Howdy Chuckwagon Friends
Not much to report of goings on today. As we are headed to home sweet home tomorrow, so we got busy packing and tidying up camp. We did get a surprise visitor that stopped by though. Our friend Bob Norton from Calgary came out with his grand-kids for a quick visit. It was very good to see him, and nothing has changed with Rick and his relationship……..they continue to tease and bug each other right from the get go.
Today I managed to get a few photos of Cody coming onto the track and also passing by on the back stretch. He had a decent run of 1:17.71 to place him 16th on the day. He was happier with how things went today.
So many people have told us that Cody sits up in the wagon box and drives like his great Uncle Dallas Dorchester. I dug out some photos and found these. Thought it was neat to compare. The year was 1982 in Wainwright when Dallas was driving.
Well we were crossing our fingers and toes that the stars would align for another Strathmore win, but things didn’t work out quite how we had hoped. Coming off the 1 barrel, Rick guided the team around the top and then to the bottom. Passing by the bottom barrel, the left wheeler leaned just slightly more than he should have, enough to feather the barrel and it floated to the ground. A 5 second penalty. Disappointment for us all on Team 23, but all said and done, we have some great races here in Strathmore.
A congrats goes out to the Gary Gorst Team on his first ever Strathmore win with outriders Casey Knight and Kale Lajeunesse.Our final recipients of our mini Chuckwagon giveaway were these cute kids. They were pretty happy to get it. We’re not quite sure if the little feller is going to share, as he’s got a pretty good hold on it.
Tomorrow we are off to the comfort of our own home for a few days as our next venue is in Dawson Creek, BC which starts on Wednesday, August 10 – 14th. Looking forward to the good o’l Country Fair.
From the Travelin Trailer
Sue, with Rick and Team 23
P.S. Usually your biggest trials come right before your biggest breakthroughs. Keep pushing on!