17 racers made it to the raceway this past Friday night. The field was split almost evenly with 9 amateurs, and 8 experts.
Taking to the track first was the amateur group. This group right now has a good mix of seasoned veterans, racers who are looking to climb their way up the podium, and racers who are just starting out. One of those racers who has found the podium on a consistent basis lately is Piper Clark. At 10 years old, she has figured out the main ingredient to solid finishes is keeping her car out of trouble. With consistency comes speed, look for her to keep inching her way up the podium.
Frank Robertson continued with his winning ways in this class. The battle was for second place as Jim Nelson, Piper Clark, and Mike Wilson entered the final segment separated by just one lap. After some intense racing, the trio would remain in that order at the finish.
The expert group had a full field of 8 racers. After a sluggish start for Leonard Strand, he would retake the lead halfway through the race and was never challenged when it mattered. I finished a distant second, and Jim Alden was third this week. There is a lot of parity in the expert class right now, it seems there has been a different winner each of the last 5 or 6 weeks.
There is some exciting news regarding series racing. There will be a new class added, and one class taken off the schedule. Though it has not been decided what we will be running, it sounds like there are a handful of ideas being kicked around, even the possibility of running the Bullring again.
Nascar racing continues this Friday night at 7pm. Practice begins around 6ish.