Category Archives: Ohio Mile 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Against my better judgement, we decided to stay in a camper in a parking lot provided to racers. Needless to say we are pretty close to the runway. No need for alarm clocks here, the echoing sound of engines revving at 6:00 in the morning is all you need. Mix that sound with the cool fall morning air and it sets the mood for a great day of racing. Things started promptly at 8:00 in the morning and kept a steady pace of motorcycles and cars headed down the track with the hopes of proving that their vehicle could be pushed further, even if it was just a little bit. 

The Bitch got her first run in early and went 154 in the mile. This was the second rookie run and was supposed to stay around 150 mph. Now he could open her up but he felt as if she had given all she had with the current gear set. So, we got right back in line and did a gear swap. This intrigued quite a few people since it was the first she took off her top to show everyone what she was hiding underneath. She also got a change in her fuel mixture with anticipation that it may give her a little boost. 

The second run for the day was around 11:30 and the clouds were finally starting to open up to show off a beautiful Ohio day. Unfortunately the slight changes that were made didn’t help. She ran 153 at the mile. Not at all a bad thing especially when you consider we are still on a learning curve and nothing was broken. Due to a long trip ahead of us, this would be the last run at this event. Either way, she came away a record holder. It really helps when there isn’t a current record in the class you run, but we’ll take it!

This trip was especially nice for us. For the first time, we were able to have some additional friends and family members with us to show their support. Cora was also along for the trip and provided additional entertainment, especially when she wanted to ride in the bellytank and people walked up to look in only to find a tiny racecar driver inside. It’s a sport for all ages to say the least! Again, thanks for everyone following us and keep checking back for updates or let us know if you would like to buy a t-shirt to help support the Blonde Bitch.

   
 

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

What a difference experience today. A whole new location to race for us and a whole new atmosphere to go with it. Not quite the crowd and large area that Bonneville provided and not quite the small gathering that we encountered in Maine. Wilmington runway has its own feel yet came with the same great group of racers that come from across the country to experience the rush they get for the few seconds that their wheels hit the track.

The Blonde Bitch got her initial rookie run in today. This course is timed at the mile and she came in at 122.98. He had to keep it at around 125 for this first run. Andy said he had to back out so we know that she is still ready to run. 

The Ohio Mile tops out at accepting 150 racers so it took a few hours to get through the line. After the first run, we got right back in line like many of the other racers. Unfortunately a Shelby Mustang decided to see how long the runway actually was and ran off the end. From what we heard, the car plowed through the end and whatever was in the way to finally end up in a fence. Most importantly, the driver was okay. This quickly halted all racing. While we waited, a fine mist rolled in and didn’t stop. Around 5:00 they called it for the day and officially ended all racing. We are about 4th in line when racing begins tomorrow morning at 8. Hopefully we can try to get two more runs in before making the trek back to PA. Feels like we just got here!!!