For 2WD we used Suburbs in the rear and Transistors up front, Short Course got the Suburbs treatment as well. Stadium Truck I ran IONs all around. We spent our time breaking in Tires and learning the track on Friday.
Saturday was qualifying with 4 rounds to compete for an A-Main spot. In Modified 2WD I had some tough luck in round 1 and 2. I kept my poise for round 3 and 4. I managed to place myself in the A-Main qualifying 9th. I ended up finishing 9th overall in the A-Main.
For stadium truck I ran IONs all the way around and it was dialed. Rounds 1,2 and 4 went real well and managed to qualify 2nd in the A-main. Eric Larsen and I battled very hard in the triple A-Main format. A1 Eric won, A2 I won which set us up for an A3 battle. We swapped positions multiple times and in the heat of all the action lap traffic swallowed him and I up with me getting the bad end of the deal with little time left. I managed to finish 2nd.
A number of occasions he told me “dad those Pro-Line Tires are way better than JC” I love how kids are so honest.
For 17.5 2WD he just couldn’t get into a rhythm and qualified 1st in the D-Main with a 4th place finish. I’ll tell you what, he made up for it in Short course.
He qualified 8th in the B-Main for 13.5 SC. Once the tone sounded he went on a mission. In 2 laps he went from 8th to 1st. For most of the race 2nd and 3rd were breathing down his neck! Silvano fell to 3rd at one point, he’s a big Tom Brady fan, I told him “you know why Tom is good? Because he doesn’t lose his focus” before he went to the driver’s stand I brought that up to him. Well he stayed focused and with 2-minutes left he put on a show for the crowd taking the lead with little time left passing the finish line with no time left for the others allowing him to take a victory lap. His first word getting the driver’s stand “that was a rush”.
Thank you Pro-Line for your support!
– Lenard Munoz