Saturday Night – Sept. 3, 2016 – Finished 11th

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Saturday Night – Sept. 3, 2016 – Finished 11th

Category:Waterford Speedbowl

Heats: Started 3rd (of 7 cars), Finished 2nd

Feature: Started 5th  (of 23 cars), Finished 11th (Finishing Order: 59, 13, 25, 32, 31, 6, 88, 27, 21, 81, 51, 22, 9, 94, 94, 66, 3, 1, 41, 92, 81, 29, 49)

Comments: Despite the Hurricane roaring up the east coast basically ruining many coastal residents Labor Day weekend plans, the weather was perfect for racing tonight.  The track conditions were really good with cooler overcast conditions and the lap times were best of the year so far for many cars. Rob was 3rd quickest in 1st round of practice and 4th quickest in the second.

Heat race was expected to be a challenge and it unfolded like we expected. The 84 of Gaydosh started on the pole (without a single lap of practice since he showed up to the track late) and the 22 was outside pole.  The 94 just couldn’t pick a lane and Rob got inside advantage a couple of times but he lifted since it wasn’t worth pressing the issue only to find out that the 94 couldn’t maintain car control – that would cost us our handicap position.

Feature race has Rob starting 5th of 23 cars. 94 is on pole again, but he’s got the 13 of Christopher on his tail so that should open up an inside pass by Christopher fairly quickly.

First caution came with 27 laps to go and Rob restarted 3rd. Sounds good, but it wasn’t since the car was uber free on corner entry. Not sure why as the car has been great on entry up to tonight. Next caution came with 18 laps to go and Rob restarted 5th. Final caution came with 6 laps to go and Rob restarted 8th. Not much to say as Rob did his best will the ill handling chassis. Hope to figure out what made the car so free so we can get back to the front and stay there next week.

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