This weekend it started out a little different as it was going to be a Palm Harbor Homes Family Fun Night at the Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite. Our day started out by heading to the Palm Harbor Homes location in Mesquite to do a car display and a meet and greet the driver plus eat some good BBQ they cooked.
We had a great time & had the chance to meet the staff at the Mesquite location and talk to a few fans and also tour some of the display homes. It was amazing how many nice homes and great floor plans they have on display.
Before we knew it was time to head to the track so we packed up our stuff and headed out. We arrived at the track at about 5:00 and the weather was perfect. It was about 80 and sunny. Then we waited till the Palm Harbor gang showed up and helped them get their display staged and set up.
Once we got back to the pits we checked out the track and started to work on our set up. The track looked like it was going to be nice & fast so we gave it our best guess and headed out for hot laps.
After hot laps the track was still a little slick but was getting better so we set up the car for a heavy track. Tonight our starting position was based on our points from last week so we started inside row 2 in the first heat race. Then we headed out for our heat.
At the drop of the flag we took off and came out of turn 2 still in 3rd place. The car was a little loose but not bad. The track was fast so there was not going to be much passing and we ended up taking the checkered flag still in 3rd.
When we got back to the pit area we tightened up the car some and put in some fuel. We were going to start 5th in the feature and felt the car would be good. As we headed out for our race the track was still good and we knew we had a good chance to move forward.
When the green flag dropped we took off and got a good start only to have them call it back so we lined up again. This time when the green dropped we fell back a spot by the time we came off turn two now running 6th.
But the car was great and we kept working to find a fast line and started moving forward. Then about ½ way through we had moved back up to 4th and were gaining on the leaders. Then we passed the 4th place car and then 3rd and were running down the leader when the checkered flag flew so we ended up finishing 2nd. Over all it was a very good night for our team.
As always we what the say thank you to all our friends and fans that stopped by and said hi and also a (Big Thank You) to all of our great sponsors for there support and ask that you support them as well as they are the ones that make this all possible.
Next weekend it will be back to the Devils Bowl for 1 more night before we start hitting a number of ASCS races. Be sure to come out and enjoy the races and stop by and say hi.