It was just one of those nights you did not want to have on the dirt track. Everything started out well. The heat race went well and Jeremy finished fourth in his heat. The track was a bit dusty and there were a few pits and several cars flew off the side of the track, but Jeremy held his own.
The feature race was another story in itself. After completing one lap, a car that flew off the side, re-entered the track. Jeremy was rounding the track at top speed when the car pulled from the side of the track right in front of him sideways! Jeremy had NO chance to stop. He smashed full force into the side of the white Fastrak car and did major body damage to his own late model. The guy who caused the accident went on to finish the race. That was the first time we had seen him on the track.
He's not sure if the frame is bent on his car or not, but much of the body needs replaced as it was badly damaged. Jeremy tried to continue the race but the front end of the car kept dragging on the track and finally the car just veered off to the side out of control. He had no choice but to give up and call it a night.
Dirt track auto racing sure has it's ups and downs, but it's always a shame when another driver, due to a careless act, causes an accident. It happened more than once this past Sunday at Dog Hollow, but Jeremy definitely got the short end of the stick. Jeremy was 5th in points overall but being unable to finish the race knocked him back down again.
Now it's time to rebuild the late model to get it ready for the Joy Feature race in two weeks. More money, more work, and hardly enough time while working many hours on his job. He'll get it done with his dad and uncle's help, but it isn't going to be easy.