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Old 05-21-2017, 10:27 PM
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Default Race Report 20May2017

Our second race of the 2017 Seatac RC Raceway season offered up about as fine a day as Seattle has to offer in May. The weather postponement, which is not something I like to do, as a rule, worked out beautifully. And the racers showed up. We had 46 entries, with our core classes sporting full heats, including B mains in Scale Spec and Stock TC. The layout was a nod to Indy upcoming, with a counter-clock dual sweeper that allowed us to carry a formidable quantity of speed into the left side, giving the guys in the paddock a prime view of the speeding cars under full lock and suspension compression as they flew past.

An awning for race central is in our near future, as I had hoped to get through a couple more races before it became absolutely necessary, but the computer was cooking in the afternoon sun, and there is simply no way it won't make us pay if we don't see to business soon. Kyle Bradshaw mowed the Landfill and spectator area near the entrance, thank you for that! Jake laid down the soda, another good Danilchik deed to go with the billion others since we started this band.

Class by class, the racing was superb day long. What I most like is how we handle ourselves given the low-to-no barriers. We don't have pipes to bail ourselves out of bad mistakes. It's simply not possible to go careening around the track bouncing off pipes. There are no pipes! On our track everyone has to think and be respectful while at the same time ripping it for glory. In the end, we break less stuff. The hoop will exact its toll when cars challenge it, as one might expect, but otherwise the track is forgiving, while at the same time requiring maximum attention.

Jesse is back and asserting himself in the Scale Spec class. It has been years, but he has hardly missed a beat. In Stock, Korey was shaking down a new car and setup for a friend. In Modified, Travis and Korey locked in an all-out high speed duel. To my eye, they look ready for Reedy. And speaking of Reedy, we have a big crew heading down to represent our club in the California classic at the historic Tamiya circuit in Aliso Viejo.

We're back at it in two weeks, June 3. Results attached.
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