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Saturday Night Aug. 13, 2016 – Finished 6th

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Saturday Night Aug. 13, 2016 – Finished 6th

Heats: Got scrapped due to long delay for turn 2 gate repair after a mini stock wreck.

Feature: Started 9th  (of 22 cars), Finished 6th (Finishing Order: 88, 21CT, 13, 6, 27, 51, 21, 9, 78, 25, 47ct, 22, 98, 94, 94t, 66, 3, 72, 81x, 32, 41ct, 17)

Comments: After thinking last week was the hottest day of the year, I was wrong! Even hotter being 108 degrees in our pit stall today!

108 Degrees in our pit stall!

108 Degrees in our pit stall!

The practice rounds were good in the sense that we found that last week’s ill handling was actually a bad set of tires. When we put new set on, car was “there” at the top of the speed charts 2nd to Rocco (who has  blistering fast lap):

2016-08-13 20.40.54

Without heats, it was a crap shoot on what to do for feature setup. Initially, there was simply no where to go and the cars were 2×2 and actually, the inside row was coming backwards! First caution came with 27 laps to go and Rob restarted 10th. Car was good, but just needed a little room to make some moves. Next caution came just 1 lap later when the leaders wreck in turn 3/4 with 26 laps to go and Rob restarted 5th. Race ran to the checkered from there. The 9 held Rob up for a while and then it was too late to make any further moves since the car was just a tick tight off corner exit.

Being that the car is really close and stable, I’m happy overall despite not achieving a podium finish. We’ll look for better performance next weekend when we have double features! Make-up race we know we are starting 7th and we time trial for the 2nd race next weekend.


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