08/28/11Feature Bid Comes Up Short at Luxemburg
This past Friday night I was on my own at Luxemburg Speedway for the 2nd to last points night of the season. I started my heat race on the outside pole, and clearly the inside line was the place to be. The hotlaps from the late models had packed in a nice groove on the inside, making it very fast. I tried to get around race leader Chris Christensen, but was unable to find a way around him in the early going. A caution flag flew, and I was stuck on the outside once again, and fell back to a 6th place finish.
The top 3 in the semi-feature would make the show, and unfortunately my race featured 3 feature winners (Eric Arneson, Tyler Hackett and Eric Mahlik) making it that much more difficult to find my way to the front. I could tell I was lacking a little bit of bite, as my rear tires are probably past due for a change. I came away with a 6th place finish, putting an early end to my night.
Though I did not make the feature, it was another night of being able to load the car on the trailer without having to fix broken parts during the upcoming week. We will be back at Luxemburg next Friday night for the final points night of the season, and then our plans are to head out to Seymour Speedway on Sunday night for their final leg of the Summer Holiday Classic.