the reason ryan is smiling so big is that he dusted off a guy ranked #7 in the nation in the Toyo Tires Open Competition Class in which ryan competes. this guy hauled his rig all the way from washington state to get beat by a 20 year old in the first round. DANG!
unfortuneately ryan "broke out" in the second round which means he won the race down the track, but his ET was too fast compared to his dial in time and so he lost. (drag racing can be wierd that way!)
it started sprinkling shortly after ryan got eliminated so i suited up in my plastic pants and scooted for home!
thus ended my first week-end of racing fun. put 150 miles or so on the snow queen, met some cool people, saw races for free, rode in a race car, and will get paid a little to write a couple stories. life doesn't get much better.
(oh yeah - i get to deduct my milage to and from the tracks on account of the fact that i am a paid freelance writer...not that you would know it from my posts.....)