14 racers were at the raceway this past Friday. We had 7 amateurs, and 7 experts.
The amateur race was won by Dick, who was making his return to the raceway after a couple months off. Pre-race favorite Rory Friel broke on the first lap and was forced to watch this race on the sidelines. Keith Bare has a completely updated car for this week, and is certain to be racing with the leaders. Look for Rory to bounce back from last week, and Dick is as solid as ever.
Close racing is the name of the game in the expert class. Going into the final heat, Lenny Strand held a 1/2 lap lead over myself and Tim Burgess, Lee was a couple laps behind us. I ate it early in the segment, which left the battle for the top spot between Tim and Len. Timmy had to hold up for a few wrecks, and Len found himself caught up in a wreck handing the lead back to me. At the end, the 3 of us were separated by just 1/4 of a lap, and Lee was less than a full lap behind us.
Nascar racing happens every night at 7pm, and is over before 9pm. Entry into the race is just $6, which includes an hour or so of free practice time before the race. There is a class for racers just starting out, and a class for expert racers. Typically there are between 12-20 racers on any given Friday night ranging from 8-80 years old. It is a hobby you can enjoy with your wife, son, daughter, grandchildren, whomever enjoys great entertainment at a racer friendly price.