Sunday July 17
We were barely awake and we were already sweating. This was going to be a hot one. We arrived at the track by 7:30 and began to set up. There was a warm-up session around 8, but we decided to charge the battery instead and triple-checked everything. The race was at 11 which gave us plenty of time to look everything over and polish the car up as well.
Knowing that (asphalt + black car + black 2 layer driving suit = dehydrated driver), we waited under our canopy until the very last call for the pit lane. From there, it was up to our umbrella girl to keep him cool.
The race started off on time with a formation lap before the green flag of a running start. We could go into details, but it’s so much more fun to watch from our new camera mount location. Take a look at the video below, but note that one of the less action-packed laps has been removed to keep it below YouTube’s mandated 10 minute maximum.
As you can see, it was an exciting race. We got to dice it up with a few Datsuns, who would blow by us on the main straight, only to be caught up by the back side of the track where we are strong. We even managed to pass a 911 before our miss reemerged. Luckily, it was near enough to the end of the race that we didn’t lose that place.
In the end, we finished 12 overall and 1st in class. It was a great weekend at a great track with great friends. The only thing keeping it from being perfect is that dang misfire. We’ve already eliminated air, fuel, and spark as possible sources, which leaves us with nothing. So what say you? Any readers out there have any ideas? Let us know in the comments!