Tuesday, April 12, 2011
saturday night April 2nd 2011
ur race on April 2nd 2011 started out great, we won the heat race, the car was working good, and we started on the pole for the main. I was able to get a great start and jumped into the lead. The car was running great ,the track had slicked up and was dusty, but there were two grooves; high or low I was running the higher line. I held on to first place for a few laps when one car was able to get under me for the lead. After a few laps we had caught up to a lapped car that wasn’t running much slower then I was making it hard to get past. I tried to dart under him in the first and second turns but hit a wet spot and pushed up, just as the car behind me tried to “shoot the gap” but managed to shoot into my right front tire. The impact sent him sailing and broke my upper ball joint. I headed pit side so Doug could try and get the car repaired and back out. Doug and Bailey worked quickly to replace the ball joint, but the race ended just as they finished repairs. After the races we found the shock was bent, the R/F rim is also ruined the front bumper bent and the brand new nose piece bent. We will get it all repaired and ready for the next race April 16th, 2011 at Mohave Valley Raceway.