Rd2 of the Texas Invitationals
My car was excellent all weekend. I clearly had one of the fastest
cars at this weekends race!
RD1. Jason Branham sets the mark with a 13 lap TQ run.
My M1 was VERY good in my run but for some reason the lap counter
wasn’t picking up my car until the second half of the race and I feel
confident I would have turned 13 in RD1 but basicly it didn’t count.
I felt good thought because I knew my car was fast enough to run with
RD2. Having a pretty good run, but unfortunately I lost a rear CVD pin
and had to pull off.
RD3. Another good run, on a fast 13 lap pace but I blew it on the last
2 laps with a couple bobbles. I found a new line that only the M1
could take. I was doubling the wagon wheel turn and triple doubling
the whoops section with ease. Many people commented on how
effortlessly my car went through that section. After RD 3 they had
open practice and I let 3 team drivers from other manufactures drive
my M1 and they were all very impressed and came off the stand with a
smile on their face.
RD4. Last chance qual. I needed 13 to get in the show… At the start
of the race Battaile and I took the early lead. One bobble and Mike
Battaile (Team Kyosho) started to pull away. After about 6 laps Mike
was on TQ pace and I was 8 seconds behind him. 2 laps later, Mike and
I both were on TQ pace when I pulled withing 1.5 seconds of Mike. I
got caught up with lapped traffic and feel off TQ pace as did Mike B.
I still pulled a 13 lapper which placed me in the A.
Starting 8th, I got off to a great start quickly taking 2nd and the
1st on the first lap. I held 1st for a few laps until I tagged a pipe
and just like that I was 10th!! For some reason my motor wasn’t
getting that great of millage so I had to pit every 5.5 minutes which
REALLY hurt me. 30 minutes later I was 6th. The M1 was great and
didn’t give me one problem all weekend