The weekend opening events are now behind us as the weather held off and we got to run our shows . It was on the cool side but we missed the rain which is always a good thing after many members towed great distance to participate. . EVAN THE WEATHER RESPECTS OUR 40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SEASON. The Friday show at Attica was well represented by Vintage Racers. We had about 25 cars on hand which made an interesting display of vintage car types., The threatening weather held us to one track session but we put on a good show when we got on the track. The track drew a large car count for the Late Model show and that racing was fast and furious. The 305 Sprints are fun to watch as the competition is always close. I want to thank the North Coast Vintage Oval track racers for inviting us to the event. The fans seemed to have an interest in the vintage cars with many asking question about the types and about vintage car racing. A few of us stayed the night and in the morning had our coffee and breakfast before heading to the Saturday night show at Waynsefield raceway. On the way down to Waynesfield, Bob Shelhorn spotted one of our trailer tires looking low so he pulled into a rest area and while filling the tire with air we found a bad valve stem. Well as all good racers know it is good to be prepared, we had a new valve stem in the trailer .So with the help of Bob and Gene Steele we pulled the tire and replaced the valve stem and got back on the road. Gene found a good spot to eat so we stopped there on the way. All this time we were watching the weather reports on the cell phones and talking to other members about the chance of getting the show in. Well it held off and we got on the track three times although the last time out for our feature was a little confusing. We hope the fans and track management enjoyed the effort we made in putting on our Travelling Museum of Vintage Racing cars. They had a great turn out for the UMP modified division cars and those drivers are to be complemented on the" flat out" style of racing. They really run hard . The Mod class has really evolved over the years into quality racing machines. You cant call them E'mods anymore. The vintage cars count at Waynesfield was not as good as we would have liked due to the weather forecast but we still had 12 cars. I want to thank all the members that made the effort in spite of the threatening weather forecast. With so many members needing to travel long distances to participate the weather sure plays into that decision. Well we have a couple weeks to get ready for the next big show at Angola Indiana. Lets hope summer gets here and looking forward to seeing more of you for this two days of action. The management at Angola really understands our mission and it will be a pleasure to run there. Remember this is a combined event with the Michiana Vintage Racers so we should see a bunch of quality cars and top notch people . This is truly an event to enjoy. Since this is an asphalt track be sure that you have only pure water in your cars engine. NO ANTI FREEZE. If you have plans to attend this show let me know so we can give the track a list of Drivers and Assistants. Hoping for warm weather and good turnout, Thanks Jim McDermott
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May 14, 2018