I had a fantastic time at Charlotte this weekend. Congrats to Michael Carter on his double wins! Jason Cannole on going 3/2. Great job. Senter Smith kicked some ass with a solid 4th.
My Friday test day was filled with fuel pump and brake problems but that's what a test day is for, right? A fun and challenging track as now there are two second gear turns, a right followed by a left getting back on the banking.
Sorted out for Qual on Saturday morning. Track was wet but drying. Qualed 7th out of 20. Best ever for me.
Started race one moved to 6th. Turn one, lap two I found myself confronted with a tire wall in the middle of the track. Dejavu from the ARRC. I didn't hit it like last time but spun missing it and did a double inside wall kiss. Restarted 17th and moved up to 9th at the end.
91 degrees with what felt like 150% humidity Second raced I battled with four cars the entire race. So much fun. I'm told I got to fourth but finished my best ever 6th.
Thanks to Elaine and Mike Rossini for all the help! Couldn't have raced without their help. Had a really great dinner at the 500 club there at the track. Thanks to the Connole's for the invite. Thanks to Senter for picking up my tab! A genuine great guy.
My prediction for NASCAR Charlotte Roval in 2018...........Carnage. One time thing.