Ok, so one of the things that we as a team did NOT miss about running Mini-stocks was the fact that they run, rain or shine... Well last week was a little of both.
All day it was fairly nice and we were turning decent laps with the new set-up. I was ready to make a few tweaks after the pit meeting when the skies opened up and in came the rain and wind. As we contemplated packing up and going home while standing under the easy-up, holding it down and getting soaked, we finally decided "what the hell" and tossed a rain set-up in the car.
The heat race went off very wet and we were by no means setting the track on fire, but finished 2nd and figured out that we didn't go far enough in our changes, which we rectified for the main. By the time the cars lined up for the main however, the rain had let up and the Street Stocks were taking their own sweet time completing their race, which spelled doom for us as this meant the track was drying up fast.
Starting on the outside of row 2, LaCrash took the lead coming out of turn 4 on lap 1 and held it for a while until the 2nd caution when a missed shift caused us to drop to 3rd. Eventually, Crash worked his way back into 2nd and with 1 to go, the car slid wide going into turn 1 and the 3rd place car squirted under him to grab the position. We finished 3rd and moved from 6th to 4th in the points chase.
The best part of the night may have been the after party at the Team LaCross race shop, which raged on until about 5am with beverages, rock band and lots of race stories going around.
We are being blessed again this week as Kris and Mindy are pleased with our performance and allowing us to race their car again this weekend. Also, it will be a 3 car team effort as a "Mystery" driver will be out in their 3rd car this week. I know who it is, but you're going to have to come on out to the track this weekend to find out for yourselves, or wait until next week and catch up on all the action in the blog.
In other news, www.TeamLaCross.com is back! We have gotten the rights back to our original team website and will be updating it soon and possibly linking both sites together to enhance your viewing pleasure!
Up this weekend, It's "Ladies Night" at Evergreen Speedway with Flowers for the Ladies from Flowers by Karen and Massages by Still Waters Massage Clinic. Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Stinger 8's and Renegade V-8s are on the schedule. Dont miss a moment of the action on what should be a lovely Spring evening in Monroe. Pit Gate opens at 2pm, Front gates at 5pm... come watch qualifying and catch the Autograph session!
See you at the track!