We had our biggest sprint car 360 race ever in the state of Ohio on July 3rd at Waynesfield Raceway Park and the weather was hot but the racing was even hotter yet! With $6000 to the winner, you could bet everyone was wanting the big trophy and the money. We had 46 signed in for the first ever Bob Reynolds Memorial Race and also on the race card was the non-wing sprints and the emods and with a total of 123 cars in the pits on a nice summer night. With standing room only the racing was totally awesome all night long and the track was in great shape all night!
There was no qualifying so we drew in the 2nd heat and started fourth along with 2 veterans- Tim Shaffer and Danny Smith- both being regulars on the All Star circuit and the World of Outlaws tour, so we had our work cut out for this one, but we finished 2nd in the heat race right behind Tim Shaffer. That got us qualified for the big show and also got us in the trophy dash to determine where we would start in the big feature for 30 laps,
We had 2 trophy dashes, one for the odd numbers of 1,3,5,in the odd heats and 2,4,6 for the even heats to determine the first 12 starting spots for the feature. We were in the 2nd trophy dash and we won it. That put us starting on the outside front row of the biggest show ever for 30 laps of hard racing. We were hoping for win number 100 and the big prize of $6000. When the dust settled, we ended up finishing 2nd right behind Tim Shaffer. We had a great shot and got close a couple of times but in the end we finished 2nd. It was great run as we have been knocking on the door the last couple of weeks for that feature win and number 100!
This week we are off and the next race is next weekend at Tony Stewart’s famous Eldora Speedway and this is the super bowl weekend of sprint car racing as it is the Kings Royal Weekend. This is an all sprint car show and a must see event.
It is the NRA 360 sprint cars along with the 410 sprint cars paying $50000 to the winner for the 410 class!