The last race of the season took place at Roaring Knob dirt track on Saturday September 12th. It was a beautiful, crisp, cold fall-like night. There were a few sprinkles off and on, but that didn't dampen the spirit.
Jeremy drove his late model and after the warm ups was placed in the top 10. He was driving well and more aggressively than in his last race. A yellow flag was evident several times throughout the race but Jeremy was holding his own. Then on the last lap, another yellow flag. The race started back up for the last lap for the late models and Jeremy got a flat tire 3/4 of the way through the last lap. He went from 9th to last place in the heat. That was a tough break.
His dad, Jim Zufall drove in the charger division and finished 10/13. His uncle Dale drove his first lap and had oil pressure problems and had to drop out. Dirt track auto racing is truly a family affair.
Overall, Jeremy was grateful that he was able to get out at least a few times this past summer. He is working on lining up sponsors for next year and he may or may not be driving the same car. This was the first time he had ever driven a late model car. He likes driving and is looking forward to next year when he can get on the track sooner in the season and move up in the ranks against his competition.