Sunday, May 5, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Wet skid pad was you guessed it WET..... Didn't do as well as planned due to a driver error. Pushed it a little too hard again this year and the front pushed over in an area of the high volume of water on the surface. Tire did feel better cut they are just like two large pontoons on the wet skid pad.
Grissom Air Force Base was set up with a large auto cross by the local SCCA region and was run with NASA rules for the event. We got a total of three sessions and the first was wet but did allow for extra time for track review. We bettered our time on the second then third try but still fell short.
On our transit drive now to Nelson Ledges for tomorrow's event on a fresh track. We will try to get there early enough to ride the bike around it to scout it out.
Below is a link for the current results page on One Lap of America webpage. End of day one we are in 43rd position overall and2nd in class. Long way to go for a top 25 with this crowd of participants.
One Lap results page
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Now that we are caught up with our OneLap 2017 adventure, make sure to follow along as we try for Win number 5 in 2019......
See you then!
Once at the track we get prepped and in grid for our final sessions.
While out on the recon lap, I edge one of the non aggressive rumble strips slightly and SNAP CRACKLE AND POP! The left lower ball joint stud snaps off and we are done.... I pull to the infield so the session can continue and after Brocker picks me up for the shame ride back tot the pits. We can't get the car off circuit infield till lunch brake so our first DNF. At lunch the wrecker driver goes out to get the car and we help......
And I say the hits KEEP Coming........
With a little help from the wrecker driver I break my nose and while I'm at the med tent getting patched up, the true sprit of One Lap comes into play. When I get back tot the car I see Team RS Motors and Mike Maier tear off he front suspension to get us on track for our last session...
Thanks guys, you are all awesome
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Carolina Motorsports Park the closest track to our hometowns for onelapofamerica 2017. Although this is one of the closest tracks we do not frequent it very often. The people there are great, it's just that the track very aggressive on tires and brakes.
The best part was a see our wives Sandra and Michelle as they came fresh supplies and to take away our dirties. Even a dozen of Granny's Donuts!
We also had several friends visit from the Carolinas that have not been able to attend onelapofamerica event . Think they're all at press of the caliber of cars that come out to participate in onelapofamerica.
Even though we ended up with two 14th Place finishes and finishing out with a cumulative points that places in 20th overall, it did not happen without more drama. Although we got the oil change done and the oil pressure did a lot better under the heat conditions. We did mess up on the chassis setup then had to fix and loose exhaust system between sessions. We then started to feel a slight hesitation in a car.
For our second session the bad only got worse, the hesitation that I felt slightly during the first session continue to get worse, so I really had to back down the last two laps. It turns out that the bad was pretty bad, as we pulled out of the track we realized she was the transaxle. As we turn to look at each other, we are both thinking well this is One Lap. Is it over for us or are going to make it. With our best overall finish in sight, we knew what we had to do.
Quick phone call to Billy Wenk of HBi Auto got us a transmission jack from his shop for us to borrow. Had a quick run of the exhaust system over to Travis at Farmington Motors got our exhaust welded back with a fresh hanger..
Now with the transmission swap completed it's 4 a.m. and we're now in transit to Dominion Raceway for day 6 in day 6. GPS says 8:30 just in time to make the field.
Wish us luck
PS. Please forgive the typos. No sleep, you know. This is what lap and wouldn't you know this was supposed to be the easiest travel day of the entire event and we even missed the One Lap party at Dominion Wednesday night. Bummer....