Due to an early season rain-out, this was the first race of the 2018 of the season for the League. For those that don't know, the JDRL is youth racing league that is broken down into two classes. The kids can start at five years of age after completing a licensing class. Here are the age groups:
Junior Sportsman - Ages 6-10 (11.90 & slower)
Junior Modified - Ages 10-17 (10-12 years-old are 8.90 & slower; 13-17 years-old are 7.90 & slower)
Today's racing sponsors are as follows:
The Sportsman class was sponsored by ReMax 1st Service and the Modified class was sponsored by Metropolitan Industries.
*The #1 Qualifier in each class will be sponsored by Route 66 Food and Fuel.
In the Jr. Sportsman Class there were eight cars competing. In the Finals, it was Ava Valencia against Holden Grimes. Ava took the win light when Holden broke-out by .014!
At the beginning of the day, I was surprised to see Sportsman driver Joe Zehnder driving his Mustang. This year he has campaigning a Camaro. Joe has been a long time Camaro driver, but for the last several seasons had been driving the Mustang. He has had great success in the Mustang. Unfortunately, while racing at US 41, the Camaro developed a valve-train problem, which will take a couple of weeks to correct. Joe rolled out "Old Reliable" and was the #1 Qualifier. Joe went several rounds before breaking out by .008 against Morgan Hixon.
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