Todd and Trettel take Thursday night races in North Pole

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 09:51 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-After a couple of weeks of weather not cooperating the North Pole Speedway was able to get some racing in on Thursday night. Even then the clouds were threatening but nothing came down on to the track and drivers took advantage.

Every race is important now that there haven't been too many guaranteed Thursday races because of the recent weather. The legends did a trophy race, one heat and a main event race last night.

After Rod Harker won the first heat veteran driver Al Trettel in the 43 made his case winning the 15 lap main event in the legends class. Big win for him as he holds on to a 29 point lead over no.17 Austin Cote.

In the Bandos Class Destiny Todd in the no. 13 overcame a mishap that landed her and her car in a pool of water on the side of the track in the first heat two win the second heat and the main event. It's here second main event win of the summer.

Todd, a rising freshman at West Valley High school, who started out driving John Deere rider mowers and other vehicles, was a rookie last year but she is now leading the Bandos class by 71 points.

"I just learned a lot and I know like what my car can do now. Last year I didn't really know and this year I know my limits and I know what it can do," Todd said.

There was a seven car field in the Bandoleros class on Thursday and there are more new faces on the track.

"Last year there was a lot of like, people who've done it a lot of years and we only had a couple rookies. And this year there's a lot more rookies and I just think like racing for everyone is a lot of fun because it's like a big a family out here," Todd said.

Next week will be jam packed as the North Pole Speedway and Stanley Nissan will have their Salute to America on Military Appreciation night July 3. There will be double main event races.

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