1st race of 2015
It was fun to get back behind the whell of the #16 Street Stock again under race conditions. Hagerstown's track surface was dry + slick, lot of sliding + spinning. Started heat race 6th + finished 6th, pretty much single file, no passing. Started feature 12th + finished 12th, sounds boring, but it wasn't. I actually passed a few cars and was running 9th when the caution flew with 2 laps left to go. Single file restart and got passed by a couple cars right after the green flew, on the front stretch. Caution came back out for a problem in turn 2 for a couple cars in the front. Complete restart, so I got my 9th place spot back. This time I dropped low on the start and held onto my spot and advanced 1 spot coming out of 2. Running 8th to take the white flag, but drove in turn 1 and got passed by 4 before I could get into turn 3 to finish in 12th. Had a lot of fun slippin' + slidin', had to really work the throttle to keep tires from spinning after every turn. Look forward to warmer temperatures and better track conditions.
hagerstown today, mar 29
Going to run Hagerstown Speedway today. Racing was postponed from last night due to cold temperatures. Hope to get a nice run today. My 358 is probably a little under powered against the 400+ motors, but looking to have fun and get a descent finish.
weather changed plans - practice at lincoln
The swap meet + Lincoln Speedway both postponed to Sunday. Went to New Egypt Speedway for swap meet. Got home and left for Lincoln. Nice practice session. Short, but got 2 , 8-10 lap runs in.
Look forward to Williams Grove's practice this Sunday.
racing to start this weekend?
If the weather cooperates, racing could start this weekend. Lincoln Speedway hopes to race on Sat. Mar 14 with 410 Sprints + an open practice to follow. I would like to practice there. I do race there on April 18th. Sunday, 3/15, Hagerstown's season opener is set to begin. Postponed because of weather, but hopefull this week will work. Rain in the forecast for Saturday could ruin both tracks plans.
Car is ready to go! I'm ready to go!
Swap Meet at New Egypt Speedway in NJ on Saturday morning. Could be a very busy, racing weekend.
2015 racing season
Happy New Year everyone!
2015 Race Season is upon us. Dirt Trackin show this Fri + Sat, Jan 23 + 24. Also, this weekend Motorsport Expo.
Looking forward to Smoke Hound Racing running a full season at Williams Grove Speedway with visits to Lincoln, Big Diamond + Hagerstown Speedways.
Feb. 14 - test at Lincoln, Feb. 15 - test at Big Diamond, Feb. 22 - test at Williams Grove or 1st race at Big Diamond.