Today was Plote Construction's 13th Invitational at the Byron Dragway. The Invitational is a day at the dragstrip for employees, friends and associates of Plote Construction. This year the event was dedicated to the memory of friend and long time employee Devin Fletcher. Plote would like to remind everyone that September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. There are several organizations that warrant support. These can be found online through an easy search.
The day at Byron was a beautiful day to go racing. The Plote Invitational uses the Bracket Racing formula in four classes, Super Pro, Super Street, Street and Truck. For the kids, there was Matchbox car racing. The racing started with two rounds of Time Trials. In between the first two rounds, the kids had their Matchbox race.
During the Time Trials, I realized that Ron Leek was again behind the microphone. Ron was a long time owner and voice of the Byron Dragway. Here are some of the Time Trials.
After the completion of the Time Trials, the racing began in earnest. Each race was hard fought. The first to be completed was truck with Alyssa Kirkpatrick taking the Class win.
Next up was Super Pro, with Scott Frost taking the win light over Dave Wilkey.
After Super Pro, it was Super Street, where Invitational organizer Patrick Gannon defeated Ron LaFido to take home the trophy.
In Steet it was Daniyel Carpenter over John Nowacki to take the win.
It was a good day of racing filled with good sporstmanship.