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Race Results - Duel in the Desert + Next Race at WVSO

Updated: Jun 8, 2023

May 27th, Hermiston Raceway

Saturday - Duel in the Desert

We didn't have the day that we wanted but managed to salvage a 5th place finish. You could say the stars just didn't align today. Even though we did have a few extra stars on the car. BTW Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

At one point there was a racing incident with the #64 car and the force from the contact sheared the hood pins right off. So the hood flopped open and was obviously creating a problem. We kept hitting on our brakes to flop the hood down and then hit the pedal to break it off but whoever designed that hinge did a good job. Instead we had to tape it down and lost a few spots leaving and reentering the track.


But we digress. In qualifying we took the pole with a 15.630. We were happy with that given the field and how tight it was. At the invert draw we picked a six. Guess we can't always pick a two like the last weekend.

Ultimately there were probably a few missteps on the setup and we spent most of the race at about 6, 7 or 8th position. Just couldn't get the speed during the race. Finally there were a couple cautions and we managed to move up to 4th on a restart. Then of course the hood popped off.

So we'll put this one behind us and move on to the next one! At least we had a good time as always. We try to have a lot of fun and enjoy the experience. There's always something to learn and friendships to grow.

Onto the Next One

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