I competed in my first SCCA ProSolo event on April 13th and 14th in Mineral Wells, TX. I had a blast, learned a lot, and kept myself in the hunt for the ESP National ProSolo championship. During Heat 1, I had the advantage of being the 2nd driver in our ESP Camaro and I think starting with hot tires and running my runs very quickly back to back really made a difference. I finished 3rd in Bump Class and 1st in ESP after Heat 1 and was looking to hold on for the remaining two heats. The Mineral Wells surface is not known for picking up grip or rubbering in during the weekend, so I struggled to pick up pace during Heats 2 and 3. With Heat 1 being my first ProSolo and not being able to participate in the practice starts, my starts were slow and I was giving up 0.3s per side just with reaction time....obviously this did help my cause. I ended up improving by 0.003 seconds on the left course during Heat 3. This did not affect my standing and I finished 5th in Bump Class and 2nd in ESP for the National points tally.
My next event will be the ProSolo and Championship Tour for the Spring Nationals over Memorial Day in Lincoln, NE. I have a few updates planned for the Spring Nats and will be posting up my progress over the next few weeks.
Results here: http://www.scca.com/events/results.cfm?eid=5464
Here are a few more photos from the event:
|I needed this light on Day 1....or better|
|Coming to the finish on the right course|
|My Dad cutting a good light....I could learn something!|
|Smoky burnout by Dr. Strelnieks|
PHOTO CREDIT: ALI OGBURN - Thanks!