Labor Day Hooliganism and TT's Tumble |
Saturday's day at the races started just like the last. Fired up the Weber, caught up with familiar faces, and shared some smiles in the late summer sun. Even with all the festivities going on at the fairgrounds, people still filled out the stands in support of the event we look forward to every couple of months.
Heat races were heat races, and as we continued to work out the kinks on the bikes we rode in the ocean (check out our latest video on the homepage for that shenanigan)...we made it out unscathed and fast.
The vintage 500cc class was fast fast fast!
As the main events came up we knew we were in for it. The temps had cooled, and the track wasn't drying out quick enough. A few quads took to flips and then it was our turn. Lap 1, turn 2, all hell broke loose. Adam, our pal from BA-Moto Long Beach, caught a slide, and our own Hooligan Tommy T caught one of his own. As bikes collided and went down, Tommy was run over. He jumped into the hay bails and the red flags came out. After the track was cleared, it was time for a restart.
Curtis took his first podium finish!
Jackson all smiles as he was able to hold off Joe Pape this time around!
Nothing says community better than strangers coming up and checking up on your fellow racer. As we checked on our friend, groups of fellow hooligans and spectators came over to check on him. Always in good spirits, Tommy is ready to heal up and get back on the track for November.
Take a minute and send Tommy a little love via the Iron & Resin Facebook Page. A few broken bones (elbow, 2 ribs and a chipped vertebrae!) won't keep him out for too long! And don't forget, Hooligan season culminates Nov 3!