That was one for the ages.
First off, before we go into the good stuff. Hope Kimi is o.k. this morning. Wheel center failure causing the car to hit the wall going in to paddock turn. I could tell from turn six that the car is done. Cars are replaceable. Guessing she is sore and a bit rattled. Chin up lass.
Shout outs :
Ralph Provitz. New overall track record. Guess the track surface is not THAT bad eh ?
Paul Burke , Keeps lowering the F-B record of his, car is now right in the mix of things .
Ryan Kristoff. First win in style. F-prod Spitfire wins the long race, overall, with Garrett Dunn keeping him honest. Great Drive ! ( and he is a novice )
Curtis Easterling : Novice changes from I.T.B. Fwd Corolla to a CFC from the Jim Dopriak stable. Not only was he clean, but drove very well. Followed Jim Lamb around Saturday and kept him honest and maybe learned a thing or two, only to get his first win. Due to attrition, he started on the pole Sunday Morning. Clean and full weekend.
Micheal Ofiara : he has run the table in I.T.B. this year. Has not put a wheel wrong, or a mark on his car, and has showed quiet resolve to get faster each weekend. The total package. Sad to find out he cannot be here the final weekend. Friend's wedding.( Sad for me, i was really looking forward to him being Number one driver at the end of the season.)
Great season Mike !
The crew of Corey Collins. Wind killed the new canopy in turn six on Sunday Morning. It was flapping beyond belief hanging on one of four rails. While i was thinking of finding a few other bodies to help, his crew just walked right up ( as if they had it on a to-do list ) with a "we got this" attitude and secured the failed tarp. Quality.
The best race i have seen in years was right out of the gate. Group 1 Specs,, in the rain,,,,Miata, Neon, and Focus. Clean and clear the whole race. GREAT RACING, no known contact, i do not even recall a local yellow. Well done guys.
There was so much positive this weekend. Not perfect, but VERY POSITIVE. Least amount of incident reports ever for a weekend. ( less than some weekends for just the first race )
No jinx. Lets's see if we can make Championship Weekend the best ever.
There is lots of other stuff. Chime in folks.
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