Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Toledo National Tour

Day one was pretty good for us, as we ended the day 1-2, with Garrett in 1st and me sitting 0.036 back.    We struggled for front grip most of the day, though, and overall were not terribly happy with how the car felt.   Sunday, we took out about 2/3rds of the compression in the shocks and increased the rear rebound, and the car felt much better.   Garrett continued to drive fast, with all three runs in the 44's.  After second runs, I was sitting on a 45.222, about 0.6 seconds behind Garrett.  On his third run he dropped another 0.5 to end up with a class-winning 44.108.   I went out on my 3rd run needing to drop 1.1 seconds, and proceeded to botch the 1-2 upshift after the first turn.   The rest of the run went downhill from there as I overdrove the front tires and tried to 'make up' time.   I ended up with a run that was 0.1 second slower.       The 3rd place car ended the event 1.95 seconds back.   Despite the crappy 3rd run on Sunday, it was an excellent event for us -- Garrett's second National Tour victory, and the first 1-2 finish for the car.    Unfortunately, that was likely our last taste of concrete until Nationals in September.    

We managed to not record Garrett's fastest run, but we did get both of our second runs:

Garrett, Run 2 Sunday

Bryan Run 2 Sunday

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