ST. LOUIS Prostar
May 31- June 1
St. Louis Gateway Raceway is a
fantastic facility. Everyone really enjoyed our first event
there. The weather was a little cool, but that was better than
the choking heat we were expecting!!! We had two new crew members
helping at this race. Robert Webb and Lil John Gaines were unable
to attend. So in their place we had Steve Churchman, from Airborn
Coatings in Oklahoma City and Will Webb from Anchorage, Rons
brother. Both were a great help. Steve used to be a member of
our team for
years, so he really knew what to do. Will has attended a few
races in the past and was glad to be put to work helping with
whatever he could. And there was a lot of work to do!
Saturday first round qualifying
went up in smoke and was shut down.
Second round was much better running
a 6.15 at 226 mph and was shut off early. Everyone on the team
was amazed. The tuneups were really working.
In Sundays first round of
eliminations we realized the motor was dying! We still won the
round with a 6.13 at 211 mph. But there were only four bikes
running on Sunday, so the top fuelers had to sit out a round,
which gave us time to change the broken motor.
The finals were against Larry again.
Both top fuel bikes were obviously set on kill and should have
been a great race. But final round was drug out late in the
day and the track seemed to go away, so the race was mostly
a smoke show with Larry getting a hold on the track the best
to win. So we were runner up once again.
We are certainly getting closer
to that 5 second pass!