Turkey Derby 41 has come and went, and as usual team HBSRacing participated.
Given the numerology associated with the event, I really wanted to campaign a modified. There were some opportunities presented, but they all involved backing up the Brinks truck. It was not worth it given that it would have taken some resources away from the 2015 season.
Anywho, the chariot was similar to most years – namely a Metz Racing TQ midget. There were 17 of us motorcycle powered rocketships. I was certainly behind the eight-ball early on in the day (only one practice session), and that did not bode well for qualifying. I timed 14th of 17, which also represented my starting position.
The race went better, and got into a decent rhythm. Stayed clean and brought it home in one piece in 8th place. I could really have used an extra half second, but some time in one of those before the day of the race probably would have helped a tad.
This wrapped up the racing season (well, save for some indoor karting) for 2014. It was another successful season. We ran 9 races in the Modified, 4 of them with the vaunted Top Speed Modified series. 7 of them resulted in top 10′s, with the other 2 being 12th place finishes. We grabbed a victory at Springport, which was one of four top 5 finishes. Time trialing was strong, for the most part, and we did manage to grab another quick time this year. Lastly, we hit our main target – which was getting to sit at the grown-ups table during the Springport Motor Speedway points banquet.
Here is a video from the last points race of the season.
We are waiting on schedules to be published, and at that point HBSRacing will publish its 2015 racing season schedule. Expect to see the 12x at a few more speedways next year…