I had a couple of heat/feature races February 18, four more heat/feature races March 3 & 4 in Jacksonville FL, and one March 10 at Barnesville, GA.
February 18 races Jacksonville Divisional:
In the first race of Jr sportsman 2 box stock I qualified in 1st. In the heat race I kept that position an finished 1st. In the feature race I got passed at the start and was then in 2nd. I was able to pass 1st any time, but I was saving it for the last lap. Somehow, he got loose about half way through the race and I got around him. So I had to hold him off from getting around me on the last lap. He almost got around me on the straight, but I held him off and ended up winning the race.
In Sportsman 2 I did not get to qualify because we only have one kart and we didn’t have any time to switch the engines. But, we got to run the heat race. In the heat race I caught back up to 2nd and made a pass for 1st with 2 laps to go; I got around him and on the last lap he passed me back. I tried to hold him off but he had too good of a run on me. In the feature race I got around him on the first lap. I held that position and on the last lap he got around me again so I finished 2nd.
Jacksonville WKA national:
March 3 races -In Jr sportsman 2 box stock I qualified in 2nd. I did not run the heat race because the PA speakers weren’t loud enough and we couldn’t hear the heat race announcement while changing engines. In the feature race I caught back up to 2nd, but got passed and finished in 3rd. In Sportsman 2 Lite I qualified in 2nd and almost got the pole. In the heat race 1st, 3rd, and I pulled away. I almost finished 1st. Luckily they average qualifying and your heat race so I started in first because I had the least amount of points. In the feature race I stayed in first until half way. On the last lap, I tried to make a pass but got 2nd by a hair.
March 4 races – In Jr sportsman 2 box stock I qualified on pole. In the heat race I kept that position and finished 1st. In the feature race I was in first but we had on the wrong gear so 1st and 2nd pulled away and I finished in 3rd. In Sportsman 2 heavy I qualified in 3rd. In the heat race I passed 2nd at the start and kept that position. On the 2nd to last lap I passed 1st and on the last lap he passed me right back; and on the last turn I went through the grass to make a pass for first, but they penalized me 3 positions (watch the video and tell me what you think) so I started in 4th in the feature race. At the start of the feature race someone hopped my tire and my exhaust got bent. It turned out that my engine idle jet was dirty too and I didn’t have any power so I fell back to 6th and finished that way.
March 10 Barnesville GSKA:
This was my first race at Barnesville this year. I qualified in 3rd and all most got 2nd. I was 0.01 away from him. In the heat race I got around him at the start and kept that position. I then pulled away from him and caught up to 1st. my kart got loose and 1st pulled away and 3rd was right behind me. I could have been passed any time, but I held him off and I had the fastest lap. In the feature race, I got hit at the start and 1st pulled away once again. I then pulled away from 3rd and finished 2nd.