|May 29th, 2007
May 25 Spencer: #50-16th,
We had a decent
weekend all around by having both cars take the
checkered. The team strategy of no one taking on any
pressure to “make up” for last week helped
everyone. I picked up more speed by not running on the
ragged edge and Terry managed to stay away from the
wrecks. We also learned more about how far these tires
can be pushed before they just stop working well.
After last weeks expensive outing, we were financially
conservative on tires and it likely cost Terry 3-4
spots. So this coming week we will be able to give
Terry a better set-up come feature time.
Something that did
have me a little worried was the number of weddings
that various crew members were obliged to attend.
However, we agree that special days like this need to
be shared and appreciated. If you’d seen our pits in
action, you would not have noticed we were down three
folks as our rookie members stepped up nicely and our
sophomores bumped it up a notch. I want to say thanks
to Donna (my wife), Cathy (my sister) and Jody London
for taking care of me. Terry’s crew consists of Keri
(his wife), Doug (his Dad) and new member (but an old
pro) Jim “Stymie”. This coming week we should have
Bob Tryka and John (son) back so I’m excited about
our ability to improve a little more.
Summing up, you know
it was a good night when the races were done before
9:30, there’s a crowd around your trailer having fun
conversations, and there are kids sitting in your cars
imagining what it’s like to be out on the track.
I have the #50 in
Syracuse this week for general maintenance. That will
allow Doug and Terry to work on their #11 ROC
Modified. Also, Jody continues making progress on his
SST with a target of late June, early July. And we are
poking some good natured fun at Bob to get his Street
Stock finished up this year. If you live in the
Syracuse area and would like to stop by the shop and
say Hi, give me a call for directions, our shop is at
900 Old Liverpool Road.