Thanks to everyone for participating in this year’s young bird series. Congratulations to our newest member, Dave Starkey, for winning his first two races!
As discussed and voted on during our July 13 meeting:
Sept. 3, 100 miles, Starkey ($100)
Sept. 10, 150 miles, Stephenson ($125)
Sept. 17, 200 miles, Dunaway ($175)
Sept. 24, bye/rain makeup week
Oct. 2 (Sunday!!), 300 mile Auction race, Horn drives ($350)
Oct. 8, 100 miles, Starkey ($100)
Oct. 15, 150 miles, Dunaway ($125)
Oct. 22, 200 miles, Potts ($175)
Our season will cost $1150. The five members racing will pay fees of $230 each before the first race.
Other notes from our meeting:
We voted to name our 500 mile races after long-time member Bob Zerkle. The race will be called the Bob Zerkle “it’s not a memorial” 500. (OK, not really, it’s called the Bob Zerkle 500).
Bob also suggested a good weather app called “My Radar”.
We voted to take our leftover $50 from the old bird season to buy a trophy for the 2016 Auction Race winner.
We discussed (via email) the option of changing our shipping limits to 20/25. It has not yet been decided.
Thanks everyone for making it through another year of racing old birds! Below are the final results for the races and overall awards.
We have made significant adjustments to our Old Bird schedule as previously discussed at our Winter Meeting. Our current working schedule is:
May 7 (Saturday race) 150 miles from Crossville. Fred drives
May 15 (Sunday race) 200 miles from Chattanooga. David drives
May 22 – Off
May 29 (Sunday race) 300 miles from Decatur. Gary drives to Highview (cancelled)
June 8 – 150 miles from Crossville. Gary drives
June 18 (Saturday race, Thursday shipping) 500 miles Atmore. Gary drives to Highview