The "MRN Radio/Sirius Speedway All-Stars" finished a semi-respectible 15th (out of 28 teams) in last night's 400-lap Go-Kart Enduro at Michigan's Jackson Speedway. The team of Sirius Speedway host Dave Moody, MRN Radio Event Producer Ryan Horn, Nextel Vision's Eric Morse, and brothers Stephen and Greg Wallace overcame a pair of encounters with the wall by Morse and a high-speed offcourse excursion by Moody to finish 15th in the final rundown.
That finish was just five spots worse than the disappointing effort put forth by a team of ringers assembled by GFS Marketplace employee (and MRN turn announcer) Jeff Streigle. Streigle joined NASCAR Nextel Cup star Kyle Busch, Busch Series rookie (?) John Andretti and Craftsman Truck Series title contender Johnny Benson to record a comparitively lackluster 10th place showing that continued a string of underachieving performances by the GFS team.
"I think we held our own," said Moody Friday, while nursing a ribcage he described as "almost certainly detached from my spine.
"We refused to be intimidated by all the high-priced talent Jeff Streigle brought in, and at the end of the night, I think our heads were held a whole lot higher than theirs were. Apparently, there's more to a driver than a flashy helmet."
Steve Wallace, who will start on the outside pole in this afternooon's ARCA ReMax Challenge Series "Hantz Group 200" at Michigan International Speedway, called the experience, "a great tune-up for the ARCA race. My teammates raced their tails off, and I am proud to have been associated with such a finely tuned group of athletes."
Asked for his thoughts on the race, leadoff man Ryan Horn said, "Dude, my shoulder is killing me."