8th in feature
Had a good night. No drama, no damage to fix, engine ran well and no problems. Track was pretty slick, traction was hard to come by. All 3 divisions ran good, with very few yellow flags. Got home at 11:15, early night. 8th place finish in the feature was good.
Only 1 more points race at Williams Grove, Championship Night, next Saturday.
6th in Feature + #1 in heat
Good night at the track! As usual, filled with drama. Fixed the engine problems and repaired body damage from last week. Showed up at the track and Jack notices the right side motor mount is broke. Got that welded back up. Went out for hot laps and had a power problem in the middle of the turn. Mr. Jim made a float adjustment to the carb. Went out for heat race and won it.1st heat race win of the year. Power problem was fixed. Started 7th in feature. Ran behind 2 cars that ran side by side for the whole race. I couldn't go high or low, I tried everything I could to get a run on them but had to settle for a 6th place finish. Not bad, a lot better than 14th + 15th from previous weeks and no damage to fix.
Only 2 more weeks of racing left, for points at Williams Grove.
2 bad finishes in a row
2 bad finishes in a row, but at least I did finish the race this week. Did a lot of work to the car this past week to repair front end problems. Got the car to handle the way it did prior to last week, when it was terrible. Started 5th in the heat, dropped to 6th and finished 4th. It was frustrating, because the car was handling good, but the car was "fluttering" on acceleration in the turns. It's tough to pass, when the car runs like that. Got back to the pits and went to work. Checked the carb., but it felt like ignition. Changed the spark plugs, no change, changed the distributor, same way, changed distributor cap, no help, changed carburetor, fixed it!
Started 7th in Feature. 1st lap, 1st turn, car ahead of me spun out and got the right door caved in for the 3rd time this year. No big deal. Complete restart. Moved me to 6th. Car was running good for the first 10 laps, but then, the engine went flat, no power, wouldn't go over 2500 rpm. Finished 14th, but did drive under the checkered flag. Probably created a problem, when switched distributors. Got to figure it out. Hopefully I can test at SSP this Wednesday night. Be back at the Grove next Saturday.
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.