First-time ERCU participants Haeley Long and Kyson Lor - both grandchildren of current club members - made quite the impression on August 13 at the Governor's Cup in Marysville.
Lor, grandson of Craig Bradshaw, took his driving test on Saturday morning before the drivers meeting and handled it with ease. He then made the most of his race day, capping it with a second place finish in the first consolation, driving his 1961 Miss Madison. After a scratch by the connie winner, Lor had his first-ever entry into a final heat and finished third from the trailer position. Lor finished the day with 994 points on his Miss Madison, and collected two third place finishes in 1/10 scale modern with the 2019 Delta RealTrac.
Long, granddaughter of David Heilbrunn, made her debut as an experienced member visiting from another club. She didn't need to take the driving test and started as a trailer in each class for two heats before taking to front-line starts the rest of the day. She drove in 1/10 scale modern (1997 Close Call), and in 1/7 scale vintage (1964 Miss U.S. 5). While she had frustrations in the modern class, Long was able to win a heat and collect 569 points in the 1/7 scale vintage class.
Safe to say that both drivers had fun, and made strong impressions on the rest of the club. We're excited to see more of both Haeley and Kyson at future races.