As Summer transitions into Fall, 19 racers were on hand for some Friday night Nascar racing. There were actually another 4 racers in the building at one time or another throughout the night. Returning from extended breaks were not only the Kanzlers, but also the Schofields. Everyone was happy to see them back at the track. There were also 3 first time racers as well. Welcome Austin Mangle, Jared Newman, and Tim Nelson!
The amateur race would feature 5 lead changes among the top 3 finishers. Roman Ruiz, Drew Kanzler, and Chris Alden ran in the top 3 the entire race, but at the end, the 2 teenagers would pull away a bit, with Roman winning by a lap. Roman is a fine racer, who will be as good as he wants to be! Both Roman and Drew ran the expert race tonight as well.
In the expert class, Lee Gilbert would set fast time in qualifying at a 4.55. Lee, Bill Clemans, and Mark Nelson would run in the top 3 spots for the first three segments. Mark ran his best race so far with the expert group, and even though he didnt find the podium tonight, he is not that far off. After controller issues in the first segment (first time in 4 yrs) Aaron Roeds comeback bid ran out of steam in the final segment, as Lee was tough tonight. Lee, Aaron, and Bill were the top 3 finishers.
On a side note, it’s always exciting to have that many racers in the building for a Friday night nascar race. Let’s keep it going, Jim&Diane give us a great race track to come and race. The Friday night Nascar class is an entry level class, with both an amateur class, and an expert class, Come and include yourself in a great slot car racing environment.
Not sure why, but I can’t download pictures right now, but Lee looked studly on top the podium.