USRA Nationals

 

Finally getting a chance to get my race/weekend results from the USRA - United States Racing Association USRA Nationals last weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

It was a tough ending to a great week,  We were 8th in points after our 4 heat races Wednesday and Thursday, winning 2 of those.  So that put us middle of the 3rd row, 3 wide start for the A-feature on Saturday.

The feature started out great, we moved up to 4th/5th early on and eventually up to 2nd with about 7 or 8 laps to go in the 40 lap feature.   We had a bunch of cautions/restarts and the final one didn't go my way, we were racing hard for 2nd place and unfortunately we cut a right front tire, ending our night.  It was just a racing deal, nobody's fault, but super hard to take after all the effort that was put in to get us to that point.

First off a huge thanks to Dana Brugman and Jenn Graham for taking vacation time off of work to come down and help, it would be impossible for me to do it without them.  Dana had the buggy super dialed in for the feature, best the car had been all week. ( He did say it would be super tight the first few laps, he was right, but it was super fun to drive and it was really working well.)   Did I mention Dana had a lot of sheet metal damage to fix during the week, that kept him busy also.....The buggy didn't look as nice by Saturday, but it sure was fast!

Wheatland, Missouri has a Casey's of course for snacks, fuel, and ice...that you can drive a golf cart from the pits to its parking lot from the the track 🙂  All Race tracks should have a Casey's next door!

It was also nice to have Karl Kustoms parts trailer on hand with parts, engines, and stuff for the racers, great to chat with Steve, George, and the Karl crew during the day.

I do not want to forget Denny and Penny with CPD Racing Shocks, LLC for bringing our repaired shock with and lending support whenever needed.

We also were able to chat with one of our Marketing Partners Pat Fagen with FastShafts, and luckily we didn't need any of his services.

A big thanks to Mel Hambelton Ford Racing for the $25 gift cards for the heat race winners, and the water bottles that was a great gesture.   Also thanks to Deatherage Opticians, BSB Manufacturing, Summit Racing Equipment, Bryke Racing, Landrum Performance Springs, and OFI Performance for the contingency and award certificates.

Thank you to RacinDirt.com for the broadcast, many friends and family back home in Iowa were able to watch the races even though they couldn't attend.

I'm super glad the the Lucas Oil Speedway has its own car wash for us to use, that is a huge perk!  Also on that same note, having the bathrooms super clean with hot water and soap is always a big win in my book!

Popcorn is in my top 3 of any track.....

Thanks to my old buddy Tony Snyder and his crew for the Taco Truck in the pits only a few feet away from our trailer, that was very convenient and very good!!

We did sneak over to Expresso Company No. 825 for lunch on Thursday....Wow!  The food and drinks were great, and the desserts were next level!!  Trenton Berry and Ashley Berry have a super clean, and really neat coffee shop/gift house that they have done a great job with.

Til next time Wheatland.......

 

New Shirts!

Stop by the 1g trailer and get yours today!

Click for larger view!