Monday, July 12, 2010

Just What We Needed!

Finally! Sunday night was all set up to be the best or the worst night of a roller coaster season at Quincy Raceways. As with many tracks, the weatherman has been our enemy in 2010, and things did not look or sound real promising when we walked out of church Sunday morning. With the biggest race of the season on tap, the UMP Summernationals Hell Tour late models rolling into town for a $5,000 to win show, plus a full show of IMCA late models, UMP mods and hobby stocks, it would have been nothing short of tragic if the rain rolling across central Missouri had also made the trip to Quincy. Even as grandson Keagan and I eased down pit road, I was not convinced we would be racing. But Mother Nature finally gave us a break, and race we did! Apparently racers and fans alike shared my doubt as both were late arriving, but by hot lap time, the pits and the grandstands were well populated. When I checked in at the pit office, I got the word that top five point man Jeep Van Wormer had suffered a flat tire on his hauler around Lincoln, Il. and would arrive " sometime. "

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