We had a full slate of four heats scheduled. People have started to game the seeding system, and they’ve also taken the morning runs more seriously. There ended up being a lot of scratches since many of the people that went really fast last night were still recovering.
In the next heat, Rik, Todd and Ellen all went slower than last night. I could hear a broken spoke when Todd went through the traps at 75.67 mph. Eta had to be scratched from their other runs, and it appears that the team is done for this year. Next year: we’ll bring a spare set of bombproof disc wheels.
In the next heat, HPT ran Christien again, after less than an hour and a half rest. Predictably, she went slower. If she comes back next year with enough seat time in the bike, she will be fast. Runs by Vadim and Alan closed out what turned out to be the final heat for the morning. Alan cracked the 35 mph barrier, but the wind was too high.