<VV> Convention AutoCross report
flat6vair at insightbb.com
Mon Jul 31 10:12:21 EDT 2006
It was that much fun......especially since Michael Leveque allowed me to
drive his Yenko, ys-045. That is one fast car. Unfortunately, I could
not keep myself from eating a cone on each run. The course took you around
the quarter mile inner oval twice -- mostly as an oval, than around the
outer half mile oval -- where a slight slaloom was added --- i don't drive
slalooms well, and hit a cone on the end consistently.
It was a quick, fast 2nd gear course. Some tried and used 3rd. I watch the
street stock and improved stock as well as CC and SM. everyone was having
fun on that course.
Michael lost to Mark Wright by 0.033 seconds -- inches around a cone.
Warren and Fred Bybee were close too both driving Warren's Red stinger.
Warren won FTD with a 65 something with Fred close behind. Dave Clemons was
very fast in CC with a 66.8 (i think). IS and SS were close to 20 seconds
or more slower! HP and smooth driving ruled the day. Most of the SS and IS
cars wiggled too much in the slaloom <i wiggled too little> . I noted 3 or
4 that drove straight where straight worked, expect those drivers to be our
next competitors in SM and CC.
Again, thanks to Michael for letting me drive his car -- the car should have
finished 3rd except for the driver who kept hitting cones -- so I settled
for a fourth behind "joe" (sorry Joe, only name in my notes). Back to the
old #3 car, to see how it feels against that Leveque speedster. I'm going
to have to show up somewhere where we can drive each others cars a few
times, they sure handled differently, especially the brakes.
62, 68 Fitch Sprints
ps: I had a very good time at the convention. The hotel staff was friendly
to me, the room was clean, and functional <although I know of lots of A/Cs
that were dysfunctional> and the "trailer Prison" didn't cause me any
grief -- but I didn't need to access my trailer either. Will work on that
issue. Did wish there were more resturants within walking distance.
Complaints/comments -- send to me OFF LIST please.
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