J. Lacey, member of Bracket Masters Racing Team, passed away shortly after noon on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Our Lady Of The Lake Hospital. His family was in attendance.
Visiting will be at Hall Davis & Son Funeral Home, 9348 Scenic Highway, Friday evening, 3 – 7 pm, March 24, 2017.
The Funeral will be at Ebenezer B. C., 1915 Fairchild St., Baton Rouge, LA, 70807, at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Internment at Southern Memorial Gardens
Car Update – Driving lights
Driving lights have been installed below the grill area on the Camaro. They are two small, 6 LED lights that should help me see the grove on the track at night and help me get back down the return road at night..
The lights are very small, measuring about 3.5″ W x 2.75″ H. They may weigh just over a pound total. I had to run the wiring and add a switch to the inside on the left side of the dash. I did one of my special wiring jobs and I have them so either one can be disconnected.
New Weather Station
Tired of “breaking out” and “not running our number”, I finally purchased another weather station. The old one, a TAG Weather Station, was real simple and predicted great, if you put in only “good runs”. My TAG was broken more than it was in good working order and I had to send it back to the factory several times. I just gave up the last time it failed, about 5 years ago, and we have been “weather guessing” every since.
Now I have purchased a new weather station. I will not mention the brand name yet because this is the second one I have purchased in the past two weeks. Different brands. I sent the first one back because it was not very user friendly. This new one is more like my old TAG unit, but it has many, many, more functions and programs. . I am about half way through the owners manual, after a 2 hour Dr. office wait today.
Many racers are upgrading to the stationary weather station that is used in the trailer and communicates via pager or cell phone with the crew in the staging lanes. This is the top of the line in prediction equipment.
After I go to the track and get some “good runs” (4-5 runs) entered, I will let you know how the prediction program works.
Shout out to “Anthony” in Texas!
New Tires – Front
I purchased a new set of M/T Front Runners for the car. Better safe than sorry.
The plan is to let the granddaughter, Barbara, learn to drive the car this season (Outlaw will be busy with his truck). We will slow it down to around low eleven’s or high ten’s for her to get use to it and then let her get her Competition Drivers License.
Oh by the way, I cannot wait to line up with Outlaw (in the finals) so we can take home the money!