14 racers were on hand this Labor Day weekend for the Nascar races on the Twister. 6 amateurs lined up for their main event, including JD Gardiner who was back for the first time in awhile.
Jim Nelson would take command of this race early on, with Roman Ruiz, and Chris Alden in pursuit. As it’s been most of the Summer, Chris Alden grabbed the lead by the third segment, and was engaged in a fierce battle with Jim, until the dreaded loose wheel jumped up and bit Jim. Chris was your winner, followed by Roman who slogged his way through this one, fighting a car that would just not work. JD recovered from earlier misfortunes to grab the third and final podium spot.
8 experts hit the track, and Aaron Roed was the TQ at a 4.53, with Dale Olive just 5 thousandths off of that time. It set the stage for a great battle between these friendly rivals. This race turned out to be a little rougher than normal, maybe everyone was a little more amped up due to the fact that Leonard Strand made his return to the raceway! I think just about everyone in the building walked over to Lenny and told him they were glad to see him back. Aaron, Dale, and Lee Gilbert for set the pace for the first 3 segments, with Jim Radford moving into the top 3 halfway through. At the end of 5 segments things got interesting, as Aaron spent a few laps under the soda machine, allowing Jimmy to close within a lap. Aaron would recover to take the win, followed by Jim, and Dale.
Racing resumes this Friday night at 7pm. Don’t forget there is a warm up race Sept. 19th for all 4 classes that we run. Racing that day will start at 3pm. Now is the time to get those cars ready to go, if it’s been a bit since you’ve raced, or need a little assistance getting your cars on the track, take advantage of the great resources that are available to you at the track.