The final race on the Hillclimb was held this past Friday night and drew 10 entries.
Just 4 amateurs made there way to the raceway and Jim Nelson would jump out to an early lead. A loose wheel midway through cost Jim the lead, and a chance at the win. Gene Caldwell was able to capitalize on Jim’s misfortune and cruise to victory. Gene might not turn the fastest laps in the race, but always keeps himself in the mix by avoiding trouble and keeping himself alive in a race.
Qualifying for the experts was skipped this week, and Tom drew Orange lane with nobody on Blue. Not a favorable draw for the rest of his competition! The first segment was a bit messy, which kept everybody’s lap totals within a lap or so. Bill Clemans established himself as one of the cars to beat early on, and I was running well also. Bill and I were able to separate ourselves from Tom a little during the race and fortunately I was able to hold off Bill for the win.
This Friday we return to the Twister in preparation for the annual American Flat Track Worlds happening July 22-24.