The weekend at High Plains Raceway started with four CMC cars participating in the Friday evening three-hour enduro. I’m not sure all of them finished, but we all had a great time.
Fifteen cars overall entered in the enduro, and the CMC car with Brad Densmore and Steve Mills finished fourth overall and first in E1. The field of cars for Saturday and Sunday was the largest we have had in a while, with 12 cars and a good mix of GMs and Fords.
The Thunder qualifying session on Saturday morning was fast because the track was cool. Joe Bogetich took his first pole of the season. Race one was won by Bryan Curtis, followed by David Sealander in second, marking a nice finish during what has been a rough season for him. Rounding out the podium in third was Bogetich. Bogetich held the lead for most of the race but was caught and passed by Curtis and Sealander with just a few laps left before the checkered flag.
Race two on Sunday morning was a standing start with a heads-up from the previous Saturday race. On the second lap, Bogetich, Ryan Rahjes and Curtis got together. Curtis got the worst of the contact when a valve stem broke off, and he limped back to the pits. Bogetich won his first race of the season while Rahjes, Perry Herrmann, David Thede and Densmore rounded out the top five.
Race three Sunday afternoon started with the top five finishers from race two inverted, with Densmore on the pole and Thede’s Fox Body Mustang on the outside in P2. Thede took the lead on the first turn and never looked back, winning his first race in CMC. Congratulations to David Thede on a well-deserved win!