|May 14th, 2007
May 11th @ Spencer Speedway:
#50-DNS, #5-5th, #11-11th
Well it was a mix of good news and dumb news.
First the good news: I
went faster in a race car than I ever have before.
After breaking the rust off at practice the prior
week, and some coaching from Terry, I picked up enough
speed to be competitive in the #50 SST Modified with
the other Rookies. This left us all very encouraged as
I know there is much more speed left to show as my
skills and the car set up improves.
The dumb news was that
while I was lining up for a race (I wasn’t even on
the race track) my car went through a dip and tore a
small hole in the corner of the oil plan. We did not
discover the leak until after our qualification (“heat”)
race. The oil leak could not be fixed safely so we
parked the car for the night without running in the
main event. For those new to racing, you will see a
“DNS” on any official listing which stands for Did
Our primary car (the
#5 SST Modified) had a tough heat race getting crashed
out on the first lap. Our crew fixed the car and we
were ready for the main event (“feature”). Terry
started 17th of 20 cars and raced through the field
finishing 5th for a great recovery. We are looking
forward to next week with an outlook for both teams to
do even better.
Terry’s #11 ROC
Modified had a tough outing as we discovered a minor
problem that plagued the car all evening. Terry chose
to run a few laps in the feature and pulled in early
as we really needed to do the maintenance back at the
shop. The #11 will remain parked for one week so we
can further concentrate on the #50 and #5 next week.
Our crews are developing nicely and after next week,
we should be better prepared to handle the hectic pace
that a three car team demands.
We look forward to
your e-mails of encouragement and hope to see you at
Spencer Speedway soon.