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7402Tucson, no way Jose

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  • Randy Lewis
    Dec 1, 2004
      I 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 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
      > year.
      >
      > >
      > > Ed,
      > >
      > > Major congrats on hitting 100 new tracks for two
      > years
      > > in a row. That is excellent.
      > >
      > > Randy
      > >
      > > --- "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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