In the heat races, I had good starts and was able to jump in the lead and win the first 2 races. In race 1, Joe and Stuart running 2nd and 3rd had some contact which sent Joe into a spin, but luckily everybody and their karts we unscathed. In Race 3, I got the lead at the start, but Joe got under me in Turn 2 on Lap 4. He slid up the track right after the pass and we both almost went off, but we kept going and had a good scrap for a few corners before I had a big slide trying to avoid contact and lost all of my momentum. Joe got the jump at the start of Race 4 and stayed their for the victory.
After the we packed up the shifter karts, we had a fun lap-time battle in the pitbike and learned that I need to pick up the pace on 70cc race bikes! All in all, it was a fun day and we got out of Midland before the heat got unbearable. See below for some GoPro video action from the shifter kart races: