With everyone in full Nats prep mode, 13 racers found their way to the racetrack this past Friday night.
6 amateurs got the party started, including Walt Hough visiting from Malaga making his first start on the Twister. Chris Alden, and Ryan Guiher had a great race for the lead in the first half of the event, but Chris would distance himself from the field in the later stages of this one. Ryan finished second, followed by Jim Nelson in third. Walt was really impressed with the Twister, and appreciated how challenging it can be.
A full field of expert racers were up next, including Chris Alden who’s expert status is now official! I set fast time at a 4.51, just ahead of Jim Radfords 4.52. Myself and Jim were separated by no more than 1 lap the entire race. At the end of the 7th segment I took the lead for the first time in the race as my car coasted past Jim’s at the end of the segment. In a dog fight to the finish, Jimmy made an aggressive pass for the lead and went on to win. I finished with a free lesson and second place. Fred Klinger was able to grab the third spot, and in doing so, set a new personal distance record.
There is a Nascar race this Friday night at 7pm. This should be some really good racing, as I would bet there are a few guys in town for the Nats that will be competing on Friday night.