11 Jun Two top tens
For having done no work on the car this week as I was busy working and Dad was out of town on business, the car was a lot better than I thought it would be. We did one practice session and left the car as it was.
Qualifying still continues to elude me. I need other cars around me to make me push myself harder. I managed to qualify 10th for the first feature.
The first feature was pretty much line up and go as it went green to checkers. On lap 26, I’d make an inside pass on the 69 car and that was it for this feature as we rolled across the finish line in 9th.
For the second feature we would line up in 7th. This race was to have a number of cautions and a bit more action.
We had some really fast cars starting behind us so I was confident that there would be some three wide action early in the race, and I wasn’t wrong. With the 24 on the bottom, me in the middle and the 10 on the outside, it would be tight into corner 1. I would get into the 10 car and get him out of shape a bit but he easily collected it and continued. I fell back to 12th by lap 12.
On lap 11, the 3 and 57 would tangle on the front stretch sending the 57 around and bringing out the caution. 57 would retire to the infield for the night. We were able to slow and stop to avoid the wreck, the 9 would spin to avoid and the 4 would attempt to go to the outside, getting some minor damage which would result in the 4 heading into the pits to have the car checked.
We would restart in 8th and by lap 13 we would move up to 7th. On lap 16 the 9 would bring out the final caution of the night. We would restart 7th and finish in 7th.
Special thanks for all the help that I received at the race track. Last night, Danny Benedict’s crew helped us out taking our stuff to the infield. Appreciate your help, you guys are amazing.
And thanks to my sponsor Great Lakes Concrete, Nick Goetz Motorsports, for always supporting me. Nick is one of the most amazing competitors. He sponsors people who are his competitors, he sponsors a series in 2018 that runs between Sunset Speedway and Sauble Speedway and his crew and Nick are always willing to help if you need advice or a spare part to get you back in the race, or even his car ☺️.
Thank you to my other sponsors as well for everything you do to support me. Mobil 1, SE Telecom, Avaya, Radical Rods and Restorations, Epic Racewear, Gear Head Parts, The Mortgage Station, Wix and JT and Company.