(Smokey) The afternoon sun is starting to heat up the day and the action is starting to heat up on the track!
(Tommy) Earl Essex in the Grand Sport Racing Cobra puts it in gear, belches out more flame and manages to shake off the Rocket City Cobra for the time being, but something tells me Earl hasn’t seen the last of Jake the Snake.
(Aurora) Earl’s got other things to worry about. I think he might be hearing some pistons slapping behind him as Clutch McCoy is on the move in the Texas Pete Ghia! I’m sure Earl is feeling the heat!
(Tommy) Jake is feeling a hassle of his own from the Strummer Racing red Ford Mk lV. Fans are calling it the “Red Fish” because of the way it whips around the curves.
(Aurora) And Bam, just like that! Out of nowhere, Will Speed for Team Powell in another strong running Ford finds a hole and surges past Skabby in the Mako, Asconi in the Ferrari and Bubba in the purple Camaro!
(Smokey) The Junkabilly Racing Corvair seems to be slowing a little. I wonder if the heat is having an effect on that air cooled engine.
(Aurora) Spud Boy is starting to come alive as he gains more confidence in the fine tuned Ferrari for Nonesuch Racing!
(Tommy) Noah Vale and Otto Glide of Pappy and the Kid Racing continue to work together and box out Bud Henry in the GTO.
(Aurora) There seems to be some trouble with the Outlaw Hippie Racing Beetle… Is that smoke coming out of the cockpit?
(Smokey) Sure enough. Someone lit a fire under Lance Ross III in that first part of the race, but now there might be literally a fire inside the VW.
(Tommy) Palliden Spencer in the J.L.M. Mustang and Harry Gumala in the Normal Racing Toyota try to get by as race officials wave the yellow flag.
We’ll take a short break while this gets sorted out. In the mean time, here’s how this leg of the race shook out.
|2018 Dragon’s Tail Road Rally
Standings after Heat 2 of 5
Start of Race
1965 Shelby Cobra white w/blk
|Grand Sport Racing
owner Greg Carpenter
1964 Karmann Ghia white w/ yellow
|Piston Slap Racing
owner Tom Hobgood
1966 Cobra 427 Blue w/ white
|Rocket City Racing
owner Dave Parker
Ford MklV red w/white
owner Harlan Welch-Scarboro
1966 Ford GT light blue w/orange
owner Bill Powell
1969 Chevy Camaro Purple
owner William Milholen
Maroon ’64 Ferrari 330 P4 red
owner Tom Bowman
1965 Chevy proto Mako Shark
owner Mark Boesen
|9||Carl Scarborough, Jr
1963 Corvair beige w/ blue
owner Scott Scarboro
1962 Ferrari GTO 250 yellow w/orange
owner Dan Cocke
White/green w/ flames
|Pappy and the Kid Racing Team A owner Jeff King||13||14||27||13|
1953 Mercedes 300s
Gray w/ white stripe
|Pappy and the Kid Racing Team B owner Eric Shuck||13||14||27||14|
|Next Century Technologies
owner Joel Hardin
|14||Lance Ross III
1964 VW Beetle
Yellow w/ flowers
|Outlaw Hippy Racing
owner Sal Matthews
1966 Ford Mustang GT 347 blue w/ white
owner Yobear Jones
1966 Toyota 2000 GT maroon w/ blk
owner Brian Bueschel