Practice was going great and the Citizens Independent Bank, River City Stitch, Leos Upper Dells Bar, 2nd Street Depot, Ford Fusion was one of the fastest cars. After the second practice we came in and noticed that the right front wheel had split the bead off the back. We were lucky that the tire didn’t go flat and that the only damage was the wheel. We had made some changes and went out for our qualifying run and I didn’t qualify as well as I had hoped for but I know that next week I will do a better job- I think not driving a car for a year had an impact on my qualifying run. We started 3rd in the heat race and was able to jump to the outside of the leader within a few laps. With 4 laps to go I was able toclear the leader and started to pull away from the field. I drew an 8 for the invert for the feature, so I lined up last row outside.
My car startedout pretty good and I was able to pass a few cars but made it to the 5th place car and tried him on the outside for a few laps but I wasn’t able to clear him because he kept using up both grooves of the track. After running on the outside for 6 laps, I had to duck back in and try to gainenough momentum to be able to hold him to one lane. My car was getting more and more loose off and I wasn’t able to complete the pass for5th and had to finish with a 6th place finish. It wasn’t the finish I had hoped for but my car didn’t suffer any damage and we know what adjustments we want to make for next week. I guess taking one of the two trophies for the Super Late Models isn’t bad for my first night back inover a year. I would like to thank all who came out to support me this past Sunday, I truly appreciate all of the tan support every week ! I will have t-shirts available for sale after the races in the pits every week. The shirts come in two colors- black and white. Sizes from small to XXXL are available for $15.00 each.
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