Anza Racing Mowers compete in scorching heat

Anza Racing Mowers competitors from left, Sadie Sue Rozanski, Debby Eberly, Brian Blackmore, Ken Eberly, Wyatt Higgins, Lee Ashby, Don Wimpie, Big Tom and Christy Rozanski, Pat Haeckel, Tom Tom Rozanski, Pam Watson, Robert Love Jr., Don Watson and James Eberly. Courtesy photo
Anza Racing Mowers competitors from left, Sadie Sue Rozanski, Debby Eberly, Brian Blackmore, Ken Eberly, Wyatt Higgins, Lee Ashby, Don Wimpie, Big Tom and Christy Rozanski, Pat Haeckel, Tom Tom Rozanski, Pam Watson, Robert Love Jr., Don Watson and James Eberly. Courtesy photo

ANZA—The Anza Racing Mowers took to the track on Aug. 15 in spite of the 100 degree plus temperatures that made keeping the dust at bay a bit difficult for Don Watson.

The heat did not diminish the competitive spirit of the racers.

Lee Ashby leading Wyatt Higgins, Don Wimpie and Pam Watson in the Anza Racing Mowers race. Debbie Eberly photo
Lee Ashby leading Wyatt Higgins, Don Wimpie and Pam Watson in the Anza Racing Mowers race. Debbie Eberly photo

The first race of the mixed class had some mechanical difficulties for Sadie Sue Rozanski, Brian Blackmore and James Eberly so the only one left running was Debby Eberly. After some fast repairs while the other classes ran newcomer Blackmore did well coming in second behind Sadie Sue Rozanski in the mixed class finals. James Eberly had some mechanical difficulties but is determined to compete again at the next race. Debby Eberly finished third.

Pam Watson, Don Wimpie, Lee Ashby and Wyatt Higgins were competitive in their first race in the modified class with Higgins taking the checker flag. The final race was also competitive with a battle between Ashby and Higgins with Ashby taking the top spot in the final in the modified class.

n a cloud of dust TomTom Rozanski and Ken Eberly get tangled in turn two. Debbie Eberly photo
n a cloud of dust TomTom Rozanski and Ken Eberly get tangled in turn two. Debbie Eberly photo

The first race of the Super Modified Class found Tom Tom Rozanski and Ken Eberly tangled up in turn two on the first lap. Tom Tom Rozanski was unable to finish the race. Robert Love Jr. took the checker flag with Ken Eberly in second and Christy Rozanski in third. But the best race of the day pitted Love against Ken Eberly in a battle that saw the lead change several times before Ken Eberly finally took the lead for the win in the Super Modified Class. Tom Tom Rozanski came in third.

Ken Eberly and Robert Love Jr. battle with Tom Tom Rozanski in pursuit. Debbie Eberly photo
Ken Eberly and Robert Love Jr. battle with Tom Tom Rozanski in pursuit. Debbie Eberly photo

Unfortunately Don Watson and Big Tom Rozanski were waiting on parts for their mowers and were unable to compete.

Lots of fans showed up to watch the competition and cheer on their favorite drivers. The next race will be on Sept. 26 behind Diner 371. Drivers meet at 10 a.m. and races start at 11 a.m.

For more detailed information on this event as well as others, go to Anza Valley Outlook’s Upcoming Events Section.

Sliding through the turn is Wyatt Higgins and Don Wimpie. Debbie Eberly photo
Sliding through the turn is Wyatt Higgins and Don Wimpie. Debbie Eberly photo
Newcomer Brain Blackmore. Debbie Eberly photo
Newcomer Brain Blackmore. Debbie Eberly photo

 

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