TJ Hartman Racing News May 12, 2008



TJ Hartman Racing News May 12th, 2008
May 12th, 2008
Author: Ted Hartman


A disappointed TJ asked his dad: "Why does it have to rain?" Because it's May in Western Washington son. This weekends scheduled race at Grays Harbor Raceway was a rainout before some of the cars had even unloaded from their trailers.

TJ had been busy this past week repairing the damage from the previous race, and studying some videos of his last two races - looking at the areas he needs to improve. He describes what he saw: "I definitely have to work on improving my line into the corners. I need to make them just one turn, instead of several, and I need to keep off the inner berm!" The good news is TJ never touched the berm this week. The bad news is he never got a chance to try his new approach, and will have to wait another week to continue developing his skills behind the wheel of the Wesmar powered Maxim sprintcar.

The youngster continues: "I had one of my sponsors coming down to watch for the first time this week, so I was pretty disappointed we didn't get a chance to run because of the rain." Aside from cleaning the muddy floor of the trailer, this weeks routine maintenance will get a break. TJ adds with a grin: "At least this will give us a chance to catch up on some other things like polishing the car, and I'm sure my parents will have some extra chores for me to do this week!"

Racing resumes May 17th at the Grays Harbor Raceway for TJ Hartman Racing in the Lacey Auto Licensing, A1A BuyNSell, Beach Hut Vacations, Beckler's Mobile Welding, Advanced Powder Coating sprintcar. The early forecast is for great weather and a reminder for everyone to come out and show your enthusiasm for the team by supporting those who support us.

Next stop - Grays Harbor Raceway - May 17th!