Radford Sets Stock Car Distance Record at 301 Laps!
Amateur podium L-R Chris Alden, Jim Nelson, Keith Bare.
Jim Radford broke through the 300 lap barrier this past Friday night to pick up the win in the weekly Nascar class. 8 brave, sweaty souls came out to race, with the field split between 4 amateurs and 4 experts. With temps well in the 90’s (98 when I left my house) we were short quite a few racers.
Those who did make it treated themselves to some fantastic racing. In the amateur class, Keith Bare jumped out to an early 4 lap lead, but had a tire fall off, dropping himself back to third position. With Chris Alden, and Jim Nelson running well, it would take him all race to get caught back up. At the end of 7 segments all 3 would be on the same lap. Jim Nelson would pull out the victory, ahead of Chris, and Keith. Keith was stuck on Red lane for the final segment which made trying to pull off the victory very difficult. Cora Nelson ran a solid race, and continues to see her lap total rise.
4 experts hit the track, and Aaron Roed set fast time during qualifications at a 4.55. I think all drivers had the feeling that if you came off more than once in this race, it was going to be very difficult to win. That proved to be the case as racing was very tight in this one. Aaron and Jim had a great battle to the end, but it was Jimmy pulling out the victory. Aaron settled for second, and Lee Gilbert finished third in some very close racing. Now the question is, who can get to 305 laps first?
Aaron was inches behind in second place when the power went off and Jim coasted by
Expert Podium 1st Jim Radford, 2nd Aaron Roed, 3rd Lee Gilbert
Racing resumes Friday at 7pm for some more fun on the Twister. Bob and Chris, 7pm Friday night?