05/14/12Heat Race Win, Top-10 Finish at Luxemburg for Budzo Racing
Photo by Bill Schmidt (www.widirtracin.com)
After a successful night last Saturday at 141 Speedway, we looked to build upon what we learned from that night to help our setup at Luxemburg Speedway. Last week our setup was way too tight for the track conditions, so we hoped our changes would help free up the car and be able to drive more smoothly down the straightaways.
I started on the pole in the first of three heat races, and quickly jumped out front of the field. Our changes to the car helped considerably, as I maintained about a straightaway lead on the rest of the field. The race would go caution-free and I went on to pick up my first heat race win of the 2012 season.
Due to my point average being low after my finish on opening night, I would also start on the pole for the feature. A rut had formed in turn 4 during the course of the night, and after a few laps of running through it, I decided to jump up to the outside of the racing surface to try my luck. I held on to 5th place for quite some time, but the car started to lose traction as the outside line slicked up. I did my best to keep the car in the top 10, coming home with a 9th place finish.
On Saturday night we had family plans, so we did not race at 141 Speedway. Sunday night we didn’t hit the track either, deciding to spectate the races at Seymour Speedway instead.
We will be back out at Luxemburg Speedway on Friday night, and our plans for the rest of the weekend will likely hinge on the results from Friday’s races. Remember you can check out Budzo Racing on the web at budzoracing.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/budzoracing, on YouTube at youtube.com/budzoracing and on Twitter at twitter.com/budzoracing.