Tuesday, June 8, 2010
And then the wheels came off the wagon
What a rough night for the apprenticesearch team. The car was very well prepared and very fast. The troubles started early in the first heat. The car in front on the starting grid was leaking gas all over the track and my car. I called on the radio to have him black flagged, but no luck. We went into the first corner and he slid in his own gas, so did I. I spun him around and we didn't even make it half a lap. We managed to come back and finish fourth place. In the feature we had the car to beat. We started quickly moving past the cars in front of us. With about 5 laps to go we had a caution for a couple of spun out cars. On the restart I was pressuring the leader when my car took off up the track. We hit the front stretch wall and that ended our night. The centre of the wheel broke and the whole rim and tire went flying high in the air and down the racetrack. I am just glad that there were no injuries. Our safety equipment was put to the test as I had lots of sparks inside the car and a pretty Good hit into the wall. I am glad that I have invested in quality equipment. Overall it didn't even hurt too much. Just mad that we were running so good and to have a $150 rim cause so much extra work. Looks like we will be back on track for Varney next Sat. The guys at the shop have one busy week ahead of them.