After the opening weekend a couple of weeks back, if feels good to get back on my home track. Home track being Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, Il. A 1.95 mile, “7” turn (it really has 12), technical track. It was a rough couple of weeks for me, after a not great start on a track that I am not all that comfortable on. I was also wondering if I really do fit in with the expert racers, but that changed over the weekend. I have renewed confidence in myself now, that “Yes, I do belong, and I can compete.”
It was a rather chilly weekend with morning temps in the forties, warming to the seventies in the afternoon. also made the decision to switch back to my old suit, at least until I can properly break in the new one. This helped tremendously on track by allowing me to move around and not fight myself.
Since this weekend was only a single race day (not the typical double header), I only did two races on Sunday. However, I got in some great practice sessions on Saturday. During one of the practice sessions, I came within a few hundredths of my personal best time, which was a huge confidence booster going into the races on Sunday. I just had a feeling that things might get pretty interesting during the races.