7402Tucson, no way Jose
- Dec 1, 2004I will not be in Tucson on New Year's eve. Randy
--- "Edward J. Esser" <ejesser@...> wrote:
> Thanks Randy and to you too on smashing the annualhttp://us.click.yahoo.com/L5YrjA/eSIIAA/yQLSAA/o9rolB/TM
> 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
> > Ed,
> > Major congrats on hitting 100 new tracks for two
> > in a row. That is excellent.
> > Randy
> > --- "Edward J. Esser" <ejesser@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi All,
> > > I finally got on the road again. My manager said
> > > must hit 100 new
> > > tracks again this year to maintain respect, so I
> > > should leave the
> > > family Thanksgiving shopping to the kids and
> > > west. The race was
> > > the second annual Oklahoma Arena Cup and this
> > > held in the rodeo
> > > building at the Claremore Expo. It appears that
> > > would usually have
> > > seats all around the arena but today the removed
> > > but one side and
> > > had a 10 row bleacher set up the full length of
> > > building thus
> > > allowing for a larger track and banked turns.
> > > 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
> > > and took on rubber as
> > > the inside groove became the fast lane. They
> > > and tried to dig
> > > up a second groove during intermission but it
> > > wasted 45 minutes.
> > > The bottom was so fast and traction so good on
> > > 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,
> > > 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
> > > after a small delay
> > > to construct a roof for the scorers ( I think
> > > 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
> > > the restrictor from
> > > the pole with Travis Smith second from 6th
> > > 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
> > > won over 6th
> > > starter Chris Andrews. In the A-class Chris
> > > took off from the
> > > front and withstood numerous restarts to pull
> > > each time and win
> > > over the wheelies of Kevin Bayer. Larry Wickham
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > 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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