15 racers were on hand for this weeks nascar races. The Schofield family will be back soon, we may have 18-20 racers on any given Friday night. Both races featured numerous changes in the running order throughout the race, and some drama at the end.
8 amateurs lined up for their main, and Chris Alden jumped out to an early lead. Returning to the raceway after a little time off was Gene Caldwell, who picked up right where he left off and applied pressure to Chris all night. Gene is a conservative racer, who is cautiously aggressive, and put himself into position to race for the win come the 7th segment. Going into the final segment, Gene was 1 lap off the lead, and took the win. Chris did have some body issues that dropped him back to 4th, it would have been super tight between those 2 at the end. Both racers will be back on friday, and look for more great racing in the amateur class. Sid Fugate picked up his first podium ( I think), nice job Sid! Bring your A game this week ladies and gentleman, as racing looks to get even closer in this class.
8 experts timed in, including Crazy J deciding to run with the experts as well. Tom Hansen was TQ at a 4.44, just missing the track record held by Tim Burgess. In the battle for starting on Purple lane, Bill Clemans edged Aaron Roed.
There was a lot of action on the track, and some really hard racing going on for the lead. Aaron and Tom swapped the lead numerous times in the first half of the race. Biding his time, and just making laps was Lee Gilbert who put himself right in the mix in the later stages of the race. Lee had the lead by a few car lengths over Aaron going into the final segment, however Aaron was finishing on Orange, and Lee was on Red. Taking a page out of Jim Radford’s book, I was able to jump ahead of Lee on the restart, but Lee was able to navigate the Twister better than I did and took the win. I was kinda bummed at the end, as I perceive both Lee and Tom to be better racers than me, and darn it I led most of that race. That’s racing, and I can’t wait to do it again this Friday!
The LMP, and Group 10 season kicks off on Nov 7th. Now is the time to get your cars ready to go for the start of that series. There is a comments section right below each of the articles that are written on this page, I am interested to hear everyone’s opinion on any race that happens at the track.