FOX-28 Race Report
FOX 28 RACE REPORT 7-8-12
We had a busy week of promoting our race team, our team business partners and local dirt track racing in general. On Wednesday Deb and the kids took the FOX 28 car through the annual Adams Fourth of July Parade. Although it is a smaller parade than some, it was just right. Tons of South Jefferson folks came out, including many friends of our kids. The Can-Am show truck and Dean Patterson’s 9-11 Never Forget show car also attended. The parade was led by the always enjoyable Original Yanks Drum and Bugle Corp. They put on a nice show at the Don Round’s Post 586 Adams American Legion following the parade. Thanks to our friends from Budget Blinds for assisting with parade details. They handed out lots of candy and FOX 28 Racing cards. This was a fun family event. And there is no new damage to the race car!
On Thursday night Deb and the kids took the FOX 28 car to Can-Am Motorsports Park. Our car along with some others, again including the 9-11 tribute car, was placed on display during the Night of Fire and Destruction Show. Kids were in and out of the driver’s seat all night long, checking out what it would be like to be behind the wheel of a race car. This is always fun. KRC Motorsports put on a great monster truck and stunt show. Check out turn4photos.com for some awesome photos of the show. The fireworks after the show were top notch. Again, a great night of family fun. Thanks to Chip Burdick and the staff at Can-Am for the opportunity to display our car during this highly attended show.
FOX 28 RACE REPORT JUNE 30, 2012
By Deb Stevenson:
On Saturday night June 30th we return to action at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville. We won our heat race on the very slippery track. This was a positive sign, as perhaps the set-up changes we’ve been making are helping. By virtue of the tracks point system, we started the feature on the pole position. The kid crew was pretty excited about starting up front. This is a good opportunity for a good finish, yet I cautioned the kids to not get too excited. We were either about to win the race or finish worse than we started. We led for the first four laps until a red flag stopped the action. Another racer had flipped over during a crash in turn one. Fortunately, no one got hurt. When we returned to green flag action, Our FOX 28 car just wouldn’t go. The right rear tire had sealed over when it cooled down during the red flag. We lost the lead and lost two more positions until we finally could get going. We held off the 9-11 car to finish fourth. We were disappointed with our finish, but were pleased with the progress we’ve made to our set-up. We’ll make some small adjustments for next week.
FOX 28 RACE REPORT JUNE 23, 2012
By Deb Stevenson
With no racing at Can-Am for graduation weekend, we hooked on the trailer and headed to Canandaigua , NY. A quick trip through the city for ice cream provided a beautiful view of the northern shore of Canandaigua Lake. Canandaigua Motorsports Park is known as “The Land of Legends“. Many of the best dirt track racers have made Canandaigua their home track over several decades. Today, many of the best race at Canandaigua every Saturday night. We have never raced at this track and Jeff has not been there since traveling there to watch Watertown’s Barefoot Bob McCreadie about 20 years ago. Last year, promoter Jeremie Corcoran took over and has successfully revitalized the speedway. The car counts are very good, the spectator crowd was good and the staff was very helpful. It is challenging going to a new track, as there is a lot to figure out in a hurry. Jeff followed some of the regulars in hot laps and the heat race to try to learn the fast line. The track is like Can-Am in many ways. It is a ½ mile track , it gets real slippery yet it is fast. We started the feature 19th in the 26 car field. Jeff drove cautiously and stayed out of trouble. We held our own and finished 18th. Our main goal was to have fun and indeed we had a good time. We will look to visit Canandaigua again when we get the opportunity.
Monday, May 20, 2013, Watertown, NY