This weeks 24 Heures du Fun looks like it’s going to be excellent – 46 car fields at Laguna Seca, and mixed class racing! The Legends, Skip Barber RT2000 and Solstice are going to be on the track all at the same time for an unknown number of laps.
I’m definitely going to try and get into the first race session seeing as that might be the easiest one to get a large grid. I can’t imagine how crowded the track will be with (potentially) 46 cars on it. I hope to see a good split of drivers choosing all three cars.
I would initially choose the Skip Barber but maybe not, as most people will probably do so. Instead I might go back to the Solstice but I fear that it’ll not have many other cars to race.
We returned to Jefferson for week eight, and I still had mixed feelings about this track. Last time around I led most of the race and had some mistakes late on which saw me finish third. This time I spent a lot more time practising and trying to get my laptime as far down as I could before entering a race.
It took some time to get back to my earlier pace, but eventually I managed to beat my qualifying record and so I felt ready to take a race on.
It was the 8:30 race on Tuesday evening, and I saw 16 entrants to the session. It wasn’t so much and I was a bit unlucky to be entered into a race with a lower strength of field that I expected. Still, I had to try for a good incident free finish and thankfully everything went fine this time. I led from pole and managed to find a good consistent rhythm which ensured I had no pressure all race. I think I made just one small mistake near the end (which was just a minor missed apex) and finished with a win, and zero incident result.
Only 117 points but it hits my goal and is better than my week four result at Jefferson.
So this means I have completed the maximum eight results for season three, and I currently stand 1st in division three, and 6th in the overall standings. I have a few poor results to ‘knock off’, such as my 80-something at Laguna (week three), and my 90-something at Jefferson (week four) so hopefully I can get two or more good results in the remaining four weeks that means I maximise my season.
When I finish up this season I probably won’t be returning to the Solstice all that often, so I hope to race a little bit more frequently in these last four race weeks.
After that, I fancied a bit of oval action, so I picked up a setup for the Advanced Legends for South Boston and entered my very first Advanced Legends race!
It was an impulse decision so I didn’t have a quali time, and started 9th. It was a good fun race, and much more difficult to drive safely thanks to the extra horse power. Unfortunately the race wasn’t incident free as someone came down across my nose on lap one :
After that I had to chase down the field and managed to get in a few really good side by side passes, and finished fifth. Good fun.