Friday Night Plaza Park
Well once again Giovanni has kept his HOT qualifying streak alive! With 18 cars in attendance Giovanni timed in 3rd quick. In the Heat Race, he started 3rd and finishing 4th, Dad had the race car way to tight but Gio made adjustments driving and brought it home in a transfer spot. With a 4 pill being drawn, Giovanni started outside front row, with a big pep talk from big brother Dominic, Gio drove it in deep in turn one at the start of the race and found himself in 3rd place, (a little to deep), but recovering nicely, chasing leaders for several laps. In the middle of the race, Gio passed for 2nd place and before the lap was completed, the yellow came out sending him back to 3rd place. On the next re-start the 2nd place driver spun out all by himself which caused another restart and Gio starting in 2nd place. As the leaders raced away from the pack Gio was closing in on 1st place, with 5 laps to go when we had an ignition problem which turned Gio’s engine off and not being able to finish the race. With disappointment all over my face and his we are not sure what we need to do to win a race but we will work as hard as we can and change every ignition part in that car until we get it right! This weekend is dark for Gio with no Micro Races being ran in the valley. Giovanni will not put on his crew member hat and work on his brother’s Dominic’s Sprint Car for a two night event in Chico, CA.
Saturday Night Placerville, CA
With 32 cars in attendance and Dominic running his 1st King of the West event of the year, Dominic timed in 7th quick. Starting 3rd in his Heat Race, Dominic wasted no time getting into 2nd place entering turn one, looking very comfortable on this tight bull ring, he finished 2nd. With the King of the West format they take the winner of the four Heat Races and the four fastest qualifiers to the Trophy Dash which in turn sets the first four rows of the Main Event. Dominic started 10th on a very dry and slippery racetrack with 24 hungry drivers all trying to win on the very first lap. Dominic made some very evasive moves not getting into any of the wrecks, (it seemed like there was a wreck every lap). When all was said and done Dominic finished in 8th place without a scratch on the car, he also came away learning about patience, car control and defensive driving. The one thing that Brent Kaeding is trying to teach Dominic is patience and take what the car will give you. It looks like this weekend, Dominic gets an “A”. This week we are going to run the local 410 race in Chico, CA and then Saturday night the King of the West, David Bradway Jr. Memorial Race with big money on the line this could be a race to remember. So stay tuned… complete race results next week. Again as always you might get tired of hearing it but we never get tired of saying it, THANK YOU for all your support!
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