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Yup...that happened yesterday...


So, I missed the first two heat races as I was getting shot #2 an hour away.....

Lil Red - his first heat was the World formula....came to the green and one of his shocks unscrewed.....yup....end of that race; got last place points (for the heat). Cookie got third in her Heavy Honda heat and ran her faster lap ever during the heat

The final heat was the Heavy 160 - Lil Red clipped someone early on and then had to pull off with issues; then Cookie spun out three times (a DQ but technically a DNF for points)

So, yeah, the early part of the day was not very fun....

Then came the A mains!

Lil Red started last in the World Formula and was passing for first with 2 laps left when he got under the leader and the leader spun.... the leader spun on his own and that sent him to the back of the field; Lil Red hung on for the final 2 laps and took the CHECKERED FLAG!! Lots of excitement.

Cookie was up next in her Heavy Honda for the team. She was running great and then BOOM - the chain not only fell off, it broke in two pieces... as she was in the pits trying to have that fixed, they realized her brake pedal was broken. It was just too much to fix in 5 yellow laps - so they pulled her off. She finished 4th but really did have a good shot at 2nd.

Heavy 160 sees both of our drivers competing. She started 5th and he started 6th.... He picked his way through the field one car at a time (she spun once and went down a lap - but, one of our new scorers is a former quarter midget racer - and all she kept saying was 'how is she not wrecking? That car is horrible! How is she hanging on?' When Cookie came up at the end of the day, Brittney walked over to her and told her how impressed she was with her driving - I wish I could tell you how much that meant to her!!!). He finished 2nd but, after looking like he was catching the leader - and pulling away from third - he seemed to slow or back up. Well, there was a good reason for that....you ever driven a vehicle without power steering that's supposed to have it? That's 'kind of' what he was doing - he was driving the car without one of the tie rods attached to the left front axle.... another impressive day for the kid!!

So we came home with a 1, 2, 4, and 6. Lil Red gave his second place trophy to Cookie because 'she worked so hard today'....it was very sweet. The actual trophy (which I didn't even see) for first headed off to our sponsor.... the win sticker got put on the car!

Lots of work to continue this week.... Lil Red's 'new to him' car for the 160 needs paint and then put together. Cookie's 'evil' car is getting one more chance with some ideas they are throwing at it....

Thanks for being a part of this crazy ride!


Also, unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen to good people....and we had to tell our young drivers that after race day was over.... Tommy's friend since his first year was in a serious car accident with his grandpop (who was the one that helped Tommy's friend race and was really his father more than his 'real' one). Grandpop passed away and Tommy's young friend is in critical condition.... we ask for prayers for him and the family...

This picture is from that first year - and it absolutely shows what quarter midget racing is all about...

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:checkered: and. :rok: to Lil Red for that win!

Congrats to Miss Cookie for "rasslin'" an evil car to see things her way!

Keep surprising all of us, kids! :appl:

So sorry to hear of Lil Red's friend and his Grandfather. Prayers for his late Grandfather, and best thoughts for healing for Tommy's friend.
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Bravo Zulu to both kids. Sorry about the terrible news, best wishes to the family and to the youngster for a complete and speedy recovery.
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Thank you both....

We have no news on Tommy's buddy....he asks every day. Problem is - our connection to him was his Grandpop :(
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