It started raining about 8:00 PM Friday and a very light rain kept on until around 11:00 AM Saturday. Most of the out of town racers didn't show because of the rain but the local folks were there along with a few from Louisiana and Alabama. Thankfully a lot of people showed up to buy BBQ plates. Spencers bottle tree went into a raffle along with some gift baskets donated by Mathis Peaches and Produce and some free magazine subscriptions from Chase'n Race'n Illustrated. All of the racers who finished in the money donated their winnings to Dalton. Over $5000 was raised at the track and several of the racers who could not make it are sending donations in the mail.
It was a really good day for the Hughes Family Racing team. Ellie won her class. No other karts were there in Spencer's class so he moved up to the 10 to 12 year old "blue plate' class and he won also. Finally it was my turn. I qualified 3rd and was running 2nd when the leader politely spun out and I inherited the lead. So the old man was able to pull out a victory in his first ever go kart race. After the race Randy Rawson, Causeyville Raceway and MS Dirt Track series promoter borrowed our go kart for a special grudge match with Denise Lamonte from Louisiana. Denise won (although Randy swears she cheated) so Randy will be wearing a pink dress to the drivers meeting at the Whynot MSDTS race on May 22nd.
Sorry no videos from this one but the photos are online at P & R Photos We are very excited since this was Jennifer's first time shooting pics for P&R Photos/Chase'n Race'n Illustrated. This is an opportunity for Jennifer to learn from the best in the business, Rowdy Jordan and it also gives our readers the opportunity to order prints and other great merchandise from P&R Photos such as, Checkbook Covers, Coffee Mugs, Dog Tags, Eye Glass Cases, Hitch Covers, Key Chains, Key Hangers, License Plates, License Plate Frames, Light Switch Covers, Memo Holders, Mouse Pads, Photo Tees, Wall Clocks, Wall Plaques, and Water Bottles. Customized Photo Products from P&R Photos are an outstanding way to show your support for your favorite racer! Our products also make great gifts for any occasion! All of our products are Dye-Sublimated, a process that actually "fuses" inks onto the product. This results in vibrant, long lasting images that resist fading and certainly won't peel like a heat transfer.
This week we have a regular Saturday night race at Causeyville then next week we go to Whynot. Results to follow.