- Mar 17, 2014
USAC Thursday Night Thunder at IRP on Flo right now.
We are not in an area that has much of a following for non wing Sprints, so therefore, not much support from the local communities. This is my home track, and I go every week and have been going for 25 years. Friday night, I seen one person I knew, and recognized approx 6 other regulars that sit near my section (DDD). Saturday, I knew 2 people and the same group of others. Sunday, I knew 2 people and only one of the group chose to attend because of the heat. The others opted to stay at 212 Boiling Point and watch on line, even though they were 1 mile from the track. Streaming is a definite factor.Another first time sprint car winner tonight at the finale in Mitchel Moles. He takes the victory and $12,000 over Leary, Axsom, Bacon, and Ballou. Great racing at Huset's this weekend. Unfortunately the joint did not look very full, unlike for the big WoO weekend a couple weeks back. Much praise to the facility owner for putting on all of these big races, the USAC racing is as good as any.
He ran a good race, capitalized on mistakes the others made. But that is pretty much a home track. I hope he runs more USAC'sRyan Timms is the real deal. Possibly the best raw talent in the country. Will be interesting to see where he lands throughout his career. I'm guessing winged sprints.
Kyle Larson just introduced a new series next year...