We had another great autox this past Sunday. I really enjoyed the course. It had many fast sections that allowed me to really put some of the new found power down as well as having a few tight spots that made things interesting. Unfortunately it was a very grey day out and it was difficult to get heat into the tires and by the afternoon runs it started sprinkling out making things a bit slippery. Sandi enjoyed the day and did well also, beating out around 14+/- other novice drivers with a time of 73.xx. Her biggest hold up is being nervous of the power/handling of the car, especially after a spin on her first run. I keep assuring her that she is doing well for someone so new to everything about this sport. There were 2 other novices at this event that didn't even complete a single run (out of 5) without DNFing and another that was beat by a 5yr old girl in a go kart! I am very happy with my times even though my best was still only good enough for dead last. That said, I did the math and I was only .067 sec behind 4th place and if I could have found 3/10ths of a second (or got my 4th run cleaned up) I would have had 3rd. 2nd and 1st places were 1.2 and 1.65 seconds up from me as well. Not bad, if I do say so myself, considering the stock suspension and terrible tires that I always blame. Hopefully I can do something about both of those soon. Results and videos are below, pictures to come once they get posted by the photographer, Ed Savage.
My fastest raw time (would have been good enough for 3rd if I didn't cone):