A great deal of credit is due Jared Mees for the condition of the track; it's the best I think I've ever seen at Lima. The prep crew was out there after every race. Every one of them. They put down water, raked the dirt from the outside lines down to the inside line and then followed that with more water and a final sweep. The same routine every time the equipment was exactly suited to what they needed--and all the pickup truck drivers who were pulling the equipment knew what was expected. It was a professional a job as I've seen. And, all the extra time paid off with a track for the final race that was in very good shape.
I hope other tracks pick up on how it was done at Lima. Don't ever let the track get ahead of you; once that happens, you cannot recover and it will all go downhill.
The winner was mostly expected, but there were a number of battles all the way back that were worth watching. Those racers are brave. A few ran out of tear-offs, and when that happened, their race was mostly over.
Watching from outside turn one, you learn to put your head down when Baker comes by. Even so, I ended up with a fair amount of gravel down my shirt.
No Ducati at Lima, but expect a healthy Stevie Bonsey to be at Springfield.