Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mid Season Championship night

It was a beautiful day for racing! The sun was shining, the car was... well, the car was. During practice we played with things and then went out and won the heat race, so what did we do? Of course! we changed the car even more becuase hey, never ones to stand pat, we made a few more adjustments and off we went. (Note: Eddie's words of wisdom... Until your name is next to the track record, the car is NEVER fast enough... and even then it still isnt!)

At 40 laps, we were very confident that we had a shot at winning. Longer races have always suited our driver and cars and since the car was not exactly stellar, we figured that there would be plenty of time to work our way to the front slowly and patiently... Boy, was I wrong! When the green dropped it was on like Donkey Kong. We started 9th on the field due to the invert and our 2nd place finish the week prior and by lap 8 had fought our way to 6th. Meanwhile, our buddy Mikey Fritz had taken advantage of his 5th place starting spot to take the lead on that same lap.

For the next 8 laps, we fought a very spirited battle with our Car Owner Kris before finally taking the 5th position, all the while Mikey was pulling out to a large lead. By lap 20 we caught the 2nd place car of Fozzie and spent the remaining 20 laps glued to his rear bumper and Mikey had become a spec out in front of them. The fact that Mikey had completely checked out put the spotlight squarely on LaCrash and Fozzy. Scott, just as he had the week before, tried everything short of wrecking Fozz to get by him, but as is the norm, didnt want to take the position that way, so we settled for 3rd place and the knowledge that we put on one hell of a good show for the fans.


Now a word... While we did finish a disappointing 3rd this week and 2nd last week, there is a strange satisfaction in knowing that we as a team were a part of both of those drivers getting the first wins of thier careers. With Clint it was a couple of helpful set up tips, with Mikey, well, we have been with him all year, doing tweaks and set ups on both of his cars, being tough on him sometimes, but always in the effort to help him reach his potential. Great Job Mikey!!!!! But remember, you'll be starting behind us next race ;-)

The points battle is really starting to heat up. A case can be made for any one of the top 5 cars winning the championship as just 31 points seperates 1st from 5th. Of course, we are going to do our level best to bring home #4, so make sure you come on out to the races and cheer us on... let me know you are coming and we can get you a super cool autograph card signed by LaCrash himself... lol

The points battle as of 6/27:

1 - #12 Kris Harriss - 412

2 - #99 Scott LaCross - 394

3 - #97 Nat Barber - 392

4 - #64 Jon "Fozzy" Roberts - 391

5 - #2 Mike Fritz - 381 


Next up for us is July 11th, which is Pawn Exchange night at Evergreen Speedway. The Super Late Models will be on the big 5/8 oval while the Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Super and Stinger 8's tackle thier respective tracks as the race season heads into it's 2nd half.

And dont forget, its the big 4th of july show this weekend...  

The 4th of July at Evergreen Speedway will be a night not to be missed. Bring the whole family. The show will start at 7:00pm the evening will be capped off with the biggest fireworks show on the east side.
Also in store for the evening will be a Demo Derby, boat races, school bus races, a rollover contest, “The Beast” jet powered dragster will perform a show where he melts a car. Mr Dizzy is going to do a death defying school bus jump. Along with everything else, we will have the hornets& youth hornets

Pit gate opens at 2:00pm
Grandstand Gates open at 3:00pm
Main Events at 7:00pm

General admission tickets will be $18.50 for adults, jr/sr’s(11-17, 62+)$13.50, child(6-10) $7.50, 5 and under FREE
Family pass, 2 adults and up to 4 child/jr’s for $60.00
Reserved seating also available for any age at $22.50
call the speedway office to purchase tickets in advance Tuesday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm  360.805.6100


See you at the races!!! 

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