Today was the first race of the 2017 Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Series. Like most bracket series races, the day begins with two rounds of time trials. That was where the similarity stopped! There was stoppage after stoppage. The first was at approximately 10:15 when Raylo Riley impacted the wall at the top end of the track.
After this auspicious beginning, there began a string of incidents in no particular order:
1) At least three oil downs
2) Power failure in Race Control
3) Golf cart crash
Everyone was in disbelief of this set of events. All this made for an uneven Time Trial session. As soon the time trials were completed, the racing started in earnest. The actual racing went off without barely a hitch. There was some great close racing all day. Here are some images from the day's action:
In the end, it was Julie Nettles getting the win light over Julia Hooten in High School.
In the Sportsman Division it was Jack Larsen defeating last year's Sportsman Champion Paul O'Keefe when Paul redlighted.
In Pro ET it was Tim Flynn taking the win light over John Haut.
In Pro Bike, it was 2009 Track Champion Tom Ewig defeating Frank Linder.
In Super Pro, it was Kenny King defeating Brian Stevenson. Kenny has several wins at Route 66. A side note was that four of his engines were in cars that made it to the semi-finals.
Congratulations to all our winners! Next up for Route 66 is Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts Test & Tune #3 followed by Sunday's Rockett Brand Racing Fuel ET Bracket Race #2.
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