Dirt Track Racing Jeremy #20

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Challenger Raceway - A Real Challenge

Can dirt track auto racing be as much fun as this? Frostbite, windburn, life flight, fire, smashed cars, dirt flying, wheels spinning, axles breaking, never finishing. . . that was a good description of the last night at Challenger Raceway in Indiana PA.

Jeremy had worked hard modifying his automatic transmission problem car into a standard. The car was working great and he did well in the qualifying heats coming in 4th out of about 30 cars, but when the finals came around on Sunday night, it was all over. No one got to finish because there were so many wrecks and red flags. It was way too cold to be racing too. Jim Zufall, Jeremy's dad fared even worse when in the qualifying rounds, his axle broke.

Jeremy came home with windburned lips that look sort of like a male Angelina Jole (just his lips) and Jim came home with a broken down car. It took them the last two days just to warm up. Others fared even worse with one of the racers having to be life flighted after his car wrecked and caught on fire. He is ok though.

I'm hoping to get a few pics posted about the event in the next week or two and will post them on the blog. Needless to say, their last race of the season was a disappointment.

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