Driver qualed 17th after getting a single fair lap and a car that was struggling with a misfire. 17th wasn't good enough. I didn't like the qual format of pregrid positions being set by the finish order of the last in region race. This policy favors local drivers who already have an advantage. The work around is to pull over immediately in the hot pit when coming off pre grid and sequence when you want or with your qual partner.
The driver did not crash out in T1 first lap. Driver was involved in an incident in T1 and continued.
Driver was in Sundays race. Started 14th. Driver again came into hotpit with a misfire. Push started the car after making a repair , rejoined the race and eventually retiring the car with the misfire not fixed.
Things went terrible. Yes I bitched about the format, and that stands by itself regardless of how terrible our race weekend went. I withheld saying: sorry I had a bad weekend, because I don't like to use an excuse for my poor behavior and blame it on having a very bad day. Whether I have a bad day or not does not forgive my lack of manners while in your house.
I'm glad you set the story straight, sorry about the mis fire. Not sure you would of qual'd any differently ,if we did a SoCal qual, I assume it's just show up,pull off, find a spot and go,
but that's just my opinion.
Better luck next time.