The 8th place finish was a disappointment. A couple of things contributed to that. One, we were the fastest car in the class running with 5 tires. We forgot to remove the 40 pound Kumho rain tire from the front of the car. As you know, the race is won and lost in small increments of time.
Also, I now think the Toyota MR-2 Spyder just can't outrun the 99 Sport Miata. I was the fastest Spyder on the last day, and that was still a ways back from the fastest Miatas.
Lastly, I could have driven better.
On to next year..... no more C-Stock I think. No more Spyder. Now it's the Elise and F125 shifter karts.
Well, I was the tire warmer for a now 3-time National Champion, so 2nd was pretty much the best I could hope for
Oh, and something is wrong with the turbo. It's making boost very late. Steve guesses we're getting at most 300hp to the rear wheels - about 1/2 what the fastest BP Corvettes have...
Seriously, I did only okay, not very good and way lower than I expected (top 3 finish). CS is a tough class. Look at how Jason Uyeda did (19th).
I wasn't happy with my Thursday performance, I threw away my last run which left me nearly 7/10ths back from Herrick after the first day. Fortunately, I did okay Friday, beating him by almost 2 seconds to clinch 2nd place.
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Unlike on another site, this thread will not cover politics.
One of my favorite writers is Rob Siegel of "Roundel". I sent his online columns to Atwell.
Rob now also writes for "Hagerty Classic Cars" magazine. AND...
I'm investigating buying an Elise in a different state. I've never done this before. I'm not financing the vehicle. How do sellers typically prefer payment? I don't bank with a bank that has a branch in the likely selling location.
I suppose I could get a cashiers check, but since I won't know...
Ok gents, why wouldn't this work on our cars?
QuickJack - Ranger BL-5000 Quick Jack - Motorsports Race Jack Stands - Race Car Pit Lift - Portable Car Lift - Garage Lift - Ranger
While I'm not sure you could take the under panels off while it's up on these I'm thinking these would be perfect...
Mercedes-Benz relaunches smart cars as electric brand with Geely - Electrek
Also, wondering whether the 3.0L AMG turbo V6 might be an option for future Lotus cars. Currently rated at 429 HP and 384 lb. ft.
This kind of thing comes up too frequently, given how easy it is to solve.
People don't know if they got a) what they wanted b) their money's worth with engine mods such as headers, intakes, etc.
If you buy from our excellent suppliers, you might still want to ensure things went your way...