The 2nd week of November has come to an end so it’s time to recap and discuss what happened Thursday night for our LMP group. We had just 12 guys when it came time to begin racing. The “B” main was almost a full field as we had 7 guys when it came time to begin. The guys got going and in the opening heat we had; Walt, Steve, and Mike R finish tied for the lead at 42 laps, Russ had control of 2nd place all too himself at 41 laps, then we had; Alex, Tim W, and Tom D tied for 3rd at 40 laps. In the following heat we had Walt and Mike R remain tied for the lead at 85 laps, meanwhile we had Alex jump into a tie for 2nd along with Steve and Tim W at 82 laps. In the following heat Walt would gain the outright lead from Mike R as Walt went ahead by 1 lap; we also had a tie for 3rd as Alex and Tom D were now tied at 123 laps. In the 4th, Mike would regain control of the top spot as he jumped ahead of Walt by 2 laps. We also had Tom D make his way into 3rd place as he moved ahead of Alex by 1 lap. Mike would take the following heat and now had a 4 lap lead on Walt and an 8 lap lead over Tom D in 3rd place. The 6th heat would belong to Tom D as he had 44 laps on yellow and was able to move up into 2nd place trailing the leader by just 7 laps. Steve was making a late move in the closing heats and when he landed on black for the 7th heat, he would have the most laps with 44 bumping him up into 3rd place. The entire race was super close as everyone was within one another by just a lap or 2. In the end, Steve and Tom D would finish tied at 333 laps but it was Steve who was slightly ahead of Tom allowing for Steve to bring home the 2nd place finish. The win went to Mike Reese who finished with a grand-total of 338 laps. So the overall final looked like this; Mike R, Steve L, Tom D, Walt, Russ, Tim W, and Alex.
Moving on to the “A” main which had just 5 guys this week. The guys got going and Mike K got off to a rough start as he began with just 29 laps on white. Jim Lane would come away with the lead at the end of the 1st as he started his night with 45 laps followed close behind by Vic just 1 lap back. Jim would follow it up with another 45 laps down on purple which bumped him up to a 4 lap lead over Tom and Vic who were now tied for 2nd place. Jim would reach his biggest lead of the night in the 3rd as he got up to a 5 lap lead over Tom who took over 2nd place from Vic. Tom was able to gain a couple laps back from Jim in the 4th and when we reached the end of the 5th heat Jim was down to a 2 lap lead. He would remain 2 ahead till the 7th heat, that’s when it all fell apart. Jim made his way to red and closed out the heat with just 36 laps which wouldn’t be enough to remain in the top spot allowing for Vic to take over the lead with just 1 heat to go. Vic would seal the deal in the final heat as he finished off his night with 44 laps bringing his total to 351 laps. Jim closed out his night with 42 laps which brought him back up into 2nd place with 343 laps. So the final for the “A” main this week looked like this; Vic, Jim, Tom, Bill, and Mike K. It was a fun night of racing and we hope to see you all next week.
Here we are for the last Thursday night race for the month of October. We didn’t have the biggest turnout this week as we had just 12 guys when it came time to begin racing. The “B” racers would get going first and they started right on time, 3 minutes later the leader was Mike Reese as he began his night with 41 laps leaving Alex D and Russ U tied for 2nd at 40 laps. In the following heat, Russ would have the most laps with 42 and moved into a tie for the lead with Mike at 82 laps. In the 3rd, both Alex and Walt would move into a tie for 3rd at 120 laps. Meanwhile, Russ gained control of the lead as he moved ahead of Mike by 1 lap; 124 to 123. For the 4th heat, Russ would again have the most laps with 44 on purple giving him now a 4 lap lead over Mike when we reached the halfway point. Walt had control of 3rd place but had Alex in 4th just 2 back and Steve was in last just 3 back so 3rd place could really go anyway as we still had a lot of racing left. Fast forwarding to the 6th heat, Alex found himself on the white lane and seemed to come off 1 too many times and finished with just 37 laps which wouldn’t be enough as Steve had 43 laps on purple bringing him up into 4th. Walt did have 3rd place with a 7 lap lead over Steve, but in the 7th Walt made his way to white and finished with 38 laps which allowed for Steve to move within 2 laps. Meanwhile up near the top, we had a battle brewing between Mike R and Russ as Mike was just 1 lap ahead; 296 to 295, with just 1 heat to go. In the end, Mike would come out on top as he was able to hold off Russ and brought home another win; 337 to 335. The battle for 3rd place was also a close one, both Walt and Steve finished tied with 324 laps, but the 3rd place spot went to Steve as he finished slightly ahead of Walt beating him by ½ a lap. So the final for the “B” main looked like this; Mike R, Russ U, Steve L, Walt S, and Alex D.
