Race Report - Waterford Hills, MI 9/10 June 2018

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Race Report - Waterford Hills, MI 9/10 June 2018

Post by engineerted » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:24 am

-- WHRRI Race #2 2018, First race of the season for me.
-- Race Group 5 (12 cars) EP,FP,HP, ITS,T4, SR,SRF, ETC. Low turn out mostly due to weather, Wet and rainy Saturday with drying cool on Sunday. Sat. morning Qualify was in the wet, mostly a slow drizzle that kept the track wet with some standing puddles in a few areas. Qualified 7th out of 12, my rain tires are old and hard and it was like a slip and slide out there.
-- Sat. afternoon race. - the track was wet but the rain had just about stopped and it was starting to dry out, so i made the decision to go out on slicks. (good choice) as you will see from the lap chart. I lost a spot on the start dropping me down to 8th, but battle my why back to 2nd
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-- Sundays Race - The grid position for Sunday's race is based on the finishing position from Saturday. Oh YA!! P2 for the start!! Cool and dry. Well not so fast, the excitement or the adrenal rush must of got to me as i flubbed the start. Missed the shift, from 2nd to 3rd, (ruining starts at Waterford are typically slow but it was even slower for some reason) My missed shift caused a back up behind me 2 Spec racers had some contact, one with the rear end of the T4 car and the other locked up and spun and hit the wall. My missed shift took me down from 2nd to 5th letting the only other EP car (117) to shoot past me. We did have a good battle of 4 cars for 2-3 laps, again i managed to pick them off and move up to 2nd place and passing the pole sitter Car #4) The new setup ran great!!
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Re: Race Report - Waterford Hills, MI 9/10 June 2018

Post by fp55scca » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:09 pm

--Hey Ted, fantastic! Great to see you back on the track, and with an excellent performance!

--I finally sprung for some new rains last year. A Hoosier radial, and I'm very pleased with them. It's a 215/530-13, compound S80. I think you'll like them, unless you're running 15's ?. I don't know if it's available in a 15"?

--I love the graphics....really tells the story!!
Jim Scurria
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