It rained. And then it rained some more. After that it rained.
Eventually, sometime after 10pm, they lined up the Sportsman cars and actually got a race in. Earl Beckner has a sharp new #71 that looks much like the old car, excepting that it is a little slicker and a little faster.
He motored off and was being chased by the #22 of Shyanne Mathers, who was running him down at the finish, but ran out of time.
After coming from the rear of the field, Patrick Thomas finished third, but had nothing for the front two on this evening.
Had not only a big field of cars but a strong field of cars. They got only a few laps in before the rains once again started falling.
A rain-makeup date has not yet been rescheduled, but will be.
When the rains finally lifted, brave souls took to the track to dry it. In everything from little bombers to big 'ol four by fours. And they were all pretty much wide open. And frequently three wide. There was a particularly spirited battle between an S-10 pickemup truck and a vintage wrecker.
I kept waiting for the loud “ka-boom” of sheet metal vs concrete, but thankfully it never came.
There were a few hardy fans that stuck it out, and they apparently kept the beer stand busy. Every time a more-crazy-than-most truck came by they were whooping it up down at the front straight fence. Lap after lap.
Thanks to all that helped with that effort. They were directly responsible for getting the Sportsman feature in.