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Author: fastbackss   Date: 11/23/2018 10:53:23 PM  +11/-4  

In no particular order:

Yes, it was cold.  But it actually didn't seem that bad because the wind was minimal.  Well, until the sun went down.  Then it was bad.  So many people sitting around me verbalized they had intentions of staying till the end.  That changed quickly.

The track and its crew deserve immense praise.  Everything started at the time was on the schedule.  The track crew was so fast getting to the scene of an accident and clearing it.  I am pretty sure they had a disabled sportsman lifted via tow truck within 90 seconds of it occurring.  Also they were significantly stingier with waving the yellow than in past years, and more importantly went back to racing faster.  There was not the double up, then 1 to go on every restart.  It was double up and green next time.  Made the day way better.

Car count seemed a little lighter in some of the divisions.  I should actually look it up to make a valid comparison.  But I was surprised that neither the SK's nor the sportsman needed a b-main.

First time I have seen a Factory Stock with a spotter before.

Thought Earl Paules' daughter ran a solid race until the car had issues.

Was impressed with the #57 in the 4-cylinder race.  Not sure what happened on the last restart, but it seemed like his gear just wasn't good on the starts.

23 sk mods and all qualified within 0.655 of each other.  That's impressive.

The late models struggled in time trials, even with the extra lap to warm up.  3 incidents in 9 cars...add your own comment.

The 4-cylinders struggled in their feature.  Less than 10 cars finished, and only 5 on the lead lap.  The 63's brand new car looked like it had run the whole season.  I really bet the 18 wishes she hadn't stopped in an effort to draw a caution.  (The later in the day the less this occurs).

After all, it worked in the Sportsman feature.  The 38 stopped, and got to put on a sticker RF.  He then drove up through the field into the top 5. 

Felt bad for Joe Mongeau in the LLM feature.  Seemed like he knew the restart was his chance and he stayed in it once he got loose.  Bounced off Shanon and into the fence he went.  Rough day for both the Casola cars.

Time now to see if Jimmy can pass Shanon for the number of wins in the weekend!  See y'all tomorrow.

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Day 1 Commentary +11/-4 fastbackss 11/23/2018 10:53:23 PM