Dream Chaser Racin’ Janette, Freddie Robbins, and the entire Ray Price Race Team worked fast and furious trying to locate the gremlin in her bike and get in a qualifying run in on Saturday but was unsuccessful.
"It's amazing how everyone is family at the race track and pitched in to help, hoping I would get into the race!" said Janette "I appreciated all the support." They didn't stop on Sunday either, hoping that I could run in the outlaw class (meant for non-qualifiers and 1st round losers) and be ready for Norwalk.
"It was frustrating not to be able to identify the issue" said Thornley, "I know this happens in racing but I feltlike I was really getting into a groove. I'm not discouraged though, I'm ready for Norwalk and anxious to get back into the game now that the Ray Price team took the bike back to the shop and found a couple problems including a bent valve that contributed to the mechanical failure.
Janette Thornley is owner and operator of a nitro burning, carbureted, 121 cid Pro Dragster and Dream Chaser Racin’.
Thank you to my sponsors: Autolite Sparkplugs and Lowry Callahan of Quality Refrigeration Company. Special thanks to Ray and Jean Price; Freddie Robbins for his time, patience and dedication; to Bill Hendren for your time; and to the Ray Price Race
Team – Tommy Grimes, Justin Heinle, Jeremy Hoy, Mark Morgan and Ray Price for all you do; and Dalton Matthews. Sponsors always welcome!
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