Chris Alden Scores His First Win!
Friday night Aug. 7th had 14 racers ready for battle on the Twister in the Nascar class. The field was split evenly with 7 racers in each class, including new racer Jared Cortel, who was racing a loaner from Fred Klinger.
The amateur group kicked the night off, and Chris jumped out to an early lead, followed by Roman ruiz, and Jim Nelson. This was a rough race, as everyone appeared to be feeling a little extra racey tonight! Roman raced his way to the top spot at the end of 3 segments, but had some bad luck, as a broken lead wire, and cold soldering iron took him out of contention. Chris held on to pick up his first win, followed by Jim, and a hard charging Roman Ruiz. Cora Nelson would have the highest Actual/Potential of the race, a key ingredient to winning one of these races. Also back in action for the first time in awhile was the father/son team of Steve/Will Abarr, with young Will winning best appearing car of the night.
Qualifying started the night for the expert class, and Aaon Roed was TQ at a 4.55. Bill Clemans jumped out to the early lead, followed by Aaron, and Lee Gilbert. Bill and Lee would swap the lead for the 1st 3 segments, until Aaron grabbed the top spot at the end of the 4th segment. Aaron would take the win in this one, followed by Lee, and Bill. It sounds like Gordon Thomas will be back on a regular basis, as work had interrupted his slot racing career. Fred was in action as well, one of the nicest guys at the track.
Racing resumes next Friday night at 7pm, Dale is rebuilding a couple of cars for next week, and will most certainly be in the mix for a win. Can Chris make it 2 in a row in the amateur class? If you haven’t raced in a bit, and need some help getting a car back together, come early, as there are many racers willing to help.