Let's see here... Tags wants a Race Report and he shall receive...
Team Express had an awesome showing at Vegas.
When we walked in for practice on Wednesday, most all of us were expecting super low bite conditions just like last year. Well, as usual, conditions were completely opposite. The traction levels we ran on were higher than possibly even SnowBirds '07. The biggest problem on Wednesday practice was the carpet fuz. Cars would literally run 2 minutes and just completely lose traction from tires being covered in fuz. This eventually subsided on Thursday and we were really able to get to business.
Out of the gates for Thursday practice, my car was quick in 19t and Larry's car was top fuel in stock. He ended the day on Thursday with the quickest single lap time in practice for stock. Robbie wasn't very far behind along with X Man. Brandon was also putting in good times in stock rubber and Tags himself was finally starting to drive decently.
Going into the first day of Qualifying, we all had high hopes. Granted, I don't remember what everyone ended up with after round 2, we all did very well.
The second day of qualifying was a little more challenging. With everyone being shuffled to different heats with equally fast cars, it was tough to improve on qualifying times. We also got to see that there were some motor setup changes needed in the stock foam class to keep up with other quick drivers. Tags hooked it up in the motor department and we were good to go after that. Express had A main drivers in just about every class except for the mod classes.
In the touring stock foam A main, we had... Larry and Myself. We finished 5th and 9th respectively.
In touring 19t foam A main, we had... Paul Ciccerelo, Larry, and Myself. We finished 2nd, 5th, and 8th respectively.
In touring stock rubber A main, we had none other than Brandon Melton. He finished 4th respectively.
In 12th stock A main, Tags helped out the one and only Mark Smyka with motor.
X man got stuck in the B mains for 19t and stock. Robbie had trouble in qualifying that put him further back in the mains as well.
The team did a heck of a job. We all worked very hard, especially Tags. He made sure we had what we needed to go fast. If he didn't have the stuff he needed in his stash of go fast goodies, he went and found the stuff. Can't ask for much more than that.
Oh ya, and before everyone else starts busting my chops, yes, I suffered from L.O.F.T. in my mains. I must have been thinking about that steak dinner rather than my car on the track. Trust me, that won't happen again.
Thanks again Tags for what you do. Hopefully Fast Freddy can make it next year cuz we had a blast and it would have been even better with him there.
PS. If I forgot anyone, sorry. I can't remember all the results.