2012 Jack Frost 150
The Jack Frost 150 enduro race at Mercer Raceway in Mercer, PA, is a lot of fun as long as the weather is good. In 2010, it was literally 0 degrees that day. Ouch. But this year it was a thoroughly tolerable 40-some and sunny most of the day.
They’d had a lot of snow recently which melted and made the track really muddy. They used tractors to try and flatten and dry it out, but they could only do so much. Mud went flying every time the cars hit a wet spot. Some spectators were luckier than others.
The race started out with 53 cars. My newphew, Brian Rydbom, got off to a strong start. Most of the cars are pretty beaten up to begin with, so by lap 70 there were only 19 cars left in the race. Flat tires and sheet metal littered the track, clouds of smoke and the occasional fire emitted as the cars limped off the track.
Nineteen cars remained by lap 90, and only 10 crossed the finish line. My nephew placed 3rd. Another great day at the races!