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Well our goal this year was to finish races and place in the top 10 in points, although I was really gunning for 5th, I guess we can call it mission accomplished.

I still somehow feel we left a lot on the table, I blinked and the season was over. 

This was a year that was earned, starting 6th on back in the heats was quite an effort this year to get into the feature, it wasn't something that was automatic and a couple times...nail bitting. 

Many times in the feature I would be starting 20 something and finish up 10th or 11th.erikrace

As far as finishing races, up until the last two races I had finished every lap of every race. The past two races had me miss 8 laps due to a black flag and an over aggressive driver who tore apart my rear suspension, I still drove both times back to the pits. 

Not one time on the hook this year, that is what needs to happen, finish the race bring the car back make it better and not rush around fixing things, and this year we were able to do just that.

I went down a few different path this year that didn't work out and I ended up back where I was a year ago, I hate to say this Ive done this before. 

I now KNOW that I have finally learned that I know what I'm doing and I know what the car and I need to be competitive. Sometimes you go searching for things that are just not there. 

I'm having a hard time calling this season a success because I don't feel like it really was one. Yet, as I mentioned during the course of this year I have passed more cars (earned passes) this year than my entire past 7 years of racing. We have also taken great care of our equipment and our engine program did not miss a beat, but did take a decent amount of attention, attention that kept it all together. 

I suppose these are the successes, in past season we have missed weeks with getting engines fixed or going to a back up chassis. The past two years I have missed at least 5 races per season, this season 8 laps. 

I know we needed to first be able to finish a season like this to have a shot at one day winning a championship. That goal is at the end of the tunnel for sure, at least this current tunnel I'm looking down. 

I'm sure someone would say championship, ha good luck with that but I say why not me. I feel were not to far out, I just need to stay on the right path and continue in that direction and have focus. 

This off season we will be building a new car, mainly a new chassis and I'm still debating on what I will do with this years car, either keep it as a backup or part it out.

As of now I'm going to do two more races, this Friday night at Grandview and Bridgeport in a few weeks for the Friends of Mike race. 

I would like to thank my Dad for everything he does to keep me going, without him I would never be this far along and may have packed it up a few times already. 

Also my crew at the track and at the shop who without I would never get to the track or be able to pull off a season like this with being at every single race and almost every single lap. 

And last and surely not least I would thank the fans. You hear that so often but what does that really mean:

It means I thank people like Whippy for simply existing 
I thank the people that have come up to me in the pits and asked questions, or simply came to check out the car
I thank the photographers that take pictures and videos of me and my car to which there never can be enough of
I thank the people who write about my team and help tell the story 
I thank people that come to my facebook page and like something
I thank the people that write to me on facebook, twitter, or youtube 
I thank the guy who takes time out his day to help me 
I thank the fellow racer who lends me a tool or part, helps change a tire, or just helps me out
I thank anyone who simply takes an interest because at times with this sport you feel in your own world and sometimes a simple gestures goes a long way.

And now...I thank my beautiful wife Andrea who simply puts up with this Sh!T...ha ha! and lets not kid anyone she surely helps me along the way here in so many ways.

Results: Season Opener April 5th 2014 Heat 7th Feature 15th

Well considering I pretty much conceded that I would miss opening day, the fact that we were there was good enough for me. 

When we got to the track we were still finishing up the car, down to the last couple of buttons and jam nuts. 

I knew I wasn't to dialed in but wanted to shake the car down and very happy that we did make it to the track because we found an issue with the carburetor. We tried to sort that out before the feature and did get it better but it still wasn't right.

Also add to the fact the big ditch in turn 3 I had no plans of going hard and was pretty much ready to take a few laps and pull off, but as usual nothing goes at planned. Before I made it to the start line when the green dropped I was into a spinning car and jacked up from behind. Not quite what I had in mind for opening day.

No real damage to the car but the body was a little torn up so with the body christened I figured no time like the present and finished up the race. 

All off season I tried to do everything possible to be ready well in advance but that was not in the cards this year and we were pretty much behind the 8 ball till today. I would look at this race pretty much like a practice session and looking forward to the next few weeks and see how well we can get our car dialed in. So far the little bit I felt with things, It should be a great season.

Results April 12th 2014 Grandview Speedway – Heat 2nd Feature 9th

A new year, a few new things, and a new hope and into the first heat race of the night we went. I started in the 4th spot and quickly jumped into third on the first lap adjusting to the new feel of things. After clicking off a few more laps I took over the 2nd place position and by the end was challenging for the lead only to fall a car length short. 

After the heat race I felt pretty good as if things had all come together finally.

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My heat performance would set me 4th in the feature line up and I had my hands full with a tight car to start off and fell back to the 6th position by the time the first caution came out. 

On the first restart the car in front of me had an issue and stalled out right in front of me and we tangled up a bit as the entire field when by us. I assumed the yellow would come out as we both tapped the wall but that never happened and back to the throttle I went. 

I had some serious ground to make up to catch the tail end of the field but nonetheless I was back in it. 

I had made some adjustments prior to the restart and they worked because within a few laps I was making my way through the field, a bit of a new situation for me as usually I am trying to hang on to a top spot.

Things were just working finally, each lap I kept gaining a position or two and ended up the night in 9th place. You would think we won a race in the pits afterwards because it felt pretty dam good to come back like that. 

I know we have something this year; we only touched the surface of what we can accomplish. For now, like always, its one small step at a time.

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