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!
Another crazy night. Every week, seems to be filled with some sort of drama. Tonight I forget my fire suit, luckily Pat McNeal had an extra one. Then, for the 1st time in a long time, we don't have enough Street Stocks to run our Heat races. We had 15 cars and need at least 17 to run Heat races. The track did give us a 2nd hot lap session. It's a real good thing we got the 2nd set of hot laps because I lost power steering on the 2nd lap of the 2nd session, which would have happened in the Feature if not for the 2nd set of hot laps. Easy fix for the power steering, pressure line came loose. I tightened every single nut + bolt on the car today, even checked the brake lines, never thought it was necessary to check power steering hose fittings. Any way, started 3rd in the Feature, passed a couple cars and got passed by a couple cars and finished 4th. Car ran good! This week, check every nut + bolt again and this week, check p/s fittings too.