Looks like I was very close....
It was very close and what was impressive is that there was some good respectful racing in the middle and back of the pack also. Not much carnage which is always nice to see. I feel bad for Ryan Roberson, who was having a fantastic runoffs with good speed, right up in the top 3 to 5 range. He was hit on the first lap and put him off, so he was DFL when he got back on the track. He worked his way up to 13th only to find out that his tie rod was damaged on lap one to the point it failed on the last corner of the last lap and put him in the wall at the finish line. Talk about some bad luck.
I said it previously in the other thread, but I am also happy for the Caveman, he has had a difficult year, and sometimes the results don't reflect the effort but Kyle earned it, Congrats old teammate.
In hindsight I should have gotten my ass off the couch and participated, I will be honest i have had my issues with NASA but i agree with Jim's assessment that I thought they ran a good show and did not make it more difficult than it needed to be.
My only suggestion, and if they did a survey i think they would find that only having one qualifying race reduces the need or the necessity of the the number of qualifiers they ran. You could do really well all week qualifying and get someone put you off in the race that would leave you no way to recover. Something to think about, but i bet folks would give up a qualifying session for another race even it its 20 min. race, IMO. Then average the race results like in years past.
Congrats to Jim, he came prepared as always, not a surprise and also to Jared, Jared did his homework, he made several trips to Mid O this year and Kicked our ass a good one at the NASA events. The only guy who touched him this year was Davis. Jonathan is a solid consistent driver. I have raced against this dude for 10 years, makes very few mistakes and is a pain in the ass, as it should be.
I think this champs was another example of the drivers making the class look good.
Lets hope we can say the same at VIR.