Good result this past weekend in my final National SCCA event before Solo Nationals in September. After a very late arrival Friday night, I ran first heat on Saturday and wrapped the weekend with a win on Sunday. Ali and I took a short vacation after the race and went hiking in the Garden of the Gods and then I drove up the famed Pikes Peak highway. With the hill climb coming in two weeks, it was very cool (/terrifying...) to drive to the 14K foot summit. More photos from the event to follow.
We are headed to CO this afternoon for my first Colorado Championship Tour in the FR-S. Slight setup change (different front bar) from Mineral Wells to try something new, but the main purpose is to have some fun and practice for Solo Nats. As usual, C-Street is one of the biggest classes. Here is the entry list for this weekend:
CS Runs first heat and the format will be same as Solo Nationals - 3 runs Saturday and 3 runs on Sunday.
It was a hot one this past weekend in Mineral Wells for the ProSolo, but the entry count was up over 200 and the courses were fun compared to the normal too-tight-too-slow ProSolo courses. I was able to pick up my second win of the season which gives me maximum points going into September's ProSolo Finale in Lincoln. I led after each Heat but couldn't find any time more time on Sunday morning in Heat 3. I sweated it out while my competitors time started to drop, but I was able to hang on for the 0.37s victory.
See below for photos and onboard video:
Thanks to the Rutherfords and their large cameras for the great photos from Saturday!
Hot Day - spraying the tires during the driver change
Next up, Ali, the dog and I are off to the Colorado Championship Tour the following weekend. I'm looking forward to my first event at PPIR and the chance to practice the "Solo Nats" format one more time before the big show in September.
Thanks to Ali, my family and my partners for the support this weekend:
I'm a bit behind and I need to get ready for the Colorado Tour this weekend so I'll cut to the chase...
I finished P3 in the ProSolo behind both Chris's in the MX-5. I red-lit a faster run in Heat 3 but it would would have still left me hundredths behind Harvey and with a good gap to Fenter. I left a lot of time at the lights and with my 60/200ft times. That little MX-5 is killing me off the line - I'll need to improve here before the Finale.
I finished P2 in the Champ Tour in a large 21 car field. We had wet weather on Day 1 and Fenter stretched out a 0.8s lead going into Day 2. On Day 2, I made some damping changes and the car felt the best it had all weekend in Lincoln. I was able to match the MX-5 on Day 2 but had no chance over overcoming the Day 1 gap.
I like Colorado so it's hard to pass up a National SCCA event at PPIR if I have room in the schedule. Ali and I will be heading to Fountain, CO the weekend after the Mineral Wells ProSolo making it three out of four weekend running the C-Street FR-S. We have 10 entries in the class so far and we are looking forward for our trip to mountains.