~ LORETTA LYNN'S TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ~
GREAT RACING AND HOT, HOT AND MORE HOT ~
Okay, it's been rough here. I don't even want to complain or actually I shouldn't complain. I'm not the one on a bike for 20 minutes or so in this heat and humidity. Let alone sitting in staging and then the gate. THESE RIDERS ARE INCREDIBLE. If you haven't been to Loretta's before I can't tell you how hard it is for all of these riders. Take a normal Sunday race in the heat and double it.... no triple those conditions and that's Loretta's. Then add the other 40 riders, the best of the best on both sides of you... STRESS..... and yeah..... Okay, just wanted to give you the facts. It was near 100 today with humidity that made it hard to breathe. The am races where pretty good. Not too hard to handle. Of course I am talking about me out on the track. Lets see, I took with me, 3 bottles of water, one gatorade, 20 wipes for my face and yes my camera. It was beautiful out there. Track was in great condition. All of the sand that they had put down on Monday very much worked in. I did however have trouble with bike numbers. The moist ground (and they do that in between every moto) covers the front number plate and makes it harder to spot your rider coming at you. Unless you got the hole shot. But it generally works out with in the 20 minutes of racing to capture a shot or two of the rider.
Tuesday had good andnot so good moments. First I have to say to Timmy Crosby, hope that your pain is changing for the better. Timmy went down hard in practice on Monday and another rider went over his back. Timmy has major back burns and swelling. That didn't stop Timmy going out for his first class on Tuesday. Amazing young fellow. I believe I held my breathe the whole time he was out there for I knew he had to be in major pain. Timmy finished that moto but has pulled his self out of the rest of the classes. Timmy you are one strong young man. Please get well soon, and you will get them next year, no doubt!
Ray Niebel had a great race going and made a move to take another spot and went down in his +45 class. Jimmy Evans had a great +25 race and placed a 2nd and received a silver for that. Jeff Christopher made the list and had his first ride at LL. It was so great to see the Great White Helmet out on the track. Staying up and pressing forward to the checkers. So many great moto's yesterday.
Now for Wednesday. Started out great, had plenty of time getting ready... had the front desk give us a wake up call. That's another story for a nother day. Had my biscuit and gravey from Arby's. So GOOD. Coffee from Pilot and off to the track. We didn't have anyone in the first 7:30 class so no pressure in getting things together and down to the track. A lot of the younger classes today which seems to take longer but doesn't. The heat started around 10:30 - 11:00. Was nearly unbearable around 2:00. The had 2 intermissions today and the one that got me was before the Open Pro Sport Class at 3:30. I had been finding any shade that I could and hopefully something to sit down on between motos and during the actual races. I just wanted to get thru the day. The Pro class then Raeslee Weimers women classand Ray Niebels moto. I had to see those. Well, the waiting for the Pro Class did me in! I bearly made watching Dylan Slusser do an awesome job moving up thru the pack and finishing 13 or 14th. Bernie was down in the area I was taking pictures in with his vehicle. Oh YES! Please take me with you when you go back to your pits.. I just couldn't do it any more. Sick to my stomach and a little dizzy. Just the thought of the walk that I was going to have to make scared me some. But Bernie to the rescue. THANK YOU BERNIE!
I do not know how those motos turned out but I do hope that all of the riders are well. It was so hard to breathe, I can't even imagine how they can ride. I have some Tuesday pictures to put up and hopefully some from today. Jerry has done a great job down in staging.
~ TIMMY AND LORRIE CROSBY ~
~ THE LEVICS ~
~ LOOKING DOWN 250 B MOD - MATT TOTH ON END ~
~ JIMMY AND HOMER EVANS ~
~ JIMMY EVANS OUT IN FRONT WITH A SILVER IN THE +25 ~
~ DYLAN SLUSSER PREPARING FOR HIS MOTO ~
~ NIEBELS ABD DJ ~
~ GATE HAS DROPPED ~
~ KEVIN AND CORY HOGE ~
~ RAY NIEBEL AND FRIEND ~
~ FRATZ-ORRS ~
~ GRETCHEN'S ~ LORETTA LYNN CHIP IN MOUTH ~
~ TOTH'S - MATT AND DENNIS ~
~ NEWCOME'S - AWESOME SMILES ~
~ LIPPMAN'S - DANIEL AND JEFF ~
~ DANIEL LIPPMAN'S HELMET - SHUCKHART'S GHOSTS ~
~ BILLY KIBLER AND RYAN BOYER ~
~ JIMMY SHOWING BILLY HOW TO KEEP COOL ~
~ GAYLON DICKSON ~
I will put more up on Kristin's blog.
Here's a few more of Tuesday and todays.
~ TIMMY CROSBY ~
~ MATT MCKEOWN & SHANE DURHAM ~
~ TAYLOR LEVIC ~ (sorry Raeslee, I'm always getting you two mixed up.... old age and toooooo much heat do not mix... :)
~ JOEY DENEEN ~
~ DEREK FRATZ-ORR ~
~ BROC PAPI ~
~ DANIEL LIPPMAN ~
~ DYLAN SLUSSER ~
~ 250B MOD START ~
~ KALEB CHRONISTER #54 - 250C STOCK ~
~ STEVEN GRETCHEN ~
Time for sleep....
ALWAYS IN MEMORY OF AARON #98, ARLENE
PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE
Posted by Arlene on 08.03.11 @ 09:52 PM ET [Back to Top] [Return to Main Page]