It’s time for our Thursday night group and this week we had a little smaller than usual turnout with just 10 guys when it came time to begin racing. Up first is the “B” main and this week it was Steve L on orange who took the opening heat beating out Dennis by just 1 lap; 42 to 41. Come the following heat, Dennis would gain control of the lead with Tom D and Steve moving into a tie for 2nd at 82 laps. Dennis would have an almost flawless run in the 3rd down on black as he finished with 45 laps putting him now 7 laps ahead of Tom who had 2nd place all to himself. During the 4th, Steve was able to catch Tom again and they were once again tied for 2nd place, but they both still had some work to do in order to catch Dennis as he was up to a 9 lap lead. The musical chairs continued some more in the 5th as Tom again went ahead of Steve by 1 lap. In a shocking turn of events, Steve moved back into a tie for 2nd place with Tom at 246 laps. They would remain tied in the 7th heat at 287 laps which was just 7 back of our leader Dennis. Tom had to deal with the red lane for the final heat while Steve was all by himself down on yellow. So Steve clearly had the advantage going into the final heat and Steve’s consistency paid off as he had the most laps in the final heat with 43 which beat out Tom for 2nd place. So here’s how tonight’s final for the “B” main played out; Dennis, Steve, Tom, Walt, and Alex.
Now on to the “A” main where it was Mike who took the first heat as he began the night with a solid 44 laps on blue. We also had a tie for 2nd between Jim Lane and Russ, with Bill V and Vic tied for 3rd at 41 laps. Come the end of the 2nd heat, Vic made a jump from a tie for 3rd up into a tie for 2nd with Jim Lane at 84 laps. Jim made his way to red for the 3rd heat and came away with 40 laps which wouldn’t be enough to remain in 2nd as Russ and Vic were now tied for 2nd at 127 laps. It was during the 4th that Vic gained control of 2nd place as he moved ahead of Russ by just 1 lap, but still had a little bit of work to do in order to catch Mike in 1st. During the 5th Vic was able to gain another lap on Mike and was now within 2 laps; meanwhile, Bill V moved into a tie for 3rd with Russ at 214 laps. Fast forward to the end of the 6th and we had a tie for the lead between Vic and Mike at 261 laps with Bill in 2nd just 2 back. It was during the 7th heat that Vic was able to gain control of the lead as he went ahead by 2 over Mike, we also had Jim lane and Bill V tied for 3rd at 301 laps. Vic would finish his night on white and came away with 42 laps leaving him with a total of 346 laps. Mike finished his night 1 lane over on green and had the most laps with 44 which left him tied with Vic at 346. Pulled out the tape measure, and it was determined that Mike K came away with the win as he beat out Vic by a half a lap. With that being said, here’s how tonight’s final played out; Mike K, Vic, Jim Lane, Bill V, and Russ. Great night of racing guys and we’ll see you all next week.
We had a smaller than usual turnout for the 1st race for the month of July with just 9 guys when it came time to start. The “B” main got going and it was Dennis who came away with the early lead as he began his night 43 laps on orange. Steve was in 2nd place and was trailing Dennis by just 1 lap but come the end of the 2nd Dennis had a 2 lap lead. Dennis soon had the red lane to deal with and Steve was able to capitalize and move up into 1st place with a 4 lap lead on Alex and Dennis. The following heat we saw Dennis and Alex remain tied but now it was a tie for 3rd as Tom De Avila move ahead and into 2nd.Dennis went on to have a solid heat In the 5th with 44 laps which moved him back into 2nd. It was shaping up to be a close finish as all 5 of the racers were within just a few laps of each other. Steve was able to remain 4 laps ahead of Dennis in the 6th but Dennis soon had another good run this time it was down on black and it put him now within just 1 lap of Steve. It came down to the very end and Dennis was able to come away with the win as he finished 5 laps ahead of Steve; 336 to 331. So the final for the “B” main this week looked like this; Dennis, Steve, Walt, Tom De Avila. and Alex D.
Now on to the “A” main where this week it was Vic who took the opening heat as he had 43 laps on orange leaving him just 1 lap ahead of Tom S and 2 ahead of Jim Lane. Vic went on to have another 43 laps in heat #2 leaving Jim and Tom now tied for 2nd place just 3 laps back. Things became a little interesting in the 3rd and we had a 3 way tie for lead at 127 laps between; Jim, Tom, and Vic. It was during the following heat that things got even more interesting as Jim soon took over lead with just 4 heats to go. The 4 guys would continue battling it out in the 5th and wouldn’t you know it Tom and Jim were tied at the top. Tom was down on black for the 6th heat and had a solid 46 laps which was enough to take over the lead. Vic would also have 46 laps down on black for the 7th which was enough to move back into 2nd but Tom still had a 2 lap lead. In the final heat, Vic would be unable to catch Tom so this week the “A” main went to Tom S who finished with 347 with Vic 2 back at 345 and Jim Lane in 3rd with 338 laps and Russ in 4th with 325 laps. Thank you to all the guys who came out this week and we’ll hopefully have a few more racers next week.