Sunset Speedway held their second Fan Appreciation night on Saturday. A good size crowd was on hand. The weather looked suspect early in the evening but the rain stayed away and most all of the fans got down on the race track to meet their favourite drivers and get autographed pictures.
It’s taken us most of this season to overcome some bad luck and get our car set up for this very fast and competitive oval. We arrived early and got two sets of hot laps before running our qualifying heat races.
After two hard heat races we entered the consolation race and finished second losing the race by three inches. The fans let their approval be known by the loud applause after cheers after the checker flag fell.
We started fourteenth in the 30 lap feature race and got as high as 4th before getting caught on the outside behind a slower car. We battled hard and finished 7th, though a top four, maybe three was very possible. Our team was very happy.
This coming Saturday, July 28th, is Family Faith Night. Our sponsors will be giving a gift bag to the first 500 fans, as well as door prizes. We hope to see you there.