At the end of every outdoor season, at the final 1:8 race of the year at the finale round of the Northwest Championship Tour in Pasco, Washington, we all feverishly prepare our cars for one final push on the dirt for the season. For most of the region, this will be the last time any driver touches a radio for the remainder of the calendar year. The race ends, we receive our series awards, take pictures, thank our sponsors for their support, and we go home and we wait. Some of us continue to travel around the Pacific Northwest or farther to race our 1:10 vehicles, but the attitude isn’t the same- we are all waiting for 1:8 season to start, as the carpet merely holds us over. For five months some of us rip around doing 12-14 second laps on a tight high grip track, while others simply stare at their vehicles. Eventually, the middle of February comes around, and we prepare our 1:8 vehicles again. Dirt racing has returned, and its name is Cabin Fever.
Raced in Anaheim,CA at The Yard. It was a great day to race, and great to be part of a memorial race. First heat, my car ran awesome and I was on a good run…finishing in 2nd. Second heat, I kept my focus and got the job done, again finishing in 2nd.
I felt good going into the Main. My car was on point and running amazing. I just had to do my job and keep my concentration and focus up heading into the final round. At the start of the Main, I checked out and was able to keep that pace throughout the race. I was totally focused and in my zone…got into my groove and just flew. I finished strong in 1st, a lap ahead of the rest of the group! A great race day and a great experience.
What a weekend. Good laughs and some close racing. Full Throttle Raceway in Green Island, NY is always a good time and draws some fierce competition every time I have been there. Geoffrey Kothman and Rose Kothman run a very good program and maintain one of the best tracks in the Northeast. Their personal sacrifices for the hobby never go unnoticed.