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This weeks 24 Heures du Fun had the Star Mazda racing at Lowe’s and it was certainly a fantastic combination! The cars lack the grunt to really exceed the tyre grip and have to depend on the draft and aero to race hard.

I had a mixed run of affairs – which I look back on with humour (seeing as they are ‘fun’ events with no SR or iRating impact).

First race saw 37 cars start and as if by magic we saw a spin during pacing! Once the race started I got to turn four (lap one!) and a huge wreck saw my race end (didn’t really fancy another 49 laps one lap down, only passing the cars when they wrecked).

Second race was another 37 cars… and another few guys who couldn’t even keep the car under control during pacing. Yep, another pacing wreck! This race saw me wreck in turn one, lap one… video below (check out the arcade racer trying to drive through the pack!)

My third and final race was pretty good. 40 racers, and I lasted about 10 laps before a wreck caught me. Carried on, and soon formed a six car drafting train that weren’t really racing for position (one guy a lap ahead, a few guys a lap down). I was around 15 laps from the end and saw 6th place trundling away, all on his lonesome. Excellent! I thought, as my drafting train was consuming his lead at 1+ seconds a lap!

As we honed in eventually we caught up and I was released from the train to challenge for the 6th place. In a last lap move I faked a high move, dove to the inside and took the pass in the final corner. Only 6th place at stake in a ‘fun’ race, but it was great fun!

Race Results (iRacing members only!)

Star Mazda

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