The Final UPIR Race Recap Show of 2014: 9/8/2014
ESCANABA, MI – 9/8/14 –Well the last UPIR races have come & gone. Thus, the UPIR Race Recap Show will have to do the same. Tony Perino was at Ernie’s Irish Pub for the last show of the 2014 season. Joining him, as always, was Johnathan Peppin along with a few guests to recap the weekend’s events. Despite over 10,000 gallons of water flooding the track on Thursday night, the races were able to pick up on Saturday. The Friday races, unfortunately, needed to be canceled to let the track dry.
Joining Tony & John tonight was the driver of the #81 car and rookie driver of the year, Austin Cayer. Austin finished fifth in the points standings at the end of the season. It’s his first year in the Modified division, and has been racing since he was seven years old! He races all the time, from the UPIR to dirt bikes.
To end the show, the boys discussed the final point standings, as seen on UPIR’s website. They also talked about the future of the UPIR and racing in the U.P. Johnathan felt very happy with the 2014 season and hopes to build on it moving forward, setting a goal of 12 races in future years.
Thank you so much for tuning in this summer! Tony & John will be back next summer for all of your UPIR coverage, and really enjoyed having the show. They’d like to thank all of the sponsors of the show, the UPIR, and also the individual racers of the UPIR Race Recap Show on 92.7 WRUP!