by Brian and Joanne Matsumoto

Ballistic Racers Flyball Team had a banner weekend at Irvine this year. January 15th and 16th were much warmer than usual and turned out to be a stellar weekend for our team. We took a first place in our division with our team “Bullet Dogs” on Sunday. It was so exciting to take home first place knowing that all our hard work has been paying off. Our dogs Zippy, Molly, Blast, Cody, Meika, and Herbie had some of the best turns that our team has ever displayed. Zippy and Robin both had their best times ever at this tournament! Zippy broke into the 3’s with a 3.9 second run and Robin had a 4.7 second run on Saturday for his best time ever. Congratulations to Bullet Dogs on their First Place Win!

Even though first place is great, the most exciting racing of the day was with our team “Cyclones”. It was Domino and Slash’s first time racing. Domino’s best time of the day was a 5.3 second run and Slash also had an excellent time with a 5.6 second run. The highlight of the weekend racing was Cyclone’s win by 5 hundredths of a second. Amber and Geneva figured out that if they switched spots we could shorten the passes and win more races. Their hunch paid off  superbly, and  we tied for third place. In the tiebreaker we lost, but we know we did extremely well for having two new dogs on the team. Congratulations to Dennis, Pooky, Kirin, Slash, Indie, and Domino on their great performance.

Ever since the Winter Games we have been reminiscing about our racing that weekend. We also made a great discovery at the tournament and found a “light tree” for sale. We recently purchased a set and now have our own start lights to use at practice. As usual we had great food, great fun with our dogs, and got really tired! Now we are rested up and ready for another round of racing at Ramona in March, so we can…

GO BALLISTIC!


BallisticRacers_Jan2011-1802

BallisticRacers_Jan2011-1436

BallisticRacers_Jan2011-1638

Click Here For Slideshow

Advertisements

Our Ballistic Racers Flyball Team is celebrating its second anniversary. In the Flyball world, this is a very short time. For our team however, there have been monumental accomplishments made! In the fall of 2007 we started our team with only four (more…)

On June 13th and 14th 2009, Ballistic Racers competed in the NAFA FLYBY 2009 Tournament, held in Bonita, California at Sweetwater Summit Park. It was a fun and successful tournament. On Saturday our Bullet Dogs team finished in first place. On Sunday, we tied for first with two other teams! Our fastest time of the day was used as the tie breaker, putting us in second place. Our team of new dogs, Rocket Racers, did very well too. Many of the dogs had never run on a team and had great first time successes. As always, our dogs had fun, we had fun, and we ate some great food at our barbecue!

(more…)

Hello fellow team members and guest readers! We’d like to welcome all of you to the official newsletter and blog of the Ballistic Racers Flyball Team. Here is where you will find everything you need keep up to date in the flyball world. We will be bringing you lots of exciting photos of our team dogs in action, great shots of our fun-loving members, home practice tips, professional articles from experts in the field of dog sports and dog health, and much more! Subscribe to The Ballistic Times via our RSS feed and get instant e-mail notification whenever something new is posted in The Ballistic Times. Love the photos? Want to share your enthusiasm? We encourage you to let us know you visited us at The Ballistic Times and leave a comment! We look forward to hearing from you.

Below is a video from the NAFA Sweetwater Tournament. Photos to follow soon!!

Go Team, Go!!


Noted border collie flyball athlete Contact Point’s Rip Tide Zip (AKA “Zippy”) relaxes after exercising in the pool.

Beardie Demo 540