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Renegade Raceway, Nitro Nights Under the Lights
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RACE COVERAGE WITH RICHARD SMITH
Hot Summer Weather Leads to Hot Jet Car Racing in Boise and Yakima
Our last two races had some things in common.....HOT temperatures! The Foxhunt at Boise had temps of 103 degrees and nonstop heated racing - Pro Mods, Funny Cars, Altereds, Ed Jones, and of course, JETS. The Warhawk and the Warped Speed funny cars were supposed to square off Saturday night, but the Warped Speed had a case of stage fright, so we unloaded the Black Rat and went out to play! It is always a pleasure to race with Derek Snelson and crew.
The next weekend was Nitro Nights Under the Lights at Yakima. The temperature at Boise seemed like a cool spring evening compared to Yakima...108 degrees!! With your body temperature being 98.6 degrees, why does another 10 degrees seem so dang hot?? The classic Warped Speed vs Warhawk match race was soon to be played out and I have had the honor of being in EVERY Warped Speed vs Warhawk match. As the former owner of the Warhawk, I went to battle with Darin Bay in the Warped Speed funny car. Now I am driving the Warped Speed for Darin so I’m in the other lane. Derek had his car on a rail, and when we left the track, the score was 1 to 1.
Even with the unusual hot weather strangling the Northwest this year, the crowd at Boise and Yakima were big! One reason may be that the Warped Speed funny car got on the front page of the Yakima Herald sports section!
Our next race is the Night of Fire at Woodburn. Hope to see ya there!!
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