken leads VG Racing team mate Kyle Streeter through Turn 2 in practice

Christman battled mechanical issues all night....finally diagnosed as a faulty Cam vent hose.  The fix came too late
and Ken had another tough evening.


EVENT 4 - HERITAGE EQUIPMENT
JUNE 19, 2011

Ken grabbed the Checkers in his Heat Race sending him straight to the Feature

HUGE congratulations to Kenny on his 1st Career Street Stock Feature Event win! 
Love seeing that CreativeOutbursts.com logo in Victory Lane!


EVENT 5 - GOVERNOR'S CUP
JUNE 26, 2011

Good battle with Greg Adams

Ken followed up last week's win with a solid 6th place finish

EVENT 6 - FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS
JUNE 30, 2011

Ken had a good run in his heat, here motoring by Martin and Getty on the outside

Good battle with Jamie Davis in the Feature

Christman seems to be figuring out these Street Stocks, as he picked up a solid 2nd Place finish

EVENT 7 - PEPSI HOLIDAY EVENT
JULY 4, 2011

Ken had a bit of an off-night as he failed to qualify from his heat and moved into the Reserve Feature

In the Reserve, Christman ran over a piece of metal and had a flat tire, ending his chance of making
it to the Main Event.  He told me that it was his first flat in four years!  Guess he was due! 

EVENT 8 - CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
JULY 7, 2011

In the heat race, Timmy Campbell got spun around directly in front of Ken who did well not to destroy
both cars

Christman was stuck in traffic all through the Reserve Feature

Another tough night for Ken as he finished 25th

EVENT 9 - TIMES ARGUS MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS
JULY 14, 2011

It seems that Christman either runs really good or really struggles.....he started this one with a win
in his Heat Race. 

Ken had a great battle in the Feature with Jeffrey Martin...they traded the lead by about this much
numerous times

In the end, he would settle for second place....and a huge boost in points!  Definitely a contender
for rookie of the year!

EVENT 10 - CASELLA WASTE MANAGEMENT
JULY 21, 2011

Heat race action

Going by Alan Maynard on the way to a 5th place finish

EVENT 11 - WDEV & CALKINS PORTABLE TOILETS
JULY 28, 2011

3 wide is one thing....3 wide outside these two guys is something completely different!

Ken just couldn't get anything going in the Feature and finished in 21st

EVENT 12 - SAFELITE AUTO GLASS
AUGUST 4, 2011

Action from the Reserve Feature

Every week seems to be hit or miss with Ken...this one was a miss...and a 19th place finish

EVENT 13 - M&M BEVERAGE ENDURO &
STREET STOCK SPECIAL
AUGUST 7, 2011

Heat race action

When Joe Fecteau went around in the Feature, Ken had no way to avoid him and
ruined his night.  He was credited with a 29th place finish

EVENT 14 - TRIPLE 50'S SPECIAL EVENT
AUGUST 11, 2011

A photo from qualifying....Ken wasn't able to get onto the track in either segment do to a mechanical failure

EVENT 15 - VERMONT ACE HARDWARE STORES
AUGUST 18, 2011

Another heat race win

Ken again had to deal with mechanical issues in the Feature....

EVENT 16 - AUBUCHON HARDWARE - BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT
AUGUST 26, 2011

Christman had a solid run in qualifying

Ken dedicated his 2nd place finish to VGRacing team member Ethan Byrd, who lost
his Dad (fellow team member) J.R. Byrd last week.  Have to admit
needing a second to catch my breath.

EVENT 17 - BOND AUTO LABOR DAY CLASSIC
SEPTEMBER 3-4, 2011

Christman picked up some front-end damage - and an 18th place finish - in the Riverside Feature conclusion

Ken turned the 16th fastest lap...good enough to avoid the 'B' Feature and go straight into segment one
where he finished 19th

Christman finished 3rd in segment two.....good enough for a combined 10th place result

SEASON RECAP

*Ken finished 12th in the Street Stock Division and
1st among Rookies!*

Full Galleries from all of the action at Thunder Road

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