Ah, the trials and tribulations of racing in the Northwest... This weekend it snowed, rained, hailed, snowed some more, rained some more... you get the picture. The photo above is of our intrepid pit bosses, Deanne and Amy, braving the weather to bring racing off on a wet Saturday night.
Well, as you can see, we didn't race Saturday. While we always want to hit the track, there is something so very right about sitting in my easy chair watching re-runs of Deadliest Catch instead of being ankle deep in mud, rain or snow at the track. Over the years of running our mini stock, we spent many nights huddled in the trailer and dreading the call to the scales before the main, knowing that it was going to be a dreary 30 laps. Fortunately, these days if it rains, we load up and go home, or like this week, never take the car off the jack stands at the shop! I hear it was a good show, but by seeing the pictures of the evenings events, all I saw were a lot of wrecked race cars. I guess that is the bad thing about having a "rain or shine" program with the rest of the divisions at the track.
The good thing about the rain is that this week at the race shop has been nice and light! We have been able to fix a couple of little things that we'd been putting off (painting shock mounts, applying more decals) and of course, not having to buy a set of tires this week, which as everyone knows, is always the biggest weekly cost of a race team.
Well, thats all for now. I have an update on last race's standings, but I'll save that for the next post.
See ya at the track!
Your faithful blogservant,