With a 4 day Holiday weekend there is always a few options for some big money racing. This weekend we had 3 local options. The Ten Grand Nationals @ Summit Motorsports Park, Dragway 42’s “All No Box” weekend & Quaker City’s No Box Bash.
Matt decided to try his hand @ the big money up @ Summit. Three $10,000 to win races for a small $125 entry fee. The only problem with that race is Delay boxes were allowed which we don’t run. A delay box aids in reaction time but we are pretty competitive without one so it was worth the try. Matt had to work Friday so a close friend Bubba Black took the reigns Friday & won a round even though it was his first time in the car. Matt took over Saturday loosing 2nd round then 3rd round on Sunday. It doesn’t sound like much but going any rounds @ this race is an accomplishment.
I decided to stay close to home & went to Dragway 42 for the weekend. I think it may have been a mistake. I only won 2 rounds the whole weekend @ a race I should have cleaned house. I was just in the wrong place @ the wrong time the whole weekend. I did have a lot of fun with the Tree People. I miss the old days.
I’m guessing Matt & I wish we would have went to Quaker. That race was middle of the road from Summit & 42. Oh well. Next week right?
This coming weekend is our last points race of the year @ Summit Motorsports Park. I am currently in 7th place fighting to stay in the top 9 to make the Bracket finals team & the trip to Indy. Matt is knocking on the door to make the top 16 which would qualify him for the Ultimate 64 run off @ the Halloween Classic for a chance @ a 20,000 prize. Nothing like pressure. This Sunday is another Summit Super Series points race @ Dragway 42. This will be the last for me if I make the team @ SMP going to Indy. There are 2 points races after that. They both fall on the weekend I will be in Indy. In a strange twist Matt has taken the points lead @ 42. There is a question of membership etc… with the 2 racers ahead of him & some others. As of right now Matt is in the lead. Stay tuned for the juicy details on that.