We were treated like family from the club members @ AMP from the time we arrived, until the final trailer was loaded and headed toward the gate!
The facilities @ AMP were very accommodating, kuddo’s to Buddy and the whole WKA staff for pioneering the Grand National event! The track is a “roller coaster” to quote Andy Kiker, literally, with four story elevation changes and some of the most technical twists and turns imaginable.
The course is 16 turns with one main straight over a hillside to a sic 180 degree left turn 1, and a half mile sweeper that will test your stamina, there were also many golfer’s in the rough, but no track incidents for the entire event! (the sandmen will get this, lol) This track produced some of the best racing of the season, with several close finishes, and last lap lead changes!
The Unlimited Class was a spectacular climax to the end of Saturday racing with a 0.067 sec margin of victory, by two of the finest drivers in the business. The crowd gathered swiftly to cheer them on in the upper deck on the paddock! Darrin Cuthbertson and Andy Kiker swapped the lead several times before the race being decided on the final lap, what a race to the flag!
Congratulations to both Darrin and Andy for making memories for all of our families! [Look for youtube posting of videos.]
I was fortunate enough to follow these two lap after lap, thinking to myself, how are they able to breathe? Need to boost the stamina for the next visit!
The B-stock race also produced some great racing , with the top three driver’s reversing the finishing order on the last lap as well! Nail biter!
After speaking with several driver’s, all came to the same conclusion that we should come back for future events.