Back to Racing!Wednesday - May - 2020
It sure feels good to be typing this post. The weather turned out beautiful and Roaring Knob and Lincoln both went against Dictator(PA Governor) Wolf’s orders, to allow fans and race cars back to the speedways.
The weekend started on Sunday at Roaring Knob. We had a small issue with our tow vehicle and had to pull off to the side to let it cool down for a few minutes. lucky enough, that solved the problems and we made it to the speedway without any other issues.
A lucky #1 pill draw lined us up on the pole for the heat race, which we won. Our feature pill draw ended up being 6 out of 8. A strong start put us into 4th before turn 1. We tried to take advantage of the ‘no cone rule’ on a single file restart, and got pinched into the inside jersey barrier. It launched the car into the air and broke the LF shock mount and collapsed the front wing. Car still handled somewhat well and we maintained 8th position for the longest time. After almost getting wrecked on another restart, we pulled in.
The repairs were fixed and we drove off to Lincoln for a Memorial Day race. We qualified 9th in flight 2, barely missing the top 4 invert. We struggled in the heat race, but avoided some wrecks to finish in the 6th position, missing theA-Main transfers by 1 position. The big turning point was the B-Main. We made some changes to the race car and it was the best car we’ve ever had at Lincoln. We raced from 4th to 2nd at Lincoln to make the A-Main event. After starting 22nd, we raced up to 17th before being involved in a mid-race accident, causing the car to tip on its side and ending our night.
It was a costly return to racing for our team. Nonetheless, we know the ups and downs of this sport. We will make the required repairs yet again, and return to racing this upcoming weekend.
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