JOMS Team  APBA races at Thompcon Ct , July 9+10

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JOMS Team  APBA races at Thompcon Ct , July 9+10

Postby Fastjack » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:09 pm

Overcast weather did not dampen the efforts of the JOMS Race Team  @ Thompson Ct this weekend. Quinn Roberts made a good showing finishing all 4 of his J hydro heats - on the lead lap and with great driving skills on the 3/4 to 1  mile layout. This 9 year old is going to be someone to watch in the next season.                          Jack Cavanaugh ran 3 classes  on both race days a total of 12 heats ,Saturdays first class up was the 300 SS hydro class. With a great start Jack lead all laps for the heat win. Veteran racer Jeff Shewin from Nh was not about to give Jack an easy win in the second heat- they raced deck to deck for three laps with Sherwin on the inside- Jack  had a tick more speed and edged out the win by inches. It was a great race to watch and the crowd loved it .. Jack  then ran 25 SSH with a Merc 25 XS, good solid racing with a 2nd place overall finish after 2 heats. The 25 SSR Class proved to be a mix of Mercury  and Yamato powered entries- A good solid run in the first heat  and a motor issue in the second heat netted a 3 rd place overall in the 8 boat field. Some how the 25XS injested something that closed the gap on the #1 spark plug - a quick check of the reeds and compression showed no problems -- go figure .. Sundays results were  better - Winning both the  300 SSH class ,( 2 more heat wins)   and the 25SSH class(  1 win and a 3rd in the heats)  made the drive home a lot shorter. The hurt 25Xs on the runabout held on for another 3rd place overall finish . Eli  had an interesting week end - Ill let Larry tell you about that..
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