Roseburg Recap - July 21, 2012
what a weekend. This recap is going to be about like our weekend –
LONG! I’ve been racing since I was 10 years old, across many
disciplines of motorsports and have NEVER experienced a weekend quite
like this one. Racing is an interesting sport with highs and lows felt
on an emotional, physical, and psychological level. The B&B team
traveled 10 hours to Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, OR on Friday
for a day of practice. I had never been to DCS and immediately loved
the track. It’s a fast, flat 3/8’s of a mile oval that drives
differently at both ends of the track. I tend to really enjoy tracks
that have some quirks. We were preparing to go out for our final run
of the day when we found out that as I shut off the motor from the
prior practice, the motor had broken. It was beyond what could be
repaired at the track. Devastating.
The main event began with a four car invert, which meant I started inside of row two. On the initial start the car outside of me tried to pinch me down and made contact with my right front tire at the worst possible time – I spun into the infield, but kept the car running and lined back up for a complete restart. On the ensuing green flag, we fell into single file racing running third. I slipped back to fourth, but we were set up to go on a long run and the race was playing out as anticipated. The leader of the race was spun a handful of laps in by the overtaking car and the yellow came out. Racing resumed, but the car directly in front of me spun in the middle of turns one and two, I tried to go around outside of him, but got tagged in the left rear corner and drove off the track. I was able to lock it down and not hit anything so we lined back up at the end of the field. I quickly got to fifth, but the race for third was two-wide and tough to pick a lane. They finally settled it among themselves and I moved up to fourth. I tried multiple laps in a row to keep my momentum up and go around the outside for third, but had the door closed on me down the backstretch each attempt.
We ended the weekend fourth, sore, tired, a bit sunburned, but having raced. You hear people say the cliché all the time that they have the best crew in the world. I truly wouldn’t be racing without my crew; this past weekend or otherwise. People stood around all weekend watching this group work – it was pretty awesome.
Again, a big thank you to Brian McLees for loaning a motor to a competitor; that just doesn’t normally happen.
Kily got some awesome on board video with the three Go-Pro’s we had mounted. Special thanks to Tyler Randolph for donating several cameras to us this weekend. We’ll get the video up soon.
The next WESCO race is in Yakima, WA in two weeks. The B&B team would surely like to be there, but we need to get our motor repaired. This is a call to action – please help support our first class operation, get your name in lights, talk to friends, and help share our story. If you’d like more information on becoming a marketing partner and helping to get us back on track, please contact me directly for more information.
Thank you again to all that make this possible.
B&B 2012 Marketing Partners:
S&R Custom Panels
Rainmaker Marketing – http://www.spokanerainmaker.com
Deyoung, Inc. Design and Graphics – http://www.deyounginc.com
The Country Place Bar and Grill
Whitey’s Wrecking – http://www.whiteyswrecking.com
Fresh Baked Threads – http://www.freshbakedthreads.com
Ed Nereaux Racing Engines