SATURDAY'S LUNCH was an open BBQ next to John George's trailer. The tradition in Texas AI/CMC racing continued with our group BBQ/luncheon being held with plenty of food shared with everyone in the AI/CMC pit area. Sylvia Manor, with her usual cheerful demeanor, alongside Sharon Lyons, helped feed the hungry racers. Thanks for the outstanding hospitality, ladies!
SATURDAY'S RACE #1, after lunch, gridded John George, Wayne Manor, Mike Bell, Buddy Cisar, Richard Pedersen, Chris Lyons, David Armstrong, Adam Ginsberg and David Donovan in that order. A miscommunication with race control turned this from a standing to a rolling start, but it was exciting nonetheless.
John George and Wayne Manor performed a near repeat of MSR for most of the race, running door to door. The AIX entrant of Buddy Cisar fought hard against Mike Bell, with Bell in the lead for several laps until a slipping clutch forced Mike to hand over the spot to Buddy. Cisar's screaming yellow Mustang chased Texas AI points leader John George, and managed to run the AIX lap record of 1:26.478. Wayne lost his Brakes going into T6, giving Richard Pedersen the position. Chris' Maximum Motorsports-prepared AI car worked hard to chase down Richard Pedersen's #91 Mustang. In the middle of the pack, Adam Ginsberg's CSD Custom Auto/Kwik Kar Mustang raced against the AI cars of David Armstrong and David Donovan, cutting a new CMC track record - 1:31.266. Adam managed to keep them both in his rearview mirror. That, however, would not last all weekend.