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IMI Motorsports Complex
Erie, Colorado

September 22,1997 - IMI Motorsports Complex
From: Jennifer Susich, fainche@earthlink.net

Welcome back Pat the Rat!! It was great to see you out here on the track again. Pat has been a wonderful supporter of speedway all year from the sidelines as he was recovering from knee surgery. But it didn't look like he had missed a race all season.

There was a great battle between Ormiston and Pieper in a qualifier. The passed each other the entire race and neither gave up until they crossed the finish line a half a wheel apart.

Division 1 Main

Litt got the gate from pole and Pieper forgot to turn on his fuel. While he sat at the start, Ball passed Ormiston on the straight between turns two and three but couldn't catch up to Litt.

1st 28 Pat "The Rat" Litt
2nd 17 Rob "The Rocket" Ball 
3rd 9 Scott "Scotty O" Ormiston (WL)
4th 3 David "Colorado Cowboy" Pieper (WL)

Division 1 Consi

Petz missed the main by one point, but blew away any competition in the consy. He got the gate and never looked back. Harris, coming off the pole, took second, with Harrington and Williams following in third and fourth.

1st 57 Gene "The Dancing Machine" Petz (JAWA)
2nd 21 Conn "The Con Man" Harris (WL)
3rd 4 Calvin "The Calvinator" Harrington 
4th X Allen "The X-Man" Williams (GM)

Division 2

Mann took the lead coming out of turn one and held it until turn three of the last lap, when Grace passed inside for the win.

1st 67 Ron Grace
2nd 39 Chad Mann (WL)

Handicap - Dash for Cash

Litt, Pieper and Ball all started from the 60 and Ball shot off like a rocket (hence his nickname...). Mann had the lead from the 0 going into turn one, followed closely by Pieper, Ball and Litt. But Pieper went high in turn three and lost his position. Ball quickly took over first and continually increased his lead until the last stretch when he threw a chain. It was a disappointing loss for the fans.

1st 28 Pat "The Rat" Litt
2nd 3 David "Colorado Cowboy" Pieper
3rd 39 Chad Mann
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