The plan was simple. Have Fun. We have been working very hard over the last few months driving and wrenching. Last weekend took us to Grattan Raceway park for the second race with the Championship Enduro Series. Grattan is a great track for racing (trackpeida). It has a nearly mile long front straight, followed by another mile plus of very technical track that challenges even the most experienced driver. We had a plan for the kart and the race, so could “relax” a little and just enjoy the weekend. Aside from racing there was going to be lots of sitting by the pond fishing, another of Jason’s favorite activities. If he was not racing he was going to be fishing.
The weekend’s racing was sponsored by the folks at StarDust Memorials. Our friends Marcy and Jordan Lindberg started this company a few years ago after Jordan left academia. When we were looking for sponsorship last year they were one of the first to step and support the team. Should you have storage needs for cremains, they can help you find what you need. A short list of their products includes basic urns, necklaces, green products, resting places for beloved pets and even custom items.
The weather on Saturday looked a bit sketchy with showers predicted. Since we were running the Briggs Animal, we expected to see some improvement in speed and lap times. Jason’s practice lap times were slower then last year’s. Between practice and racing I had the kart aligned at 4 Cycle Central. The kart needed to be readjusted after the beating on the oval track. His race times were better by about 2 seconds, but it began to rain and the race was red flagged. The best part of this race was that he got to compete with two Senior super heavy drivers much older then him. Their motors were more powerful than his but because of weight differences (405 vs 260) their lap times were almost exactly the same. Jason could out-brake them into the corners and they would eventually pass him in the straights.
Thanks to Marcy and Jordan Lindberg at Stardust Memorials for supporting the team this weekend. Thanks to Johnsons, Losches, Parkers, Vehrings, Murrays and all the “grown up” racers for playing with Jason on the track at CES, Jason really looks up to you guys. Happy Birthday Mom, sorry we missed your party, but the track calls. Karen, just thanks for being in my life for the last two decades and 13 years of marriage. Happy Anniversary.