March Cal Speedway writeup is OUT!
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The California AI and CMC racers bring their Ponycars to the high banks of California Speedway, kicking off Round 1 of the SoCal AI/AIX/CMC/CMC2 2010 season!

SoCal's 2010 CMC/AI season got off to a rapid start on March 13, with a very cool and windy morning at California Speedway in Fontana. The racers showed their true colors as everyone, from fellow racers to the owner of NASA SoCal, pitched in to help out Team Life's Good racing after much of their gear was stolen from their truck at their hotel Thursday night!
Additionally, AI/AIX racers welcomed Elliott Fisher to the warm, sunny, Southern California weather. Fisher, normally in the Ohio area, made the long trek to Cal Speedway to show what his capabilities are on the West Coast.

Elliott Fisher's AIX Mustang. Image by Caitlin Steel.

SATURDAY QUALIFYING - With 37 cars on the track, Life's Good's Dave Brown (looking a bit like a yard sale in all that mismatched gear!) set a CMC2 record qualifying lap of 1:54:394 with Steel hot on his heals just 4/10ths behind. Tisinger took pole for CMC running at 2:01:093 and Wheeler qualified first for AI getting in a 1:50:899, with Murray running AIX right behind at 1:51:435.

The Klamecki Brother's #7 (CMC2), and Ross Murray's #74 (AI) cars. Image by Caitlin Steel.
SATURDAY RACE #1 - With dark clouds overhead the racers got off to a clean 1:55PM flying start. The AIX/AI cars had plenty of traffic to contend with starting out in front with the GT, SU, ST cars and Brown lead the CMC2/CMC/FFR start on the third flag. Norris's AI car broke late in the AI battle, putting him off track. Brown and Steel were having a good fight when at about 9 minutes in Brown locked up going into 3, spun and had to wait out on the side for traffic to clear giving Steel a good lead. Fischer won AIX in his #12 Mustang, followed by Murray and the AI winner was Wheeler. Steel won CMC2, making it four wins in a row already this season, followed by Brown and Rookie R. Klamecki on podium 2 out of 2 race weekends! Tisinger took first in CMC, making for 12 wins in a row - obviously a racer to contend with this season! Everyone tech'd out just fine and went back to the paddocks excited to get on to Sunday!

With a snowy backdrop, Derek Tisinger's #57 CMC Camaro comes to impound. Image by Caitlin Steel.
Note: it was good to see Karl Chicca back driving his CMC2 car, even if it was in the PTB class.
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