We had 12 racers here for a special Thursday night race on the King track. We had 6 guys running the basic LMP’s and then 11 in the Nascar group. We’ll begin with the 6 man LMP race and this week it was Bill T who came out the gates with 45 laps on black. He finished with a 2 lap lead over Tom S and Dennis who were tied at 43 laps after the first. When the 2nd heat came to an end we had; Tom S, Dennis, and Sam R finish with 44 laps so Tom and Dennis would remain tied for 2nd. Sam would move into 2nd place as he was able to jump ahead of Dennis and Tom s. When we reached the halfway point, Bill was up to a 5 lap lead over Sam and a 11 lap lead over Dennis who gained control of 3rd place. Sam would move within 3 laps of the leader with just 3 heats to go. Both Bill and Sam would turn 46 laps in the following heat so Bill would remain 3 laps ahead with just 1 heat to go. The 2 would both turn 46’s in the final heat which secured the win for Bill Taylor as he finished with a total of 366 laps leaving Sam in 2nd place 3 laps back at 363. So the final for the LMP class on the King track looked like this; Bill T, Sam R, Dennis, Tom s, Walt, and Tom De Avila.
Moving on to the Nascar race which also went down on the King track and it appeared as if it was going to be an exciting race as we had 11 racers. The first heat got underway and we had all 8 of the racers finish with 40 or more laps in the opening heat. The lead would belong to Mike K who finished with 46 laps on blue with Sam R close behind in 2nd place with 44 laps. Mike would remain 2 laps ahead of Sam during the 2nd but it was soon time for Sam to sit out allowing for Jim Lane to take control of 2nd place. Jim would soon run into a guide issue in the 4th which basically put him out of commission. When it came time for the 7th heat to begin we had Jim Lane and Bill V done for the night. Sam was running pretty well on the King track as he had back to back 46’s in heats 7 and 8. Mike would return for the final 2 heats and was up to a 6 lap lead over Sam and a 8 lap lead on Russ. Sam went on to have the most laps in the final heat with 45 laps on yellow. In the end, Sam and Russ would fall a little short securing the win for Mike K who finished with a total of 352 laps which was 5 laps ahead of Sam and 9 laps over Russ. So here’s how the final played out for Nascar racing on the King track; Mike K, Sam R, Russ, Dennis, Vic, Walt, Sammy, Tom de Avila, Tom S, Jim Lane, and Bill V. It was a fun night of racing and we’ll see you all next week.
Just a few days back we held our Thursday night LMP race on the flat track and we had just an alright turnout with 12 racers. We had Sam Rackham running in the “B” main this week as he’s usually an “A” racer, but he was able to get off to a good start as he and Steve L finished with 41 laps leaving them tied for 2nd place. Mike Tucker began his night with 42 laps in the opening heat giving him a 1 lap lead, but it wouldn’t be long til Sam moved into a tie for 1st as he had a solid 44 laps on blue during the 2nd. During the 3rd Sam would make his way to purple and ran very well finishing with 45 laps which moved him up into 1st place with a 3 lap lead on Mike T. Walt also got off to a good start and made his way into 3rd place during the 3rd heat. At the halfway point, Sam would have a 5 lap lead over Mike and a 13 lap lead over Walt in 3rd place. Steve was in 4th place but he was able to remain close to Walt during the last half of the race as he waited patiently for his chance. Walt was able to remain 3 laps ahead of Steve for about 3 heats as the battle for 3rd place would come down to the final heat. Steve had the advantage as he was running on yellow which is an easier lane compared to the white lane where Walt was. Steve would finish the 8th heat with 42 laps while Walt had 39 which left them both tied at 327 laps but it was Steve who came away with 3rd place. Sam was able to keep his ground and brought home the 1st place finish as he had 339 laps and a fast lap of a 3.898 beating out Mike Tucker by 7 laps. So the final for the “B” main looked like this; Sam, Mike, Steve, Walt, and Alex.
Moving on to the “A” where this week it was 7 racers and out of those 7, we had 6 of them finish with 40+ laps in the opening heat. Vic was our leader after 1 as he had 45 laps with; Mike K, Bill V, and Jim L tied for 2nd with 44 laps. It was during the 2nd heat that Bill took the top spot from Vic as he went ahead by 1 lap leaving Mike K and Vic now tied for 2nd at 88 laps. The musical chairs continued in the 3rd as Mike moved into a tie for the lead with Bill at 133 laps which allowed for Craig Correa to move into a tie for 2nd with Vic at 128 laps. Both Bill and Mike would finish with a pair of 46’s in the 4th so they would remain tied at the top, meanwhile Craig took over 2nd place as Vic dropped a few spots in the standings. Bill would soon break the tie for 1st as he went ahead of Mike by just 1 lap in the 5th heat. During the 6th, Bill was able to gain another 2 laps on Mike and we also had Jim Lane move into a tie for 3rd with Craig at 259 laps. Mike and Bill continued to battle it out during the 7th as they moved back into a tie for the lead at 308 laps with Jim Lane gaining control of 2nd. It would be a close and exciting finish as usual but this week Mike K brought home the win as he finished 2 laps ahead of Bill at 353 laps. So the final for the “A” main played out like this; Mike K, Bill, Jim L, Vic, Craig, Russ, and Tom S. We’ll see you all next week guys.
April is already here as we are now already a week into the month. This week we had a good turnout with 13 racers when it came time to begin racing. This week in the “B” main, Tom was able to come away with the lead at the end of the first heat as he began his night with 44 laps leaving Walt just 1 lap back in 2nd place. Tom was able to gain another lap on Walt during the 2nd heat and come the end of the 4th, Tom was up to a 6 lap lead. It was during the 5th that Walt slowly started making his move gaining a few laps here and there and when the 6th heat came to an end Walt was within 2 laps of our leader. Walt went on to have a good run on purple during the 7th heat finishing with 44 laps moving him into a tie for lead with Tom. Coming down to the final heat of the race and at that time it could’ve gone anyway. Walt had the black lane to deal with in the closing heat and he did what he needed to do as he finished with 45 laps. Tom was just a few lanes over on blue and he came away with 43 laps bringing his grand-total to 339 laps. So in the end, Walt was able to catch Tom and come away with the win as he beat him out by 2 laps; 341 to 339. So the final for the “b” main this week played out like this; Walt, Tom, Tim W, Steve, Jim W, Sammy, and Alex.
Moving on to the 6 man “A” main where this week it was Vic and Jim Lane who finished tied for the lead after the first heat at 45 laps. The battle continued in the following heat and Jim was able to move ahead by 1 lap and into 1st place. During the 3rd, Bill V made his way to purple and came away with 46 laps which moved him up into 2nd place. Jim was right next to him also had a great heat finishing with 47 laps now giving him a 4 lap lead. At the halfway point, Jim lost a lap on Bill during the 4th but he was still 3 laps ahead. Vic soon ran into some trouble during the 5th and it took him out of contention for the top spot. Tom S soon took over 3rd place and our leader Jim Lane was down to a 1 lap lead on bill V going into the 7th heat. Coming to the final stages of the race and we had Bill and Jim tied for the top spot at 311 laps. Bill went on to not do his best in the final heat as he finished with just 39 laps on red, meanwhile Jim was just 2 lanes over on green and finished with 42 laps which was enough to come away with the win. Jim was able to bring home the win as he finished with 353 laps and a fast lap of a 3.788. With that being said, here’s how the final played out for the “A” main; Jim, Bill, Tom S, Mike T, Vic, and Russ. We’ll see you all next week.