After several years of racing on the big parking lot at Middleton it was not available this year. But Ken Fiallos came through with a real good replacement. While I am not a big fan of drivers ed courses Ken put together a fast course that drew praise from all the drivers.
The Middleton race drew the largest field we have had in a while with 15 cars taking the grid for the first race. We were missing Drew Jet but had three new cars and two new schools. We also had an inquiry from Brook DeBartolo Charter School about getting involved.
We want to welcome back the USF Engineers and their old 132 car. We also want to welcome Foundation Christian High School to our group. They are driving one of Robinson Racings old but fast cars. TBT fielded its second car the #133.
Brandon HS had their first full time female driver in the #14 car and HCC had a female driver in the second race, more on that later. Foundation CHS had a small team for their first Electrathon adventure and she took fourth place overall in the High School Class.
During the course of both races many places were decided by scant seconds over the course of one hour of racing.
The pit area, the course infield, was a beehive of activity prior to the first race. So much so that the start of the first race was pushed back 15 min. As is the custom in the pits many teams were helping their arch rivals get ready to race. Foundation CHS only had two members on their team so several teams pitched in to help them get ready. They were 20 min. late starting the first race and then had a tire go down. Even with all those problems they still had 45 laps in the first race and had 86 in the second race. Their drive got many compliments on her driving ability.
In the first Open Class race the usual suspects were at it again with Tiger Racing ahead by two laps at the end with Robinson Racing taking 2nd and third with the 94 ahead of the 13 by 4 sec. The Electrocutioners in 90 car beat out HCC for 4th by 10 sec.
HS Class First Race 1st TBT #242, 2nd BHS #9, 3rd MHS, 4th TBT #133, 5th BHS #14, 6th Foundation, 7th SCHS, 8th WHS
Open Class First Race 1st Tiger, 2nd Robinson #94, 3rd Robinson #13, 4th Electrocutioners #90. 5th HCC, 6th USF. 7th Killer Watts
The second race had a little excitement when the HCC car got into it with the Electrocutioners and wound up in the infield all busted up. Only sheet metal damaged and the driver was OK.
HS Class 2nd Race 1st BHS #9, 2nd TBT #242, 3rd WHS, 4th Foundation CHS, 5th TBT #133, 6th MHS, 7th WHS, 8thSCHS
Open Class 2nd Race 1st Robinson #13 2nd Electrocutioners #90, 3rd Tiger, 4th USF, 5th Robinson #94, 6th HCC
Overall HS 1st TBT #242, 2nd BHS #9, 3rd TBT #133, 4th Foundation, 5th BHS #14, 6th MHS, 7th WHS, 8th SCHS
Overall Open 1st Robinson #13, 2nd Tiger, 3rdElectrocutioners #90, 4th USF, 5th Robinson #94, 6th HCC, 7th Killer Watts
After two hours of racing The TBT 242 car beat the TBT 9 car by 1 lap in the High School and Robinson #13 beat Rodney by 1 lap in the Open Class
CHECK OUT THE STAT SHEET HEADING ON THE TOP TOOL BAR FOR COMPLETE STATS, LAPS, POINTS ETC.