Well last weekend it was back to the Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite for the opening night of their season. We had about 21 sprint cars in the pit area. We had a mix of local, regional & national drivers there for the show.
When we arrived at the track the weather was very windy about 30 mph out of the north and it was only 60 degrees and falling. Not a great night for racing and the weather kept a lot of fans away as the stands were not very full.
Jessica drew in for us and she pulled a 36 pill. That started us in the 2nd row inside in the third heat race. We headed out to look at the track and due to the wind we thought it was going to dry out quick.
Then we went out for our hot laps. The track was wet slick and the wind made it hard to drive off turn 4. After hot laps we set up the car and headed out for the heat race.
At the drop of the flag we took off and got around the pole sitter and came off turn two leading the race only to have a yellow come out for a restart so we lined up again. Now when the green flag dropped we took off and were still in 3rd place coming off turn 2.
At this point it was a one groove track and we were not able to pass anyone and no one passed us so we finished third. That would start us 9th in the feature.
We made a bunch of changes to the car before we headed out for the feature. The track was dry slick from top to bottom and was slow in the turns and passing was going to be hard if at all.
At the start of the feature we took off and the track was slick and slow as we had thought it would be. We stayed in the top 10 for the first half of the race and then the car started to get a little better as the track took some rubber.
Then going into turn 3 the car in front of me blew up his motor and I slid through his oil in turn 4 and had to check up to not hit him or the wall. And now the 3 cars that were behind us had checked up and passed us on the bottom and now we had fallen to 12th.
So now with only a few laps left and a 1 lane track we ended up taking the checkered flag still in 12th.
Again we would like to thank everyone that stopped by and said hi and also let you know that we will be at the Palm Harbor Homes in Mesquite this Saturday from 11:00 to 3:00 and then they will be having a Palm Harbor Homes family night a the Devils Bowl Speedway. So be sure to come out and enjoy the fun & prizes.