We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend weather-wise. Sunny skies with temperatures in the low 80s had everyone thinking summer rather than Mid Autumn. As a result we had quite a few people getting in some late season practice Saturday and racing on Sunday. Due to last weeks rainout, this was the first week of the 2011 Fall series.
The oval racers got their first Fall race in on Saturday morning with Bob Secules winning in the light class and John Kowalski taking the heavys.
We were happy to see many of the Batavia Club racers show up on Sunday to run the sprint track. The fall events are typically less attended than the summer series so having them here helped create the feeling of a summer event – to go along with the nice weather. Most of our regular classes were represented, but there were a few more things worth mentioning as well….. Rich Gamrod has started pulling out the “Big Iron”… he showed up with 3 Open Animal karts for him, his son McAndrew and Jeremy Uteritz to drive. They’re pretty impressive pieces and fun to watch. Another notable thing is that we had 5 Yamaha pipe karts on hand. This is more than we had during the summer series – this was helped along by a couple new racers that recently bought their karts. I have yet to build the pages to display the standings for the fall series. I hope to have this finished and uploaded to the web in a day or two.
Saturday after practice, about 10 of us went to work on the Monza and applied the Flo-Mix material to help preserve and improve the racing surface coming out of the turn. By Sunday morning, the material had cured and was ready for traffic. We had to clean off the area a couple times through the day to clear the “marbles”, but the surface seems to be coming in and the flowmix has been working well.
Bill Glitch sent me a few pictures from the MiniCooper day at the track a couple weeks ago. You can see from the pictures that it was a well-attended event and a little rain didn’t bother them in the least!
The weather doesn’t look the best for this coming weekend, but we will be trying to get the Oval races in on Saturday morning along with open practice throughout the day. Sunday will be the 2nd race of the fall series – only 2 more weekends until the track closes for the season so take advantage of these last couple opportunities for racing this year.