Week seven’s recap could be called “Racing the Rain”. A headline on an internet site was “I-35 Speedway beats Mother Nature”. We found we don’t beat Mother Nature but we want to thank her for allowing us to get the races completed. Per most people’s radar on their smart phones the rain got within a mile of the track and dissipated. In the future, if Mother Nature would work with us, we would prefer a high temperature in the seventies and sunshine all day long with no chance of rain.

When we are in hurry up mode, so we can get as many races in as we can for the racers and the fans, we give up the trophy presentation after each race and move those presentations to the end of the night. We also shorten intermission. We want to thank our fire, safety, and tow crews (Bridgemans] and ambulance crew (Daviess County) for the great job they do especially in a hurry up mode. Safety is our number one concern at I-35 Speedway, we want everyone to enjoy the competition but we want it done safely. On this night we experienced a scary rollover with new father Tim Eaton. He and his wife had a scheduled baby delivery on Monday. Our safety crews did a great job!

As for the racing, it was some of the best. The track was in superb condition with all the wet weather the area had experienced during the week. We can thank the crack track crew of Mike Knight and Mike Johnson for making this happen. The weather dictates when the track can be worked and this past week they were able to work it on Thursday before the rains came that afternoon.

Every week there is something new to write about, someone going the extra mile. This past weekend was Mother’s Day. All mothers attending the races received a flower courtesy of Rick and Allen Staley who took the time to raise and cut all the flowers and then Allen took care of the distribution. We hope each mom had a great day and we want to thank Rick and Allen for the work they do each week.

Congratulations to last week’s winners, Darren Shaw, our fifth different winner in the A Mods this year, Dakota Foster, our sixth different winner in the B Mods, Jeremiah Asher our fourth different winner in the E Mods, Austin Johnson one of three different winners in the Grand Nationals, Connor Masoner is a new winner in the Hobby Stocks, and Thomas Roberts cracks the win column making the fourth different driver to win in the Stock Car class. These six drivers were part of the 85 drivers in attendance at I-35 Speedway where the race fan gets the most racing for their money.