Lawrenceburg Speedway 04/08/2017:
Successful first race of the year! It was great to knock the rust off and get a top-five finish in the first race. The track was much drier than expected but the car felt great in hot laps. Pill draw did us no favors and had us starting last in the 2nd heat race. Another competitor had motor issues and that allowed me to start 4th. After successfully getting to the bottom in one and two, I had secured third down the backstretch and second by the time lap one was over. I was working on the leader when finally with three to go, I made the pass in turns one and two. I was able to hold the lead until a Landon Simon slider came on the last lap. I was mad at myself for not recognizing it sooner but I’ll keep it noted. I can be better.
It was fantastic having the opportunity to start 3rd in the feature. Unfortunately, the leader didn’t get through the first lap very well and I got held up behind him. I dropped to 5th and comfortably created my own island. (Maybe I stunk?). The race went green to checker. 4th place was half a straightaway ahead and 6th place was half a straightaway behind. Looking back at the video, I see what I need to fix for next week. Look for us at Lawrenceburg Speedway on 04/15/2017!
Please check out our video recap at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivx-umTOtXs&t=3s
I will be giving a weekly report about how the weekend went and what we can take on to the next race. Looking forward to race season, only 3 weeks to practice!
JJ - 02/28/2017