Well, the speedweek curse bit us again. The part that sucks the most is it affects our top 3 points run for the track when someone else decides they want to just dump someone out of the way when they realize they can’t get around them clean. It’ll be another one to remember and take care of another day.
The car was phenomenal after completely redoing the rearend and putting an actual dirt setup in vs an asphalt set. We realized some things were backwards when transferred from old car and that’s a mistake I’ll own up to. The best part of that? We made it work for 6 races in a row.
Want to thank Andrew Olsen for the pit spot again. Was awesome to not have to worry about that after the 2 weeks we’ve all had.
Thank you to all of our supporters and to each and every single person that makes this thing go. We definitely could use some help with a sponsor for fuel/entry fees/or whatever, so if you know anyone, send them our way .
Next race is the 4th of July back at Sunset Speedway. See you all there!
Ordered a new birdcage that finally came in Friday. Been running some cages from 2004-06 that don’t even use bearings and had the car way off measurements and was ruining expensive stuff, so we decided it’d be a fun time to change it and try to make it happen for Saturday to test before some big races coming up in the next couple months.
For the main, the car was much better but still lacked some of the drive we had before with the old birdcage, but didn’t break those important parts!
Started 6th and the race was just a cluster fuck. Entire field got caught up in chaos on a restart which got us up to 3rd but got out of rhythm and bent some shit on the RF after being driven into the wall on the following start. Luckily the rim had just enough to hold air for the remainder of the race and we finished 6th.
As we’ve said many times this year, the group we race with each and every week is amazing to race against. We just lost some brain cells last night apparently. You would have thought our race was for $2,500. Fortunately, our damage is minor so far. Others definitely didn’t fare so well.
FINALLY have a week off which will help us tremendously and catch up on things.
Thanks to all who support us. Big thanks to my mom who’s here visiting and helping out. Also thanks to Jeremy Means for the like contest and comping our entry.
Lastly, yuge thank you to my wife for everything she does. She has now put up with me for 12 years, 7 of em married today. Happy Anniversary, Alanna Day-Wood!!
Sunset Speedway Track Points
(points through 6/10)
IMCA State Points – Oregon
(points through 6/10)
After 4 years of building the new car, we finally got out to our first race weekend which happened to be the double header 4th of July weekend at Sunset Speedway in Banks, OR.
Things went well and the car was fast, but we developed an overheating issue both nights which seen the engine get to 260° and 280° by the end of the A-mains.