7401Re: [TrackChasers] Congratulations to Ed
- Dec 1, 2004Thanks Randy and to you too on smashing the annual new tracks record.
Where is #800? No Ocala trip? You can't pass up the Tucson dirt track!
You can tell us all now!!
I don't think I can make Hampton, VA so I am most likely done for the
> Major congrats on hitting 100 new tracks for two years
> in a row. That is excellent.
> --- "Edward J. Esser" <ejesser@...> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I finally got on the road again. My manager said I
> > must hit 100 new
> > tracks again this year to maintain respect, so I
> > should leave the
> > family Thanksgiving shopping to the kids and head
> > west. The race was
> > the second annual Oklahoma Arena Cup and this year
> > held in the rodeo
> > building at the Claremore Expo. It appears that they
> > would usually have
> > seats all around the arena but today the removed all
> > but one side and
> > had a 10 row bleacher set up the full length of the
> > building thus
> > allowing for a larger track and banked turns. The
> > track was very smooth
> > and probably too hard but the micros were fast
> > indoors and very loud as
> > the metal building echoed well. The track got dry
> > and took on rubber as
> > the inside groove became the fast lane. They watered
> > and tried to dig
> > up a second groove during intermission but it just
> > wasted 45 minutes.
> > The bottom was so fast and traction so good on the
> > rubber that Kevin
> > Bayer was doing wheelies in the A-class feature.
> > Thank God for websites
> > and forums as I could not hear anything the
> > announcer said all evening.
> > It wasn't until I got home that I found out the
> > racers were :11
> > restrictor, 14 non-wing turf tire, 20 non wing, 15
> > A-class, 16 multi
> > and 5 junior sprints. I knew some of the cars as
> > they were the same
> > ones I saw race so good at Port City a few weeks
> > ago. The night started
> > on time at 4PM with warmups and then heats at 5:15
> > after a small delay
> > to construct a roof for the scorers ( I think they
> > were getting glare
> > from the light above). The heats and dashes were
> > done by 6:45 but the
> > night didn't finish until 10:20. Eric Edwards won
> > the restrictor from
> > the pole with Travis Smith second from 6th starting
> > spot. The non-wing
> > feature took six tries to start as everyone was
> > trying to get to the
> > pole on the first turn! Ronnie James started 7th and
> > won over 6th
> > starter Chris Andrews. In the A-class Chris Berreth
> > took off from the
> > front and withstood numerous restarts to pull away
> > each time and win
> > over the wheelies of Kevin Bayer. Larry Wickham won
> > the turf tire class
> > from the front but 8th starter Randy Seabolt was
> > right on his tail at
> > the finish. In the multi class Brady Bacon started
> > on the pole and had
> > his hands full in holding back Chris Berreth who
> > tried many times to
> > pass on the inside. Jimmy Wood was listed as a
> > visitor from US 24
> > Speedway and won the juniors ahead of Blake Hahn.
> > The racing was not
> > anything like the action at Port City but it was
> > pretty good for
> > indoors although we got dusty and black from the
> > rubber in the air.
> > #728 11/27/04 Claremore Expo Arena - Claremore, OK -
> > 1/10 dirt - Micro
> > sprints
> > Ed.
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