A nice place. Had been there many moons ago, but had about forgotten the place. Those that know can correct me, but it appears to be a lot like a little larger version of Speed World.
The lower classes were split for the heats, providing in some cases 2-3 car races. Say what?
Nonetheless, the races weren’t bad, with lots of lap-after-lap side by side action.
No typo, they had two of them, the first while the rain clouds ominously approached. One for a kids group, the second just before the late model event. Both involved fans on the track, and were 30-45 minutes each.
Track Management: Are you aware that the (also paying) fans remaining in the grandstand were quite vocal about the extended delay(s) after a while?
Jessie Dutilly was fast qualifyer, and started sixth. By lap 20-22 he had taken the point, and again that was that. Anthony Campi challenged early, but a restart on the outside did not work out and he was shuffled back, involved in an altercation or two, and hung on for forth. Dorer was close, but no cigar. Joe Boyd drove another steady race, even pitting around lap 65 and returning to finish third.
Somehow, Dutilly is fun to watch even when he is dominating a show. He reminds me of a young Jeff Gordon with a dose of Ironhead Senior/Gary Balough thrown in when necessary. Dorer got a nose-ahead jump on a restart and was slightly ahead going into one. However Dutilly hit him and moved him on up the track while he motored off. In victory lane he apologized for his “mistake”. It was a damn precise mistake, and one that I was expecting and was fine with.
A great night at a great facility. I bought a souvenir shirt for the wife. Dutilly owned the Desoto 100.