IMI Motorsports Complex
Erie, Colorado, USA
June 6, 1998 - IMI Motorsports Complex
From: Jennifer Susich, email@example.com
The track was really fast tonight and it gave us some good racing. Unfortunately we had a few wrecks. Joe
Gawith got banged up in race one. We're thinking of you Joe and wishing you a speedy recovery. Tom
"Kamikaze Kid" Kern was out with a broken hand. Hurry and get better, guys. We also had the debut of a
new rider, number 76, Dirk Ballinger. He's the guy that bought Lee Cederberg's bike. Welcome, Dirk.
And congratulations to Chad Harris. He's already bumped up to D1 after four races. Good job!
Pat "The Rat" Litt won this race. Dirk Ballinger hit the wall in turn four of lap 3. Race two witnessed Ron
Grace Jr. hit the ground in turn two. When he got back up it looked like he was going to run the rest of the
race backwards. Trying to rewind the race, Ron? Rob "Fire" Ball won this one. Jay "Do or Die"
Gruetzmacher got the gate in race three. Gene "The Dancin' Machine" Petz rubbed against him in turn one,
taking the lead. Got too excited though, and went down in turn three. Then, in lap three he passed Mike
Rohr and Chad "I don't know my address" Mann to get second, behind Gruetzmacher, who crossed the
finish line with a flat tire, taking the bike sideways the wrong way. Way to go, Jay!
Petz got the gate and the win in race one. Shawn "Tornado" Hurley and Don "Batman" Foster battled it out
for second, with Foster passing inside on the last turn. Joe Gawith and Grace bumped crossing the line in
race two. Gawith went to the hospital and Grace tried sticking it out for one more race but had to call it
quits. Get better quick, guys. Ball got the gate in race three and Litt was right on his tail. He gunned it on
the back straight to pass Ball and take the win.
Chad Harris was hot on Hurley's tail, but couldn't catch him and had to settle for second. Gruetzmacher
got the gate in race two. Foster thought he'd try another corner and went down in turn two. He passed
Ballinger, though, to come in third behind Gruetzmacher and Rohr. Litt ran away with race three.
Ball took race one. Chad "I don't know my address" Mann got his first win in race two. Great show, Chad!
The other races gave him flying lessons during trophies by throwing him high into the atmosphere. "The
Dancin' Machine" Petz apparently wanted to do the jitterbug with Foster, as he kept rubbing up against him.
After the second come on, Foster decided to leave the track. Litt won.
Mike Rohr got the gate in race one and Mann passed on the inside. Hurley also passed Rohr on the inside
but couldn't make it around Mann, as Mann got his second win for the evening. Ball and Litt took races
two and three, respectively. Gruetzmacher didn't race this round because he pulled a Dave Pieper and
forgot to turn on the fuel.
Petz and Gruetzmacher tied for third. Gruetzmacher remembered to turn on the fuel this time. They were
neck-in-neck in turn one and Petz pulled ahead, taking the win on his birthday.
1st 28 Pat "The Rat" Litt 15 Points
2nd 17 Rob "Fire" Ball 13 Points
3rd 57 Gene "The Dancin' Machine" Petz 10 Point
4th 14 Jay "Do or Die" Gruetzmacher 9 Points
5th 8 Shawn "Tornado" Hurley 8 Points
27 Mike Rohr
6th 5 Don "Batman" Foster 7 Points
39 Chad "I don't know my address" Mann
7th 96 Chad Harris 5 Points
8th 76 Dirk Ballinger 4 Points
9th 67 Ron Grace, Jr. 3 Points
24 Joe Gawith