Mike Rozin raced hard all day and in the end he won the Super Pro Class on his Dad's birthday. This was one of many good stories from the day. I would like to say it was all good, but that would be lying. The better part of the morning was a persistent light rain. While track drying was ongoing, it was decided, due to the late start that only one timed run would be run instead of the customary two. Everything was proceeding normally until Midwest Top Sportsman Driver Tim Kirin lost control of his car and impacted the retaining wall. There were no injuries reported.
After the clean-up everything was going fairly smoothly when Pro driver Troy Bogner, upon launch, had a left rear tire go flat. He safely guided the car to a stop. Unfortunately, it took a considerable amount of time to get the car on the rollback. The good thing for Troy was the other driver red-lighted giving him the round win.
We were just catching up when there was a major hiccup with the computers. This was another of those issues that took a sizable amount of time to fix. After the computer issues were repaired, we race to the end of the event. I would like to congratulate all our winners:
High School - Derek Lyons
Pro (Eliminator) - Don Dumdie
Super Pro - Mike Rozin
Pro Bike - Bruce Damewood
Sportsman - Stephen Mroz
Midwest Top Sportsman - Troy Finner
In addition, I would like to commend the Route 66 staff for battling all day to complete this event. Mother Nature and other unforeseen issues conspired to make it an unusual day.
Another feel good story, was TJ Trench's first round win since starting in the Super Pro Class after graduating from the Juniors.
Here are some more images from today's action.