September 9, Shimek Speedway
Heat 1 – 4 karts – Started 4th – Finished 2nd
Heat 2 – 4 karts – Started 1st – Finished 1st
Feature – 4 karts – Started 1st – Finished 1st
August 19, Shimek Speedway
Heat 1 – 7 karts – Started 2nd – Didn’t finish
Heat 2 – 7 karts – Started 6rd – Didn’t finish
Feature – 7 karts – Started 7th – Finished 3rd
June 10, Shimek Speedway
Heat 1 – 5 karts – Started – Finished 1st
Heat 2 – 5 karts – Started – Finished 1st
Feature – 5 karts – Started 1st – Didn’t finish
This was the first race this year. It was good seeing all my friends again. I won both heats. But my chain came off one lap into the feature. Congratulations to Ron Taylor for winning the feature. We had a good laugh after the second heat. Ron was leading, saw the checkered flag and slowed down. He didn’t know I was right behind him. I beat him to the line by about two inches. Kart racing is fun but the friends you make at the races is the best part of it.
The race track had a few bumps that, with my amazing and skillful driving ability, I kept repeatedly hitting. It would bounce me over to the right and made it difficult to sit normally. I finally ended up leaning on something. I wasn’t really aware of what I was leaning on but was glad it was there.
After the race I noticed a discoloration on the exhaust pipe. Then I looked at my new breathable fire suit, which I just got to replace my 12 year-old extra heavy race suit that was way too hot. The upper shoulder had a burn mark where I was leaning on the exhaust pipe most of the race. However, my arm was not burned at all. The fire suit did it’s job! I didn’t even feel the heat. My old suit was not fire proof, just thick. It would have burned along with my arm.