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      07-25-2022, 03:11 PM   #23
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In the spirit of sharing both the great and the ... not so great ... bits of racing, here's what happened at the start of this weekend with SCCA.

Driver error, 30 mph impact with a concrete wall, and lots of damage to sort out now. I'm fine, the car needs at least two corners rebuilt, and new subframes -- still unclear about the frame.
Sorry to see that and hope you have the car back asap.
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Sorry to see that and hope you have the car back asap.
In case you're curious, I'm keeping some pics of inspecting and starting to sort out the damage here.

Still have the rose-tinted idea the car will be up for NASA nationals in mid-September.
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In case you're curious, I'm keeping some pics of inspecting and starting to sort out the damage here.

Still have the rose-tinted idea the car will be up for NASA nationals in mid-September.
What does the shop say about having it ready in time?
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Sorry tp see that, glad you are ok, you almost escaped the wall. Good luck with the rebuild.

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In the spirit of sharing both the great and the ... not so great ... bits of racing, here's what happened at the start of this weekend with SCCA.

Driver error, 30 mph impact with a concrete wall, and lots of damage to sort out now. I'm fine, the car needs at least two corners rebuilt, and new subframes -- still unclear about the frame.
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What does the shop say about having it ready in time?
They punched through a wall or five and got the car turned around in time. Hard to express how much effort that was and how amazing these guys are -- frame work, both subframes, 2+ suspension corners, engine / trans mounts, oil pan, radiators, driveshaft, among other things I'm probably forgetting. And of course body work, splitter, and other consumables.

The championship race was quite something. I wasn't quite up to the pace all weekend during testing and quali, so when it started to rain on Sunday for the main race, I was getting excited. Conditions kept changing constantly, and we made the wet / dry tire call (dry!) literally in the last possible moment before grid. Track dried out extremely fast and was very grippy even though the race right before was slipping and sliding all over.

Then the race... had lots and lots of carnage. My POV was pretty quiet compared to the front of the pack where different cars were crashing every lap.

Ended up P11 / 25 not because I was particularly fast, but because of attrition / DQs for all the insanity going around.

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They punched through a wall or five and got the car turned around in time. Hard to express how much effort that was and how amazing these guys are -- frame work, both subframes, 2+ suspension corners, engine / trans mounts, oil pan, radiators, driveshaft, among other things I'm probably forgetting. And of course body work, splitter, and other consumables.

The championship race was quite something. I wasn't quite up to the pace all weekend during testing and quali, so when it started to rain on Sunday for the main race, I was getting excited. Conditions kept changing constantly, and we made the wet / dry tire call (dry!) literally in the last possible moment before grid. Track dried out extremely fast and was very grippy even though the race right before was slipping and sliding all over.

Then the race... had lots and lots of carnage. My POV was pretty quiet compared to the front of the pack where different cars were crashing every lap.

Ended up P11 / 25 not because I was particularly fast, but because of attrition / DQs for all the insanity going around.
It's great the shop was able to get the car ready for you - it sounds like you're a good customer.

I enjoyed the video and liked your braking into T2 after the first restart just <18 min. I thought you looked like a different and faster driver after that restart.
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