We had a good turnout this week for our Thursday night LMP racing with a total of 16 guys when it came time to begin racing. The “B” main is up first and this week it was Tim B who jumped out to an early lead as he begin the race with 42 laps leaving him just 1 lap ahead of Walt in 2nd place. Come the end of the following heat Walt would move into a tie for the lead with Tim at 82 laps. Tim would regain the lead during the 3rd heat as he went back ahead of Walt by 2 laps. Tom De Avila would move into a tie for 2nd with Walt and we also had a tie for 3rd between Sam G and Tim Wood at 154 laps at the end of the 4th heat. Tom would take over 2nd place during the 5th and was trailing Tim B by just 2 laps. During the 6th heat Tim B would gain another lap on Tom and come the end of the 7th Tim would get up to a 4 lap lead. In the end, Tim B would come away with the win as he finished a total of 6 laps ahead of Tom with 323 laps which left the final looking like this; Tim B, Tom, Walt, Tim W, Sam, Carlos, and Alex.

                Moving on to the “A” main which had a total of 9 guys when it became time to begin racing. The first heat got going and Bill V finished ahead of the pack with 45 laps leaving 3 racers tied for 2nd place at 44 laps. During the 2nd heat it was Jim Lane who broke the 3-way tie as he gained control of 2nd place and was just trailing Bill by 2 laps. It seemed like whatever Jim did Bill V would match as the 3rd heat they both had 46 laps followed up with 44 laps in the 4th. It wasn’t til the 5th heat that Bill V would gain 1 more lap on Jim giving him a 3 lap lead now. Bill V would sit out during the 6th so Jim would move up to 1st place. Bill V would return in the 7th and he picked up right where he left off and fast forwarding to the end of the final heat Bill V would come out on top finishing with a total of 357 laps which was a solid 8 lap lead over our 2nd place finisher Vic. With that being said here’s how the final played out; Bill V, Vic, Jim, Rick, Mike K, Bill T, Russ, Mike R, and Tim H. 


Guys it is time to sign up for LMP. Hay there’s a couple of guys and there is a few more. Holy cow we are going to need a second sheet. Twenty racers lined up last Thursday, more than we have had in quite a while. Let us get this started. We have five in the C’s. Sammy got off to a quick start with Richard just a couple of laps back. Alex got off to a slow start on red bringing up the rear. In the second heat, Alex got it going and won the heat. After another good run in heat three Alex had pulled to within three laps of Sammy. Then after troubles in heat 4, Alex would never be close again. Sammy continued to run at the front with Richard in second fighting to hold off Carlos. It took until heat seven before Carlos got past but then Carlos finished strong pulling ahead by six laps. While things were shuffling around him, Mike started in 4th place and finished in fourth place. Looked like this night Sammy was running good enough to run in the B’s. Therefore, it was Sammy, Carlos, Richard, Mike and Alex after having some problems.


Step up B’s. Our good friend Steve stepped out for dinner and missed out on being in the C’s because of the early start due to the number of racers. For the first four heats of this race, the first four racers were separated by only two laps. Russ, Tim B, & Tom all led with Walt hanging right in there. Mike and Tim W started strong but then faded a little. Super Joe who has been running well lately just never got going in this race. Russ spent most of the first half hanging around 3rd place but charged to the front in heats 4 and 5. After heat 4, Russ had a smooth run to the win. It was not so easy for Tom to get into second he had a tough race first with Tim B and then Walt. Tim B, Mike and Tim W all faded a little in the second half so the final was Russ, Tom, Walt, Tim B, Mike, Tim W, Super Joe and Steve.


Now the A’s. After the first two heats things were just about the way you think they would be, the guys on the short end of the track were ahead of the guys on the long end. In the middle of the third heat, Bill V had a problem and dropped out. After two heats, Jim took the lead from Tom and held it until the end of the sixth heat, when Tim caught up with him. About this time Bill T departed the race. For the rest of the race Tim and Jim battled for first and Vic and Tom battled for third. Mike was not quite on his game this night. Therefore, the final was Tim, Jim, Vic, Tom, Mike, Bill T, Bill V.



                We had another good week of LMP racing as we had 13 racers make it out Thursday night. The “B” main was first and we had 6 racers in that and this week it was Tim B who took the 1st heat as he had 42 laps on yellow. Tim W moved from a tie for 3rd into 2nd place during the 2nd heat and was trailing the other Tim by just 1 lap. It was during the 3rd that Tim W would take over the lead as Tim B moved down to a tie for 2nd place. Tim B would regain control of 2nd place in the 4th heat but was trailing Tim W by 5 laps. At the end of the 6th heat Tim W was up to a 7 lap lead over the other Tim in 2nd place. The battles between the Tim’s went to Tim Wood as he came away with the win beating Tim B by 4 laps 321 to 317. So this weeks “B” main finished like this; Tim W, Tim B, Walt, Alex, Jason, and Steve.

