Wow, what a track. It was the first time I went over two hundred. Ok, it only felt that way, the guys infront of me went two-o-one. The trip almost came to an abrupt end when we blew a trailer tire near Dunkirk. after installing a spare we crawled to a walmart where two new tires were mounted. The rest of the drive down was senic and unenventful. I didn't need anymore excitement for the day.
We arrived at the track on Sunday morning and was impressed with the facility and grounds. The track is big, real big. After sign in we were set to practice and went out for five minutes. First time out I was trying to get a feel for the track and find out which way to go. I almost made a wrong turn but got it after the first session. The front stretch is not straight but it is flat out and a blast until the sweeping right hander. This is the best designed track I have ever been on with a mix of challanging corners and speed.
The program started with a three lap qualifying session and then a six lap race and a twelve lap race in the heat of the day. Even if you ran last the challange of the drive was fun.
Superman Mike polizzi not only set up the event for us he ran his shifter and the WF. I don't know how he drove home. We ran all our classes together but next time they will be run seperatly. All said it was a great race day and well worth the trip. The folks at the track were very impressed with our club, the racing and the world formula engines. We have been invited back anytime.
The story does not end there. We left the track hot, tired and eager to get home. Traveling down I80 I seen a familiar trailer on the side of the road so like any good club member I stopped with Hank behind me to find our newest member Jason Sugg with a blown trailer tire and no jack. We got the tire changed and back on the road again.
If it wasn't for the trailer problems it would have beeen a perfect race weekend