by Eric Arnold
Thank you to everyone who has given me feedback so far on this story. I hope you enjoy the third installment. Feel free to e-mail your comments to me at email@example.com or on Twitter @_EricArnold. I appreciate the Knoxville Raceway for giving me this platform to experiment a bit. If you want to read more, please let me know.
If you haven’t read Chapters 1 and 2, here is the direct links to those.
Chapter 1: http://blog.knoxvilleraceway.com/2013/11/25/knoxville-knights/
Chapter 2: http://blog.knoxvilleraceway.com/2013/12/20/knoxville-knights-chapter-2/
Chapter 3: 360 Nationals Qualifying
Car owner and mechanic Steve Bennett was ready for the 360 Nationals. The team had struggled in the beginning of the season, but had performed well in recent weeks. His black and white #42 with young driver Andy Zook in the seat had won three consecutive weeks in the Knoxville 410 class leading up to the 360 Nationals. It had been a couple of months since the team had raced with their 360 engine which had 19 nights of racing on it, but Steve thought the engine had enough left in it to make it a couple of more nights.
Thank you to everyone who has given me feedback on chapter one of this story. I hope you enjoy the second installment as well. Feel free to e-mail your comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I appreciate the Knoxville Raceway for giving me this platform to experiment a bit. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
by Eric Arnold
Chapter 2: Winning Streak
After winning two races in a row at Knoxville car owner Steve Bennett and driver Andy Zook were riding high. Since Bennett’s old friend Marion Graham came along with some sponsorship money, Steve had been able to get some new equipment. He was also taking advantage of the opportunity to tinker around with some things at Marion’s steel fabrication factory to make some specialized parts, specifically new shocks he designed. Steve’s sons Tony and Todd had picked up a new chassis the day before, and a new engine had arrived a few days prior to that.