Phenomenal racing today. Alex Bolanos, Selin Rollan and myself had a ding dong race at the front, changing the lead several times, and on one lap went through T17 3-wide, and through T1 3-wide. Lots of 2-wide racing, over unders and more. Soooooo Much FUN!!!! I got the win over Alex by 12/1000ths. You cannot see Alex in either my front facing camera or me rear camera!!!. Selin was 1/10th behind Alex. And from all accounts the racing throughout the field was just as intense.
From a parity standpoint, I was in my VVT, and Bolanos and Rollan in 99's. Buras started dead last and moved up 50 places in the 9-lap race in his 1.6. So tomorrow he will start from 5th place and we will have VVT's, 99's and 1.6's all starting together.
Congrats to Mike Rossini whose engines had a stellar day with all three steps on the podium, and four out of the top 5 finishers, with Mark Gibbons earning a hard fought 5th place finish!
Fowler called for an informal Spec Miata drivers meeting at 6pm so we could discuss the current developments and get to meet some of the newcomers. We are planning to do more post race get togethers in the SE so we can put faces to names and have more social interaction in this amazing class of ours.
Most drivers are of the same opinion..... leave the plunge cuts as is, allow a small STR allowance with a weight penalty, and give up on the stock head proposal. Here is hoping that the SCCA, NASA and MAZDA are listening.
It was also very apparent the past two days that there are still some VERY strong cars out there that need to be whistled or more.
And just a heads up to any racers that share the track with SRF's. If you are used to running with SRF's beware. These new Gen3 cars are just wicked fast. You see them in your rear view mirror and the next second they are on you, beside you and gone!!! Several of us SM drivers almost ran SRF's off the track not anticipating their closing speed, and what makes it even more difficult, there are still plenty of Gen2's on the track as well.
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2016 June Sprints WInner, ARRC Winner, NASA Eastern States Championships Podium
2015 Eastern Conference Majors Champ, June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner
2014 NASA Eastern States Championship Runner Up.
2013 SEDiv Driver of the Year, Eastern Conference Majors Champ, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Runoffs Podium
2011 SEDiv Driver of the Year, SEDiv National Champ, ARRC Winner, Palm Tree Quad National Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ
2010 June Sprints Winner, ARRC Winner
2009 SARRC Champ, SEDiv ECR Champ, FES Champ
2008 SEDiv ECR Champ