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Willow Springs Rational Race Report Feb 2013


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Joe (dad) Jordan

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WIllow Springs is nicknamed the fastest road in the west, it is a high momentum track that you get no lower than third gear.  The Spec Miata field had 14 cars.  Rob Burgoon who had not raced this year came out to play and put his winter rebuild on the pole almost a full second clear of the field.  2nd was Grant Westmoreland, followed by Elliott Skeer, Clement Lee, Joey Jordan in 5th, Wesley Molino in 6th, Ramon Niebla 7th Ian Thomas in 8th,  Todd Launchbaugh in 9th and Bill Nelson in 10th.

 

So everyone has a scorecard the field was  made up of the following:

 

99+                                    94-97                       90-97

Westmoreland                  Burgoon                   Jordan

Skeer                                                                Thomas

Lee

Molino

Launchbaugh

Niebla

Nelson

 

At the start Jordan got the jump from row 3 and lead the first lap, the top 8 cars all battling over space like pigeons over breadcrumbs. At the end of lap 1 it was Jordan,Burgoon, Skeer, Westmoreland,Lee, Launchbaugh in 6th followed by Niebla and Molino.   Burgoon got passed Jordan on the outside of turn 2 on lap 2.   Skeer got  passed Jordan later that lap.  Burgoon would be dogged by Skeer, the battle was on. Burgoon would lead laps 2-5 Westmoreland got by Jordan on Lap 4 and start to use team tactics with Elliot Skeer to work over Burgoon.  Eventually those three would pull clear and battle it out to the finish,   Westmoreland getting by Burgoon on lap 6 and the RUSH motorsports teamates made it a race between the 2 of them.    Skeer leading from lap 6 to 13 and Westmoreland leading to the final lap in turn 9 a 95mph decreassing radius corner in 4th gear the teammates were side by side and Westmoreland won by a nose over Skeer.   Burgoon was 3rd eight seconds back ,  Jordan and Lee Dicing for 4th.  Jordan would get 4th by a nose (the transponder said different but the starter had to make the call!) Lee was 5th  Launchbaugh 6th and Molino 7th.

 

Sundays report will be written later 


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Joe Jordan the turd.....Joey is IV or quatro!

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Some Details of Saturday I forgot to mention....40-50 mph winds made it interesting to say the least...  Turn 9 (the last corner leading on to the front straight) would change every lap.  Lee Niffenegger who ran a T4 honda in an earlier race and a former national champion said it was the most treacherous conditions he has ever raced in at Willowsprings and that would include racing in the rain!

 

Her is a clip of the last 2 laps between Joey Jordan and Clement Lee for 4th.  Joey was on corded tires and Clements were bad too....

 


Joe Jordan the turd.....Joey is IV or quatro!

Ran in Firestone Firehawk in a Miata in 1994

Speedvision Cup Miata's 95-99

World Challenge Miata in 2000 AT MRLS

Had 3 Rookie of the year winners "Rising Stars" In IMSA

Kids now racing...Started them in Lemons Miata we built into the 2013 Western Division SCCA Majors Champion!

6th at 50th SCCA Runoffs in SM OPM's Rental 01

2nd fastest race lap at the Runoffs.

2014 Teen Mazda Challenge (west) Champ!

2015 Pirelli World Challenge Round 15 Winner in TCB and round 16,17,and 18 Winner!

 

 


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Willow Spings has multiple configs, it's just the wind that changes, not the pavement, but it still changes the entry and exit speeds dramatically.


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Here is my video of Sunday:

 

 

http://mazdaracers.c...ead/#entry43186


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My Sunday video, sorry for the lack of gauges, gopro mangled the mp4.

 

 

 

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