After nearly a year away from any racetrack, it was finally time to get back to work. As a return, I chose the Protect the Harvest, Midwest Junior Super Series. This Series does not run at my home track of Route 66 and I'm almost always working at 66 when it makes it's only Illinois appearance. The Series travels the midwest hosting races for youths, age 6 to 17., in various classes. The above links will take you to the Series sponsor and Series website.
Friday, the schedule was a Test &Tune and a $500 Gamblers race to close the day.
At 5:00 o'clock the call came from the tower to start lining up the cars for the Gamblers race, $500, winner take all.
I want to reassure everyone that in the above photo folks were social distancing. It may not appear that way, but they were!
The racing was very competitive with the kids giving it their all.
After seven rounds of competition it came down to the final two cars, Alyssa Martin of Beaverton, Mi. and Caleb Burns of Fredericktown, Oh. In a very competitive race it was Alyssa taking the win light.
The above photo is the finals, with Alyssa in the far lane. I have to apologize for the quality of the image, however by the time the race was run, it was very dark!
The weekend's events continue on Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m. You can check the schedule on the Byron Dragway website or Facebook page.
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