FROGMAN RACING

FROM: STEVE ALLEN aka FROGMAN, WSMC #100

DATE: July 21, 1997

REA: WSMC Round #7 (7/19 - 20 ) and "I finally WON a race..."

Hello friends, I decided to skip saturday practice so I could rest and just go for sundays races once again. Turns out it was a good thing. New tires on both bikes and the sun is OUT, like, it's REAL hot first thing. Oh well, just another beautiful Willow Springs summer morning. First race is Formula Singles. I bogged the start and was last into T1 and managed to get around 6 guys by T2 exit and that is where I stayed the rest of the race.

500 Singles was race #2 and this is where the fun begins. Kenny got the holeshot and I glued myself to his wheel till he turned in for T1 and I went around the outside for the pass. I stayed out front and was unchallenged until the last lap where Danny got around my in T7. I stayed behind and when he sat up and turned into T1, I stuffed inside and he had to rethink that turn. I again stayed out until T8 where he drafted by and I immediately slid over into HIS slipstream and absolutely slung shot by him this time to the inside heading into T9. This REALLY surprised him and me as I thought that I was going to run him over in the process. There I go heading directly at the drop off at the apex and just stuck the tires on the lip exiting REAL wide and effectively blocked Danny from re taking the lead. There I stayed up the Start/Finish straight for the win.

My first win and de-throned King Danny at the same time. You see, he has won 18 500 Singles races in a row! WHEW! This weekend was a double points weekend and I beat Kenny by 2 places (who is 2nd in the points) so I moved up from 3rd into 2nd place. 5 more races to go this year so the championship could still be mine if I can beat Danny 3 more times or he gets a DNF......

The Vintage Dinosaurs class was pretty much uneventful and my heart wasn't EVEN into it so I cruised around and netted 11th place. Formula 1 pretty much the same although I recorded a new fastest lap ever for me of 1:35.92.

I guess this FT500 HAS really helped me become a better rider. Last thing, I was 22nd overall coming into round 7!

*RACE INFORMATION*

RACE

FASTEST TIME

POINTS

POSITION

FORMULA SINGLES

1:39.79

10

8th

500 SINGLES

1:39.51

30

1st

VINTAGE DINOSAURS

no times

4

11th

TOYOTA CUP UNLIMITED FORMULA 1

1:35.92

2

21st

Next race at WILLOW SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY is Round 8 , 8/16-17.

Note: I will also be racing at SEARS POINT for the AHRMA vintage races Augest 23-24

Hope to see you there! Thanks for your time.


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