Moving on to the “A” main which had almost a full field as we had 7 guys when it came time to begin. The guys got underway and we had 2 of the 7 guys finish with under 40 laps. We had 2 racers finish tied at the top with 44 laps, those 2 were Craig and Mike K. We also had Tom S and Jim Lane finish tied for 3rd at 42 laps. Vic was in 2nd just 1 lap back of the tie for 1st, but he went on to take the 2nd heat as he had 47 laps on black which bumped him up into 1st place as he went ahead by 1 lap over Mike K in 2nd. Mike would come on to regain the lead in the 3rd as he went back ahead of Vic by 2 laps than another lap in the 4th. During the 5th, Tom S made his move on Vic and jumped up into 2nd place with Vic moving down to 3rd. When we reached the end of the 6th heat, both Vic and Bill were tied for 3rd at 262 laps. In the following heat, Bill was able to move ahead of Vic by just 1 lap with only 1 heat to go. Coming down to the final moments of the final heat, Vic would finish with 44 laps on blue which was enough to bump him back up into 2nd place as Tom S finished with 41 laps leaving him tied with Bill V at 348. The winner this week was Mike K who finished with 44 laps on green with a grand-total of 354 laps. So the final for this weeks “A” main looked like this; Mike K, Vic D, Bill V, Tom S, Jim L, Dennis S, and Craig C. It was an exciting night of racing and we’ll see you all next month for some more action packed racing….C/H
The month of October is coming to an end as we hit the last Thursday night LMP race last night. We had an average turnout with 11 guys on the sign-up sheet. It was determined that the “B” main would consist of 5 racers than 6 in the “A” main. The “B” main got going first and straight out the gates it was Mike Reese who came away with the early lead as he began with 43 laps on blue with Steve just 3 back in 2nd. During the 2nd though, Steve would get passed by Russ and Russ would gain control of 2nd place and was trailing Mike by 7 laps. Mike would continue adding to his lead in the 3rd and by the end of the 4th he was up to a 10 lap lead; meanwhile we had a 3-way battle for 2nd as Russ and Steve were tied at 166 and Sammy was 1 back at 165. In the following heat Russ would regain control of 2nd place as Steve dropped 2 back. Come the end of the 6th heat; Mike would have a 8 lap lead over Russ who was just 1 ahead of Steve and Sammy who were tied at 249. Things became very interesting during the 7th as both Sammy and Steve finished with 41 laps which left them, along with Russ, all tied for 2nd place at 290 laps. Russ had one of the harder lanes to compete with for the final heat and he finished the night with 40 laps on red bringing his grand-total to 330 laps. Both Steve and Sammy would finish tied at 331 laps but it was Steve who came away with 2nd place followed by Sammy in 3rd. So the winner of the “B” main was Mike Reese who held on to 1st place for the entire race and he finished with a 6 lap lead with a grand-total of 337 laps leaving the final looking like this; Mike R, Steve L, Sammy G, Russ U, and Alex D. On to the “A” main.
