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After the heat races:
Eddie Sites awoke from his nap to talk about his IMCA Modified heat win and the race surface.
Danny Johnson won the first Modified heat race and explained how he learned about the place.
Nick Nye told me about his Modified heat win, how the water was helping and his crate heat race.
Tyler Siri was surprised when the water truck came out before his heat win and talked about Skyline.
Sam Allen celebrated his heat win with a victory lap and talked about wining for the first time.
Taylor Lamb got the win in the first Sportsman heat and told me about some recent improvement.
Danny Creeden drove the Kinser Hill Sportsman to a heat win and compared it to a go cart.
Dustin Jordan told me how his numerous family members who helped him get a Sportsman win.
Casey Pavlick took the victory in the final heat race and talked about the groove he was running in.
After the heat races:
A.J. Ward came all the way from Michigan for an IMCA win and talked about his race up front.
Danny Creeden led the last half a lap to win the Modified race and spoke about the last lap.
Brett Tonkin talked about his second place finish and what he saw when the leader got spun out.
It was a fun night but a long one at Skyline Raceway as Modifieds raced on the track for the first time in over twenty years. I got see a lot of old friends I had not seen in a while and meet some new people which is always great!
There was a nice crowd on hand and over 100 cars in the pit area for this special four division Sunday special. The racetrack was less than ideal but when you haven’t had Modifieds at your track you might do things a little differently when it comes to preparing the surface and I am sure the folks at Skyline learned a lot last night.
We left at around midnight and there was still some racing to go but overall we had a nice time, sat with some real nice people and as usual I was impressed with this jewel on top of the mountains. And wow, they have some beautiful sunsets.
I felt badly for Danny Johnson who had the race in hand until a lapped car tapped him in the final corner. I don’t believe he did it on purpose but guys…when the leader comes up on you and you are getting lapped you need to get the hell away from them and not screw them up. I don’t like to throw people under the bus but it was a bad deal and hopefully this driver learned a valuable lesson although a hard one.
You had to give The Doctor a lot of credit as a lot of racers I know would have decked this guy, taken whatever penalty would come and send a message. He did none of that so way to go Danny. A lot of class was shown.
Johnny on the spot was Danny Creeden as he passed Brett Tonkin for second place with less than two laps to go and that pass ended up being the one for the win. Both Creeden and Tonkin missed Danny Johnson as he did a 360 before crossing the line in third place. And no, I didn’t have the heart to put a mic in Danny’s face afterwards. That would have been cruel. I mean what is he supposed to say?
And to the fans of the 27j who said a yellow should have been thrown, if it had Johnson would have had to go to the back for bringing out the yellow. That would have only made it worse. That’s the rules guys!
I got a lot of interviews in the can and will have them all up this week. Plus I have some calls to make in the studio too so be sure to cone back all week long as we’ll have a lot of great stuff for you including some first timers to the website.