Last night before going to bed, I checked the weather and there was a 0% chance of rain. Shortly after starting the racing, imagine my surprise when it started to rain. There was a persistent intermittent light rain. The Route 66 staff did an excellent job of maintaining and improving the track all day. Due to the weather it was decided to run an 1/8th mile track. Finally, the rain moved out and by extending the length of the event, almost everyone was able to get some runs. With the first ET Bracket race scheduled for tomorrow, it was important for many to shake down their cars. Being Opening Day there several surprises with new cars. Joe Zehnder is back to driving a Chevrolet Camaro, retiring the Mustang.
Bill Macke had his Buick Apollo body completely redone. When I saw it on the trailer, I didn't realize it was the same car.
Keven Hamelen's maroon Camaro is now gold!
Joe Malfeo has a new green and black S-10 pickup truck that he built for bracket racing. Unfortunately, it did not make it on the track today.
In addition to car changes, Route 66 will be producing a podcast for its events. Please stop by their tent at the end of the south grandstand and take the opportunity to speak with the folks and promote your race team.
The JDRL cars were present, with some new kids getting there licenses and others testing.
There was a variety of vehicles racing today, from street cars, race cars, motorcycles and juniors. Here is a sample: