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IMI Motorsports Complex
Erie, Colorado, USA

Week 6
June 13, 1998 - IMI Motorsports Complex
From: Jennifer Susich, fainche@earthlink.net

Round One
Gene "The Dancin' Machine" Petz got the gate in race two but was quickly overcome by the winner, Pat "The Rat" Litt. Likewise, Jay "Do or Die" Gruetzmacher got the gate in race three, with Rob "Fire" Ball taking the checkered.

Round Two
Don "Batman" Foster got the gate in race one, but Dave "Colorado Cowboy" Pieper was first in the corner. Petz passed Foster on the front straight to come in second behind Cowboy Pieper. Race three showed a close battle between Litt and Ball. Litt went wide turn four, but Ball missed his chance to pass and Litt won. King Kenny Pieper left the line so quick in race three, Tom "Kamikaze Kid" Kern was stunned and forgot to start for an instant. A wave of dust overcame the track and everyone was blinded, but instinct carried our riders over the finish line with King Pieper leading the way.

Round Three
King Pieper led this race until turn 3 of lap 2, when he decided to see how the hay bales were holding up. They tested well. Cowboy Pieper took the win. Kern got the gate and was first into turn one in race two. Litt passed Ball on the back straight. Kern wobbled on turn three, lap two and Litt and Ball passed. Litt followed in King Kenny’s tracks, though, and visited the infamous Rat Hole on lap three. Ball won. Race three witnessed Ron "Pig Pen" Grace, Jr. going wide in turn four, letting Calvin "The Calvinator" Harrington pass. Grace quickly recovered his ground, though, and came in second behind Conn "The Con Man" Harris.

Round Four
Kern got the gate and was first into the corner of race one. Harris passed Mike "I Need a Nickname" Rohr on turn two. Petz tried sticking close to Kern, but Kern pulled away for a clean win in race one. Cowboy Pieper went inside to pass Litt on turn three but got so excited he went down shortly thereafter. Litt won, followed by Grace in race two. Ball got the gate in race three, but Foster was first out of the first corner. Ball went under for the win.

Round Five
Competition slowed as the night wore on. Ball, Litt and Kern won races one, two and three, respectively.

Harris, Petz and Kern tied for fourth and Litt and Cowboy Pieper tied for second. The run-off for fourth was led by Kern. Petz tried to catch him but lagged a little behind. Litt led Cowboy Pieper from the gate to the checkered.

1st #17 Rob "Fire" Ball 14 Points
2nd #28 Pat "The Rat" Litt 13 Points
3rd # 3 Dave "Colorado Cowboy" Pieper 12 Points
4th #74 Tom "Kamikaze Kid" Kern 11 Points
5th #57 Gene "The Dancin' Machine" Petz 10 Points
6th #21 Conn "The Con Man" Harris 9 Points
7th #67 Ron "Pig Pen" Grace, Jr. 6 Points
8th #11 Kenny "The King" Pieper 5 Points
#14 Jay "Do or Die" Gruetzmacher
9th # 4 Calvin "The Calvinator" Harrington 4 Points
10th # 5 Don "Batman" Foster 3 Points
11th #39 Chad "I Don't Know My Address" Mann 2 Points
12th #27 Mike " I Need a Nickname" Rohr 0 Points

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