| New on the Audio Page from Can Am Speedway before the rain.
Taylor Caprara tells me about his win in the first Sportsman heat and why he wasn’t totally happy.
Jack Meeks finished second in his qualifying heat race and told me where he needs to be better.
Kevin Root looked over some tires after his heat win and talked about the limited options he has.
Addison Bowman and I hid from the rain and spoke about how they keep their checklist handy.
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I run down how our night went at Can Am and what I now respect.
Well that was going to be a really fun night I’ll tell you that alright. We were up at Can Am as part of a real nice four division show featuring the Empire Super Sprints, DIRTcar Sportsman Series, Thunder Cars and our combined Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour/Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Cub Super Series. Heck, we had 25 cars in our class alone!
It was going to be a great night and things were moving along so well until we all started seeing big, block clouds roll in. We checked the radar on our phones and knew it was going to be a short night. They were just wrapping up some of the last heat races and a few of our drivers were starting to move towards the staging area when it started.
As usual it started off slowly but with five minutes it was outright raining and the scramble began for everyone with a racecar…us included! It also gave me a new respect for the people who race with open haulers. We all get really, really wet. I guess if you’re going to race vintage you do it like they did 30-50 years ago and I’ll bet they got wet a lot too.
Keeping our fingers crossed today and hoping for the best for all of you too. Now here is more about what is new for today on the Audio Page starting with a few Sportsman after the heats and a fresh Doug’s Thoughts recorded just before midnight. Taylor Caprara tells me about his win in the first Sportsman heat at Can Am Speedway, why he wasn’t totally happy afterwards as well as what he noticed from watching a video of the race.
Jack Meeks finished second in his Sportsman qualifying heat race at Can Am and told me where he needs to be better as well where we will see him over the next month or so.
Kevin Root looked over some tires after his heat win and talked about the limited stagger options he has as well as how proud he is of everyone who helped him win a pair of championships.
Addison Bowman and I hid from the rain and spoke about how they keep their checklist handy while running down the specific items they need to check off. Good one here!
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I run down how our night went at Can Am before the rains came, what I now respect more than before and why I need to stop being dad so often at the racetrack. I know. You’re right so don’t even say it Jeff!!!!