|Posted on June 19, 2008 at 1:00 PM|
Osman Racing made another trip to Lincoln Speedway this past weekend and again, experienced positive results. There were no problems with the car as we hot lapped except for the fact that it was extremely loose, but was really fast. No changes were made on the assumption that the track would dry out and tighten the car up. We started 5th in the heat race and it was fairly uneventful. Ran side-by-side with a fellow competitor for several laps (including a little contact) until finally pulling ahead of him to finish in the same spot we started in, 5th. By the time the feature came, the track had dried up a lot. We started in 10th and it was a good thing we did because that was the only place that the car would work, on the high side. We tried running the bottom groove a couple times but it just wasn't working so we went right back to the top. Got pinched in the wall in turns 3 and 4 in the opening laps but there was no major damage and we were able to get away without losing any positions. Worked our way up to 8th place and that's where we finished. All in all, it was a fairly good night. Got a few more dings on the car but that's just part of racing.
As for the Mustang, we've been getting a lot done to it. The rollcage had to be modified, the fuel cell and battery are now in the trunk area, the engine is out (it was junk), and all the dash pieces are out as well. It's coming along nicely and we are anxious to get it out on the track. We're planning on running it 5 times at the end of the year for all the big races. You can take a look at where they are on the "Schedule" page.
As for this coming weekend, we aren't positive yet as to where we will be racing. We will either make our Macon Speedway debut or sit this week out.