|Our garage with Stu's Kramer, my ERTT, Francis' 250 Ducati and Eboz' GSXR in the background|
My first race was the 'bump-up' class, 500GP. We were gridded in the front ahead of V-2, 250GP and Class C. Todd Narduzzi pulled steadily away and I had a tussle with a CB350 but eventually pulled clear, when an RD 350 from V-2 came by and we went back and forth. I made a slightly desperate move in the 2nd to last corner and almost lost the front end and the RD prevailed, so I was 2nd in class and 3rd overall. But, the motor had run worse still.
|Robbie Graber's RD 350 which finished 1st V-2, 2nd overall Sat.|
|My split intake manifold hose|
|Martin Morrison's 500 4 Honda|
For the 500GP race, I quickly got into 2nd and was chasing Todd Narduzzi again and it was looking tough. Todd turned a fastest lap a little quicker than Sat. and I went slower than I had in the 350GP race. But, finishing the 4th lap, Todd threw his hand in the air and pulled off. I cruised to the overall win. It turns out that Todd had something let go in his transmission--no lock up or bad noise, just no drive.
In the F500, V1, 350GP race I got up to 3rd, but Mark Morrow had figured out the track by this time and I couldn't hang with him. And, Scott Mackenzie upped the pace considerably with a fastest lap more than 2.5 seconds faster than he had gone Sat. Again, I went slower than I had Sat., though faster than in the 500 race. So, I was first in class and 3rd overall. Maybe the taller gearing hadn't been a good idea, though it felt better.
I was good getting back to Mid-O. Good competition, a good bunch in our garage and the swap meet bigger than ever.
|The moon rising over the swap meet|
|Stu Carter's new Kramer powered by a 650 KTM single|
|Stu's starcrossed 200 Honda with suffered ignition failure again and still hasn't finished a race.|
|In one of the infield displays was this beautiful Scott Flying Squirrel.|
|And then, a well patinated ES-2 Norton|
|Being a Horex aficionado, I was very interested in this 125 Rebel, a model I had never heard of|
|But, not interested enough to buy it; I've already dug the Horex hole deep enough for now.|