What a great way to start our 2011 race season.
Eventhough the sun was behind the clouds for the evening, the rain
and we got a full night of racing under our belts. The
momentum was great, drivers
were ready to race, fans were ready to cheer and the night started
promptly at 7
with time trials. To set the pace for the night, Car
#44 Chris Thielsen, St. Charles,
set a time of 15.67 seconds to capture fast time for the Super Late
Model Class. At 8pm, our fastest 6 super late models hit the
track to start the season off with the first official race of the
2011 season. Car #133, Johnny Heath of Kingston, took the
first trophy home for the season. The night then proceeded to
the heat races where car #03, Dan White of Villa Park & Car
#28, Charlie Olson of Kingston took home the wins.
After seeing all of our racers hit the track at least once, we
went straight to our features. The Super Late Models were
next on the block and these gentlemen, had us on the edge of our
seats throughout their final event. The leaders led strong
and had a full class of competition on their tails. Car #01,
Greg Cantrell of DeKalb took the lead from lap 1 and held on for
the next 25 to take home the first feature win. He was
followed by last year's Super Late Model Champion 28, Charlie Olson
of Kingston, IL and taking third was car #12, Jeff LeSage of
Thanks to all of our patrons, drivers and staff for a successful
season opener. Don't forget to bring your mom to Saturday's
races so she
can get her carnation to start her Mother's Day off right.
See you all there.