The second session report I had written. As before, I just thought people would enjoy these and I'm a bit bored, so I'm posting them here.
Dave Nichols -Sparky Postlewaite
Random Todd -Andy Randy
Curt Collins -Michael Hock
Steve Caldwell-Otto Mattic
Nick Williams -Lazerus
Nick 1 Returns After Miraculous Resurrection
Now he is called Lazarus. Lazarus has been to hell and back. Literally. After dying a horrible fiery death at Detroit, nobody expected to see him race again. One month after he was declared DOA however, he's back behind the wheel. What is death like? "It sucks" said the newly revived driver. Apparently death isn't that painful, but coming back to life is a different story. "(Resurrection) probably wouldn't hurt so much if it weren't for the embalming process." Fans look forward to seeing him race again at Nederland.
Hugh Jass wins a wet one from the rear at Nederland
From the start of the race, it was clear that the points were going to change drastically. Nick Schurch was pulled from the race when he was found to have a blood alcohol level of .2. He had been acting strange and was toted away screaming 'bollocks!' from the car when he was seen adding beer to the gas tank in an attempt to 'give the car a buzz'. Michael Hock, the current points leader, stalled from the 7th starting position and watched the field quickly leave him behind. Andy Randy took the early lead but after only a couple turns Octavian took over the top spot. About halfway through the first lap it started to rain. Cars were sliding through corners and drivers did all they could not to crash into each other. Sparky Postlewaite briefly took the lead before being overrun once again by Octavian who looking in his mirrors, was glad he wasn't in the mess of cars behind him. One owner called it a 'cluster *uck'. Sparky was overheard yelling at his pit crew "this is madness!". Randy and Octavian took off with Rick Meyers and Hugh Jass in tow. Meyers then blew an engine coming out of the last turn and ended his chance at a win. Of the top three, Jass grabbed the lead going over the stripe and separated himself from the competition. Hock had a close call, almost ramming into Meyers slowed car into the last turn after finally catching up to a few cars. The top three elected not to pit, as well as Hock who inherited fourth place by doing the same. The pole sitter, Otto Mattic pitted along with Sparky and Lazarus. Jass had taken off at this point and was not to be caught, but Octavian managed to pick off a failing Randy and had no challenge for second. Andy Randy eventually fell to fifth to some of the drivers that took wet tires, while Hock destroyed his suspension trying to avoid some oil on the track leaving him to come home 7th. Lazarus was noticeably still experiencing some disorientation after resurrection and was the last finishing car still running at the end of the race. The pole sitters curse continued as a long pit stop sent him back to 4th. After the race, Hugh Jass said that he "owe(s) it all to a complete disregard for self preservation". Judging by his smoking car sitting in victory lane, you have to agree with him.