Originally Posted by IndyRC_Racer
How was VTA racing in your area this past week?
A few of us went to the Prarie Knights Casino GP in S. Central North Dakota and raced there. The event was put on by the PRCP crew with help from thier racing buds in Minot. Great time, great racing, great facility.
I'm not sure how/why but they split the mains up pretty small...so what I was pretty sure had been an A-main performance (so I kinda screwed around in my last quallie) ended up mid-pack in the B. They were doing bump-ups, BUT the deal was that if the person who won the C-main did so with a better lap total/time than the B-main winner they'd bump the C-main winner instead.
As it turns out I ended up winning the B and bumping to the A-main. Then my car decided to start traction rolling uncontrollably so I pulled it off after a couple minutes when it became clear that it wasn't going to improve as the tires warmed up, etc.
Racing was pretty close, the PRCP crew had banned turbo/boost/etc so the A-main cars all had best laps within a couple tenths. The TQ fellow, Cookie, had an UNBELIEVEABLE run in his third qualifier Saturday...11.0 fastest time, 11.0 top five lap average, 11.0 top ten lap average, 11.1 top twenty lap average. HOLY COW. A couple folks were, apparently, grumbling that he was running advance or something as the 11.0's were the fastest laps of the weekend. But Stormer had run 11.1's and a BUNCH of us had run in the 11.2's, so he wasn't fastest by much. Plus it wouldn't have mattered if he'd run 11.5's, a performance THAT consistent would likely TQ and win anyway.
Originally Posted by Sohlman113
I think the rules should eventually allow the pantera. I think it would add a lot more variety
Well, as someone who HAS a Pantera painted up and ready to go I would have to state that I (respectfully, humbly, and recognizing we all have a right to opinions) disagree. The Pantera would look out of place amid the late '60's pony cars and a BIG part of this class is the aesthetics...it LOOKS "right" out on the track and in the pits. The Pantera ran when the SCCA allowed 2-seat cars in so it was on the track with Corvettes, Porsches, etc, a group among which IT looked "right".