Friday night in the Spec Racer Ford race, 10:45PM EST, that’s the time I was able to get in. The race actually had enough cars enter to have a split. I was put in the bottom split with the really low Strength of Field, I believe it was 938. I was car 4, qualified 4 and finished 4th. That’s just crazy, iracing really pegged me on this one. I should’ve done a lot better in this race but I was passed on the start, people just dive bomb and try to get ahead of you so I let them go. My aim is to race clean but to also finish well. This put me back in 7th. Towards the end of that lap I was able to catch the two guys that dive bombed me and make a run on them. I was cleanly on the inside and was hit by the 7 car who was clearly a problem driver. That put us all the way in the back. I was a little frustrated at this because I was running good laps and thought I had a shot at the win, in an effort to make up the time I just lost by wrecking with the 7 car I drove too hard into turn one and spun again. After that I got my wits about me and was able to race my way up through the field to finish 4th. Some racers took themselves out, others I was able to catch and pass. It was quite enjoyable and I felt really good about my abilities, except when I saw that crappy SOF.
Division 6 Standings
Running the MX-5 at Summit point, the Jefferson circuit in reverse. I really do not like this track. It is very technical with not a lot of passing opportunities. I can run decent laps there but I tend to overdrive the car. I can’t seem to slow down enough to get a good lap time. I try to follow the other racers but to no avail, I just keep falling back in the standings. I qualified 7th and finished 7th. I was the 5 car so I lost irating but it was a completely clean race with no incidents. Gained SR, lost irating. I would’ve rather won the race with incidents! It’s ok, I just don’t like this track. I’ll take 7th.
Week 10 Standings
Street Stock went terrible. I had the 3 car number so I needed to finish good to have a positive impact on my oval irating. Unfortunately it did not go well. I was having a fine start and playing it really safe while running this trace but on one of the turns, I thought I cleared the car on the outside and I didn’t, he in turn did not back off and spun me into the outside wall causing a massive collision and multiple flips down the straight. I landed upright on the wheels but was still black flagged for excessive damage. This put me 5 laps down in 13th position. There were only 14 cars so it sucked. I made up on more spot out on the track but that was it. Finished the race in 12th. I may have to try this again.
I had to do it again. Ran 15 minutes of practice and almost finished an entire race full of practices. Qualified in 4th and finished the race in 4th. It was a nice clean race and there was a good battle for the whole race for the 4th position. I was shuffled back to 5th during the start and then I found my groove. I managed to race past the 4th position car and hold on till the end of the race to finish 4th. Much better than the first one.