Since back in August when Braylon won the Division 1 NHRA 13-14 Year Old division title we have had two races affected by rain, one which we elected not to chance and didn’t attend and the other was rescheduled. We also competed in three events at Maple Grove Raceway, Saturday August 25th, Saturday September 8th and Saturday September 22nd. Unfortunately we never got past the second round in the first two races but did manage a semi-final appearance on the 22nd.
It was a non-points day today but we still wanted to race and take some shots at the tree. Braylon ended up with a semi-final loss turning on the red light with a -.001 light, but he had to be good against his opponent who was .010 green. There are no easy passes at Maple Grove or at most races anywhere. These kids are deadly!
On Saturday and Sunday September 15th & 16th we attended the NHRA Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove to see some friends like Roy Freeman from Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic and had a chance to discuss their tires we have been running all season. We have had consistent results with the wider width and JR1 compound that these tires are made from. Even though we aren’t turning on the win lights we would like this year I know it’s not the tires or anything mechanical thanks to reliability and technical service from Craw’s Racing. We also got to meet Josh Nixon from Universal Technical Institute and bounced some marketing ideas around, and also Joe Phillips from Lucas Oil Products. Jen and Braylon also got the annual photo with old family friend John Force. It’s very cool looking at these over the last dozen years or so and how Braylon has grown.