Kid's Night was great, my racing - not
Kid;s Night was a big success, but my night at the races were not. Got my 1st DNF of the year. I believe I may have damaged my wiring to my power switch, when I was loading a table + chairs in the racecar for Kid's Night. 2 laps into the feature the main power wire broke off the switch. The car would run as long as I held the wire on the switch, but would still cut on + off at times. Had to pull off the track. I'll get it fixed and try again next week.
My daughter, Jessica had these nice postcards designed (thanks Patrick) and also made 2 baskets of School Supplies to be given out at Kid's Night. I had a 100 postcards made, but decided to only take 70 with me. I autographed all of them and could have used another 50 or so. The amount of kids at the track was unbelievable. Every year is bigger + better than the year before.
5th Place, not bad. Would have been better if I started 10th and finished 5th, but started 1st and finished 5th. I was the 1st finishing Monte Carlo, again. Surrounded by Camaros. No heat races tonight and got the pole by pill draw. Ran good, just need to tweek the handling a little bit. No racing next weekend and Kid's Night on the 26th.
Very late night, last night, couldn't write an article, too tired. Track officials almost cancelled the event. A power outage at the track did not allow the track crew to prepare the racing surface at it's normal time. Racing was delayed about 90 minutes and a LOT of red flags in the Sportsman division in all of their races made for a late night. Finished 3rd in Heat race. Dodged a major bullet in the pits when Dan discovered a fuel leak at the carburetor. Quick fix with a new seal but could have been ugly if not detected and repaired.Started 8th in Feature. Had to spin the car out to avoid an accident in turn 2, early in the race. Still made contact with another car that had to spin as well. Almost tore the right door off, but it stayed on but heavily damaged. Had to restart the race in the rear. Had fun passing a few cars to get back to the position I started the race from, 8th. Got home after 2 am.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 July 2014 10:36 )
Too tired to go into any details. 8th place finish on a very late night.
3rd place tonight. Running good. You don't have to look very hard to find other teams having more problems than me, but it would be nice to unload the car, race the car and load back up without a lot of drama and issues. Tonight the power steering reservoir cap fell off and lost all the power steering fluid, all over the car in Hot laps. It was a little crazy trying to drive it when the power steering was working and then not working and back to working again. Makes driving into the turn and changing how hard your turning the steering wheel a little challenging. Easy fix and taped the cap on, to eliminate future problems. Hard to believe season is already 1/2 over. Looking forward to racing next Saturday night!