We had an awesome turnout this week as we almost had a full signup sheet with 17 racers. The “B” main was going to consist of 9 guys then another 8 in the “A”. The “B” main would get underway first and this week it was Steve who came away with the lead early on as he began his night with 40 laps on blue. Meanwhile; Walt, Alex, and Tom all finished tied for 2nd place just 1 lap back at 39. During the 2nd heat Tom would gain control of 2nd place with Alex taking over 3rd. Alex would soon lose his seat in 3rd place as Walt took his place. Steve was able to hold on to 1st place with a 2 lap lead on Tom during the 3rd and 4th heat and come the end of the 6th he had a 3 lap lead. In the last few heats Russ would make his way down to the faster lanes and took full advantage as he had a solid 43 laps on black then another 43 laps on yellow. Tom had to finish his night with the harder lanes and it cost him his 2nd place spot as Russ was able to sneak by and beat him out by just 1 lap. Steve would come away with the 1st finish as he completed his night with a total of 320 laps. So here’s how the “B” main finished out; Steve, Russ, Tom, Tim W, Walt, Gary, Rich, Tim B, and Alex.
Now on to the “A” main where we had a very exciting race as all 8 of the racers were battling it out the entire time. The first heat got underway and we had 6 of the 8 racers finish with 40 or more laps but it was Vic and Mike K who finished ahead of the pack as both had 45 laps. They would remain tied during the 2nd heat but come the end of the 3rd Vic would take control of 1st as Mike moved down to a tie for 2nd place with Bill V at 130 laps. The 4th heat was nice to everyone as all 8 of the racers finished with 40 or more laps. At the halfway mark, Vic was down to just a 1 lap lead over Rick and Bill V who were tied for 2nd place with Mike K in 3rd.While Vic was on red, Rick was able to take advantage and cranked out 45 laps which was enough to move into 1st place with a 3 lap lead. During the 6th, Rick was able to hold on to a 3 lap lead as Mike and Vic moved into a tie for 2nd. Mike K found himself on purple for 7th heat and was flyin as he finished with 46 laps which was enough to move into a tie for 1st with Rick at 304 laps leaving Vic just 1 lap back in 2nd. Coming down to the wire, all 3 guys battled it out for the top spot as none of them could afford to slip up. Vic would finish with the most laps as he closed out his night with 46 laps on purple with Mike K right next to him on black finishing with 45 laps. They would both finished tied with 349 laps but it was Mike who came away with the win as he finished roughly 20 feet ahead of Vic so the final for the “A” main played out like this; Mike K, Vic, Rick, Bill V, Bill T, Jim, Mike R, and Tom S. We’ll see you all next week.
We had a big turnout this week as we had 17 racers when it came time to begin our Thursday LMP racing. Up first in the “B” main which consisted of 9 racers we had Jim Lane take the opening heat as he started his night with 43 laps on orange giving him a 2 lap lead over; Tim B, Sammy, and Mike R who were all tied for 2nd at 41 laps. Jim was able to remain 2 laps ahead as Steve now joined the tie for 2nd place at 82 laps with Tim B and Sammy. Tim B would take over the top spot in the 3rd as Jim had to sit out a heat. It was during the 4th that Steve soon jumped into the lead as he moved just 1 lap ahead of Tim B. Steve would remain in the lead til the 7 heat when he had to sit out. Going into the final heat we had a tie for the top spot between Jim Lane and Mike Reese as they both were at 293 laps. In the end, Jim was able to come away with the win as Mike Reese finished with 39 laps on orange which isn’t his best by any means. So the final for the “B” main played out like this; Jim, Mike R, Russ, Tim B, Steve, Sammy, Alex, Rich, and Bill T.
Moving on to the “A” main where this week we had big Tom Schiavo take the opening heat with 45 laps with Vic in 2nd place just a few laps back. Rick was able to move into 2nd place during the 2nd heat but our leader Tom was up to a 5 lap lead already. During the 3rd Rick was able to gain a couple laps on our leader but during the 4th he was able to move into the lead as he went ahead by 1 lap. It was during the 5th that Mike K made a jump from 3rd place all the way up into the lead as he went ahead with a 3 lap lead as he finished with 46 laps on purple. He must not have liked that 46 on purple because he followed it up with another 46 on black now giving him a solid 8 lap lead on Rick. By the end of the 7th both Vic and Rick were tied for 2nd place at 298 laps. In the end, Vic was able to sneak past him and was able to bring home the 2nd place finish with 343 laps. Mike K brought home 1st place as he finished with 354 laps which was 11 laps ahead of Vic. So the final for the “A” main looked like this; Mike K, Vic, Rick, Bill V, Tom, Mike W, Walt, and Mike T. Good racing guys and we’ll see you next week.
We had just 11 racers when it came time to begin our first LMP race of 2018. We’ll begin with the 6 man “B” main and this week we had Walt and Tom S finished tied for lead at 41 laps During the 2nd heat Mike T jumped into the lead as he had 43 laps on blue giving him a 1 lap lead. Mike would remain 1 lap ahead of Tom in the 3rd heat but come the end of the 4th he was up to 4 lap lead. Tom was in 2nd place but had Walt closing in on him and when the 6th heat came to end Walt was within 2 lap of 2nd place. It was during the 7th that Walt was able to take over 2nd place as he went ahead of tom by 2 laps. In the end, Walt was able to bring home 2nd place and our 1st place finisher Mike finished with a total of 332 laps and a 5 lap lead. Here’s how the final played out; Mike, Walt, Tom, Steve, Alex, and Tim W.
Moving on to the “A” main where this week we had Jim Lane take the opening heat as he began his night with 44 laps giving him a 2 lap lead over Rick. Jim was able to gain 2 more laps on Rick and now had a 4 lap lead going into the 3rd. The 3rd heat is when Jim’s night would come to an end and Eddie Shorer took over the lead. At the end of the 4th heat Eddie had a 2 lap lead over Rick but at the end of the 5th heat Rick and Eddie were tied for the lead at 210 laps. It was during the 6th heat that Bill V took over the lead from Eddie and got up to a 2 lap lead going into the remaining 2 heats. Rick was able to move into 2nd place during the 7th heat and was just 1 lap back of our leader Bill. In the end, both Bill and Rick would finish tied with 341 laps but it was Bill who would come away with the first place finish. So the final for the “A” main this week played out like this; Bill, Rick, Eddie, Russ, and Jim Lane.