We had been away from racing for 8 weeks, so to say that we were readdyyy, was an understatement! Over those 8 weeks, we worked on a lot of things. One big one was getting Brooke to run in the pack. We were so excited when we saw it “click” one night at practice! We also needed to work with Flight who suffered a bad crash in Charlottetown, much to our delight, it did not stick with her and she looked great. New line-ups were practiced, box turns were tuned, passing was tightened, all with the anticipation of our home tournament coming up.
Overall the tournament was a huge success. Our hard work over the last 8 weeks had been worth it. On Saturday, we had a lot of successes: Aviators went undefeated and took 1st in Division One, Flight was flawless and ran a new personal best of 3.852 seconds, Maya (Dave) ran full time for the first time in her flyball career and earned her FDCh-S title, and Jolie (Stef) earned her FGDCH (30,000) title! Before this tournament it was discussed that if Brooke did well in the pack on Saturday that she would be moved to Aviators on Sunday. There was a team discussion on Saturday after racing and everyone agreed that she did indeed prove herself, so the switch would be made for Sunday.
On Sunday the anticipation was there. We knew what the line-up of Spray, Callie, Brooke and Feist could run, we
had practiced it and we had seen the number flash up at our facility enough times to know it was possible. And
no one can say that we didn’t give it our best shot. We knew that if it was going to happen, it would be within the first two races. First race, first heat: Feist was just early, otherwise, we had it. First race, second heat, early start
and we were cautious on the 2nd run, 0.15 start, 16.10 end time…last heat, 8 feet of passing 16.08 end time.
Second race we were racing each other. It was either an early here or there or bad passing here or there. What is
meant to be…will be and clearly it was not meant to be. So after that race we knew that goal would not be reached and we were totally cool with that. So now what? Well, let’s try and take 1st and 2nd in Division One! I am happy to say, we did just that. Aviators went on to take 1st and Pilot Project took 2nd. Red Eye ended the day with a 2nd place finish in a very competitive Open division. Aerodynamic was last on both Saturday and Sunday, but boy did they rack up the points! 996 points over the course of the weekend :)
Dieppe is now less than a week away. We have had our last practice before the tournament…so now we wait, 5 more sleeps…16.08…16.08…16.08…
Until Next Time!