Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What a strange night!

You know something is afoot whenever there is a full moon and man, racing did not disappoint on that front. Allow me to bring you up to date on Saturday's races of interest here at Team LaCross, the Super Late Models and the Mini-Stocks... No, that would take too long, Iet me Sum Up instead!

Super Late Models - The night started with a 10 car heat race (don't ask me why as there were only 10 cars to start with) and true to form, it was a complete melee' with one car destroyed for the night, several scrambling for parts and all on edge. When the main rolled around, it was pretty much more of the same, with 2 cars getting together, sending 3 additional cars shooting off turn 1 and off onto the 5/8. You would think there would have been a caution at that point, right??? WRONG... they kept it green, sending the guys who just avoided the wreck 2 laps down... Isnt that peachy? being penalized for driving heads up... go figure. In the end, I think 7 cars finished and only 4 were on the lead lap. With carnage like that, the desire to get our car finished up and out there grows weaker and weaker every race that goes by.


Mini-Stocks - Well, it wasnt a great night for Team LaCross but we are trying a lot of different things to get the most out of the Honda. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. The heat race was relatively uneventful, but the Main looked alot like the SLM race that was to come later. Two cars got together in turn one, sending one spinning in front of the field. Everyone took evasive action and Mikey took a flyer off of turn 1, tearing up his radiator, oil cooler, steering rack and rod ends. While paddling around, Scott was tagged in turn 1 and had the car completely sideways... and by sideways I mean the nose of the car was pointing at the inside wall and the rear was pointing at the outside... He did a great job of saving it and holding his position, which shocked more than one or two people! In the end, we finished 6th, but moved up to 3rd in the season point standings. Not too shabby for jumping into a car with 3 days to go before the season started, eh???

Next up, A combo race on 5-16, Super Late Models on the big 5/8 oval, Mini Stocks, Renegade V8's, Hornets and Youth Hornets on the 3/8. It looks like a nice Saturday, weather wise, so come on out, enjoy some hometown hero's and see where the NASCAR, IRL and F1 stars of tomorrow are getting thier starts... Local Short track racing!

See you at the track!

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