Moving on to the 6 man “A” main where this week it was Jim Lane who came away with the 1st heat as had 45 laps in the opening heat. Bill V was just 1 back at the end of the 1st and he would soon jump into the lead as he had 46 laps in the 2nd giving him a 1 lap lead over Jim. Bill would follow it up in the 3rd with 47 laps on black giving him now a 6 lap lead over Jim. Tom Schiavo was making a run and when we reached the halfway point he had moved up into 2nd place advancing passed Jim Lane. Bill’s lead would drop down to 4 laps in the 5th and then it dropped to just 2 laps in the 6th. Tom would continue pushing in the 7th and he and Bill were tied for the lead at 3114 laps going into the final heat. The 2 would battle it out in the final heat as they were right next to each-other on white and green. In the end, Bill would come out on top as he finished with 45 laps leaving him 2 laps ahead of Tom with a grand-total of 359 laps. So the final for the “A” main came down to this; Bill V, Tom S, Jim L, Dennis, Mike K, and Vic D. It was an exciting night of racing and hopefully we’ll see most of you here this week at the raceway….C/H
It is again time for our Thursday night LMP race but this week wasn’t just the usual Thursday night race, this week was the 3rd week of the month which means we move over to the king track tonight. We originally had 11 guys on the signup sheet when it came time to begin but we had 3 drop out last minute bringing up down to just 8. The first group consisted of; Dennis S, Tim W, Bill V, and Russ U. The guys got going right at 7 and it was Bill V who came away with the early lead as he began his night with 51 laps on purple, Russ was on the opposite end of the track and he got off to a bit of a rough start as he finished with just 41 on red. Bad luck would soon hit Bill V in the 2nd as he ended the heat with just 38 laps on black allowing for Tim W to move into 1st and Dennis had 2nd place trailing Tim by just a foot or so. When we reached the end of the 4th, Dennis had control of 1st place with a 6 lap lead over Tim; 195 to 189. Meanwhile we had Bill V and Russ battling it out for 3rd place as Bill had a 2 lap lead on Russ at the end of the 5th. When the 6th came to end, Russ had moved ahead and into 3rd place as he went ahead of Bill by 4 laps. Russ would make his way to orange for the 7th heat and finished the heat with 43 laps; Bill on the other hand closed out the heat with 47 laps which left him trailing Russ by less than a foot. In the final heat, Bill V would turn the most laps with 50 on blue which gave him a 3rd place finish as Russ closed out the night with just 42 laps on white bringing his grand-total to 350 laps. Dennis would bring home the win as he finished with a total of 389 laps beating Tim Wood by 9 laps. So the final for the 4 man Group 1 race looked like this; Dennis, Tim W, Bill V, and Russ U.
Moving on to the 2nd race of the night which consisted of 4 guys also. The guys got going right on time and when we reached the end of the heat it was Mike K who came away with the lead as he began his night with 51 laps on purple with Sam R just 1 back in 2nd place. In the following heat, Sam would gain the top spot as he jumped up to a 3 lap lead over Mike and a 5 lap lead over Tom S in 3rd. Vic would soon jump into 3rd as he moved ahead of Tom by 2 laps as he had 50 laps on blue. Vic would continue moving up in the 4th as he jumped ahead of Mike K by just 1 lap in the 4th heat. The following heat would belong to our leader as he had a solid 51 laps on yellow moving him up to a 9 lap lead over Vic. During the 6th, Vic would take the heat as he finished with 50 laps on yellow allowing for him to gain 2 laps on Sam. The following heat we would see both Mike K and Vic finished tied for the most laps with 50 so Vic would move within 5 of Sam and Mike was now within 7 of Vic going into the final heat. Sam got lucky in the final heat as he finished with just 45 laps while Vic was 1 lane over finished with 48 laps allowing for Sam to barely bring home the 1st place finish; 392 to 390. So the final for the group 2 looked like this; Sam, Vic, Mike K, and Tom S. It was decided to move over to the King track just 1 week out of the month; I know some of you enjoy it, some of you don’t. Next week we’ll be back on the flat track so hopefully we get back some of the other guys. Thanks for coming out and congrats to both our winners, see you next week….C/H