Thanks for posting that, Jim. I made sure I edited in the part where I caught up to you before I cooked my tires/brain
This was a seriously fun event. Even though there were only 12 of us, it seemed like on test day that there were 4 or 5 that could win. The track, for me, was the most challenging track to pick up thus far. My first weekend at Watkins Glen I was in contention for the win, and left the weekend with good thoughts thinking I performed very well. My first weekend at Hallett, I'm still watching videos telling myself what I could've done better. I can't even imagine how much more fun it would have been if we had some of the usual suspects there. This is such a good Miata track, as it has every different type of corner, all of which work well with the car. If anyone wants to come and test their DRIVING skills against the best in the country, this is definitely the place to do it. Little room for excuses when it comes to horsepower (although I still like to make them in my head). Some of the corners will leave you wondering, "did I miss the setup, or was the car just a foot off the groove?". You will go into a corner on one lap thinking, "shit, my tires fell off", and then the next lap you'll go through that same corner, ever so slightly different, and it will feel great! This is a real driver's track, and I have to say Jim out drove the shit out of me and everybody.
Seriously everybody, Hallett was a great weekend, and I can't wrap my head around why more people didn't come. Yeah I understand it's kind of in the middle of nowhere and it is a long haul, but what isn't? It's only about an hour from the airport, and there are plenty of good places to stay in Tulsa. The staff in the region were awesome, the registration was seamless, and the racing was great.
Congratulations Jim on the domination on Saturday, and Max Nufer for an impressive weekend as well. No surprise Matt Reynolds was on the podium Sunday, even though he is having some serious car issues. Novak ran well too, and he's really the only reason I made it out there in the first place, while Drago, York, and Jodie helped quite a bit once I got down there. Really good to meet James York, that guy is always happy and I admire the speed at which he finds the beer after the checkered flag drops!
Good weekend everybody, hope more can make it out next year.
If you like Hallett, you will LOVE Grattan!!!! Hint Hint Jim!!!