There is a ton of cool shit to relate about the races this year, but
I will say for now that the weather was good,
not great as we lost some good Pig Tail riding.
However, the race weather was great and the return on hwy 7 had great
weather as well.
When I got to East Texas and entered the Tropical storm for the rest of
well, 40 mph wind in a 10" per day rain sucked. Both Air
conditioning units at home had gone down 3 days earlier and Lady
Jane wanted me home. So, what's riding through ahurricane anyway, when
you are needed... The rivers of running water
did make me wonder why I had ridden the back tire so slick though. That
wind was blowing the rear around a lot.
Here is a clip of what the Mile is
like.. All I could record with the little digi-cam.. Didn't want to
watch the final through a LCD panel..
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Bryan Smith
led for 21 of the 25-lap final contest and took the checkers at
Springfield Mile by a mere 0.048 seconds ahead of Chris Carr, who lost
his brakes early and had
to go into the turns with caution.
Also, in the vid, note the name
Willie McCoy, he is a Texas boy and had beaten Carr in an earlier
heat... He finished 4th ahead of
Coolbreth and Jake Johnson..
Joe Kopp was a
no-show at 7th, and in the second grouping behind the leaders, due to
some mech. issues and is only 10 points ahead of Jake Johnson after The
Mile. The championship is usually settled at The Mile
but it is so close and Kopp is fading so quickly that he may lose it...
For more in-depth information and where I "remembered these details
from" go to
Click the Pic below for Pix of Saturday's Dirt
Track ... Single's Grand National..
Click Pic below for Pix of Sunday's Flat Track ...
The Springfield Mile Twins Grand National