Sunday, June 7, 2015

Race Debut - Great Night at the Track!

OK - Quit with the emails - here is the full rundown.

Loaded the car before noon right after a little car portrait photo op in the yard - just in case it got bent up in the first night of racing!

Off the trailer at the track - Tech inspection all went well. A few practice laps to see if the new springs and sway bar solved the push in the corners...then some tweaks to improve handling. Times on the track kept getting better as we made a few minor adjustments. Changed some tires around and had everything pretty much ready to go within an hour of the time trials.

We were like 5th in line for the time trials and quickly on our 3 lap run moved into 1st place. A car behind us beat our time but it felt real good to end up 2nd in the time trials.

This shows our time when we took the lead in the time trials! But we ended up 2nd

Feeling pretty good now we waited for the first heat race...we got a bad start position behind some slow cars so used it as more learning and set up some more suspension tweeks! Trophy dash was pretty much the same thing, so the team decided to make a push in the Main Event!

First Night Out and finished 4th in the Main Event! Had 3rd right up until a caution flag which closed up the pack with only 10 laps to go!

Lots off supporters for the team!

All in all it was a great night, brand new car and didn't break anything and our times were right up there with the winners, nobody ran away from us. Couple minor issues to check out and as Dustin gets more comfortable in the car and the way it handles...we should be in the hunt all season!!

Thanks for all the support and inquiries!

Stay tuned for more summer adventures in Kalispell - Run again next Saturday Night!

And a beautiful Montana Sunset at the track!

Capt. Jim - "The Wanderer"

Traveling and photographing the Southwest and Alaska!

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