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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sept 7th, 2013 race recap and final season standings

Well, here is the last race recap. We unloaded on Sept 7th fast. Setting the pace with fastest laps in both the first and second practice sessions. Followed that up by setting fast time in qualifying as well. Looking for a back-to-back victory, we started in the rear of the field for the 35 main event but never even made it past the starting line for the drop of the green.

As we came out of turn 4 to take the green, the flagger dropped the yellow (for unknown reasons and is something you NEVER do as a flagman) cars bunched up quickly and I slammed into the #10 car in front of me. It was mostly cosmetic damage but did ruin the handling of the car.  We were able to make it back onto the track for the restart after some quick repairs in the pit area. We were passing some cars and looking at passing the #89 car on the inside coming out of 4 when we made contact and sent us a little airborne and causing severe damage to our RF and some shoulder pain to the driver. Again, our great crew was able to make quick repairs to get us back out for the restart (barely) and again we passed some cars and climbed up to 4th...needing just another lap or two to pass car #10 for 3rd but ran out of time. We settled for the 4th place finish with a damaged car and 1/2 second slower-than-usual lap times. The good news is, that through the determination and hard work from our crew, we were able to secure 2nd place in points for the season by a mere 5 points over third place car #10!

We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors and partners for the 2013 season- Loggers Pizza, Loggers Tap House, Kamper Korner RV Center, Blue Ox, Pepsi Max,
 Invictus Technical Solutions, Umpqua Armory, Southern Oregon Telecom and my special #1 fan of the year...Miss Caroline from Chicago, Illinois! Without these great partners and wonderful fans, we truly would not be on the track!

Watch for the incar camera video from this last race to be posted soon.

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