Hellbender Chainsaw Massacre

Hellbender 

May really has been interesting….On the racing front, Robo and Mark Shea continue to tear it up. Driving around the country like Thelma and Louise in Robo’s cruiser. So far, it’s been good for them–both posted top 10 finishes overall at Joe Martin! Wow! Still, I worry about Robo, Mark is likely to corrupt him.

I met up with the dynamic duo in Newburg for Hellbender. I like Hellbenders. They were once rumored to be found in a creek in Northeast Oklahoma when I was a kid. No doubt they are no longer there. It’s a fragile species. Much like me in the hills. Geez. Mark had a great race finishing second to the indominable Evan Wykes in the 50s. Steve Hall put in the money for 6th, and Robo took 5th in the 40s. I was somewhere. I think.

Dave Neis had a great race in the 4’s, taking 2nd. He was pretty upset at the finish, and thought he should have had third. A gaggle of goons conspired to get a DQ on a guy who pasted the field for over 30 miles. I can understand the issue of gaining advantage by crossing the yellow, and I know that Buddy or any official has to abide strictly by the letter of the law. But, when a guy ditches the field for 30 miles on a course like Hellbender, his little foray over the yellow isn’t the reason why. It’s not like the guy jumped at 2k in the wake of a passing truck. I’ve never seen Dave so pissed. The guys who conspired to DQ the winner also failed to take pulls or even bother to chase. Ah, well.

Chief Reimbold, Molteni, and Farmer Bob are training for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre National Championships in Crawford Texas. Inspired by the recent  inland hurricane which laid waste to So. Ill, they’ve taken up competitive tree removal and decorative sawing. Rumor has it that Chief can now carve an indigenous person from a stump of pine in under 20 minutes.

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