I had my second national race of the year last weekend at my home track in Barnesville, GA.
Four in Jr. Sportsman 2 and four in Jr. Sportsman 2 box stock. In the first two Jr. Sportsman 2, I qualified in 2nd on the outside pole by 0.07. In the heat race I was passed at the start and kept that position throughout the whole race and finished 3rd. In the feature race, they average how you did in the heat and qualifying and that is how you start for the feature race. Therefore, I started in 2nd. At the start of the feature race, I was passed again by 3rd, couldn’t get around him, and finished in 3rd again.
In the second two races in Jr. Sportsman 2, I qualified in 3rd. In the heat race, I passed 2nd at the start and finished in 2nd. In the feature race, I started in 3rd but the front two karts jumped the start twice so they swapped the positions and I got to start on the pole. I led the feature race for 19 ½ laps out of 20 laps. On the last lap, I was spun out by second and finished 4th. They penalized second one position so I finished 3rd.
On the first two races of Jr. Sportsman 2 Box Stock, I qualified in 2nd. In the heat race, I passed first on the last lap and won the race. In the feature, I started in 2nd because of the average. Somehow my kart tightened up and first pulled away and I finished 2nd.
In the second two Jr. Sportsman 2 Box Stock races I qualified first by 0.3. In the heat race I kept that position and finished 1st. In the feature race, I started on the pole, pulled away, and led the race from flag to flag.