                Moving on to the “A” main which consisted of 7 guys this week. The power came on and the “A” main was underway and it was Vic who took the 1st heat as he had 44 laps on blue leaving Mike K and Tom S tied for 2nd place just 1 lap back. Bill V made a move from a tie for 3rd to a tie for 2nd place with Tom during the 2nd heat but Bill would soon take over 2nd place during the 3rd. At the halfway point Bill V found himself just 1 lap back of Vic with 4 heats to go. Bill would move into the lead during the 5th heat as he went ahead of Vic by 1 lap but it would be short lived as they moved back into a tie for 1st at the end of 6th heat at 261 laps. Jim Lane was also making a last minute charge and found himself in 2nd place just 4 laps back going into the 7th heat. It was during the 7th heat he moved ahead of Vic and was trailing Bill by just 1 lap with 1 heat to go. The final heat went to Jim as he finished with 44 laps while Bill had 41 laps on red giving Jim a 2 lap lead. The overall final came down to this; Jim, Tom, Bill, Vic, Mike R, Mike K, and Tim H. 



                It was the last Thursday night LMP race for the month of March and we had a great turnout with 14 racers so it was going to be a full and exciting night of racing. The “B” main consisted of the 6 racers and the 1st heat it was Tom who came away with the lead as he had 41 laps on blue. He went on to have 42 laps in the 2nd and had a 6 lap lead over Sammy in 2nd place. Joe would catch Sam during the 3rd heat and they were now tied for 2nd place trailing Tom by 12 laps now. Joe would take over 2nd place during the 4th heat and we also had Tim Wood move into a tie for 3rd with Alex D. It wasn’t til the end of the 6th heat that Alex gained control of 3rd place and was trailing Joe by just 3 laps. It would be short lived as Tim W had 40 laps in the 7th moving him back into a tie for 3rd with Alex at 259 laps with just 1 heat to go. Tim would be the one who came out on top as he finished with 40 laps on orange giving him a 3rd place finish with 299 laps. It was Tom coming away with the win as he finished with an 11 lap lead over Joe with 315 laps leaving the final looking like this; Tom, Joe, Tim, Alex, Sam, and Carlos.

                We had a full field for our “A” main and we had half the racers finished tied for 1st place at the end of the 1st with 43 laps. Out of the 4 racers who were tied for 1st place it was Tim H who took over the top spot during the 2nd heat as he went ahead of Mike R by 2 laps. 2nd place moved back into a 3-way tie between; Bill T, Mike R, and Bill V at 129 laps. Tim fell down to a 2 lap lead during the 4th as both Bill V and Bill T were now tied for 2nd place. Bill V moved down to purple in the 5th heat and had 47 laps which pushed him up to 1st place with a 2 lap lead over Tim H and Vic who were now tied for 2nd place. Vic would take over 2nd place in the 6th heat and we also had Bill T move into 3rd place with just 2 heats to go. The following 2 heats we saw no change as Vic couldn’t catch Bill V in 1st place as Bill finished with 352 laps just 3 laps ahead of Vic in 2nd place. So the final for the last “A” main of March went like this; Bill V, Vic, Bill T, Jim, Tim, Mike R, Russ, and Mike K. 



                We had a total of 12 racers when it came time to begin out Thursday night LMP racing. Up first in the “B” main this week it was Tom who jumped out to an early lead as he opened up with 42 laps on yellow giving him a 3 lap lead over Walt. Tim Wood was able to catch Walt in the 2nd heat and they were tied for 2nd place at 76 laps just 6 laps back of Tom. Fast forwarding to the end of the 4th heat Tom was down to a 4 lap lead over Walt but during the next 2 heats Walt would come extremely close to catching our leader and come the end of the 6th heat Walt was within 1 lap. It was shaping up to be a close battle for the top spot but Tom would rebound in the 7th and in the end he was able to hold off Walt as he came away with the win finishing 5 laps ahead. The final for the “B” main this week played out like this; Tom, Walt, Joe, Sammy, Tim W, and Carlos.

                Now on to the “A” main where both Vic and Tom finished with 45 laps in the opening heat with Mike R just 1 lap back in 2nd place. Tom would gain control of the lead during the 2nd heat as Vic moved down to 2nd place just 2 laps back. During the 3rd heat Mike R would move into 2nd place as Vic dropped back to a tie for 3rd place with Tim H. Moving down to the black lane during the 4th, Tim H would have his best heat of the night as he had 45 laps and a fast lap of 3.789 leaving him now in a tie for the lead with Tom at 173 laps. It was during the following heat that Tim took over the lead as he got out to a 3 lap lead over Tom. The 6th heat saw no change as Tim would remain 3 laps ahead of Tom, it was during the 7th heat that Tom would regain control of the lead as he went ahead by 1 lap. During the 8th and final heat we had 3 racers finish with 46 laps, and wouldn’t you know it those 3 guys were our top 3 finishers for the “A” main. Tom would come away with the win as he finished with a total of 348 laps leaving Bill T 3 laps back in 2nd place. Our final for the “A” main came down to this; Tom, Bill T, Vic, Tim, Mike and Russ. Thank you to all the racers that came out and hope to see you all next week. 

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