Originally Posted by yyhayyim
It is, but it got hit hard, or they just hit it hard...depending on what broke we can come to know for sure...I know they could do much better. Alex should have been in the A's with Randy...PW could have made the top 10...I just cant wait to hear from them what went wrong and if its parts, what happened so we all learn from it...when's the next big race?
Weilin's DNF was due to getting nailed and basically he pulled off to conserve tires rather than try to salvage a run that would have been near impossible to pull off a win in.
Alex's car was struggling a bit with being loose, he went to my shock setup and did great in round 4, unfortunately it was too little too late, but he showed that he has no problem laying it down.
The track changed a lot today from the past 3 days, the weather cooled down as normal through the day, but the track stayed warm due to the sun staying out. My car went from super dialed to being really difficult to drive because of how low the traction got and how much steering I had in my car. Still not sure how I ended up 9th with 4'th and 5'th place finishes, but oh well.
Invite runs 8 heads up races, drivers get 4 sets of tires for these 8 runs. For whatever reason, the tires this year weren't as good as they were in previous years on the 2'nd run, basically you would have tires for 4 runs, and the other 4 runs you would be off pace by almost a half second a lap it seemed like. Nobody was really able to lay it down like we've seen in previous years because of this different tire wear. PW had a dialed car, and made very few mistakes, but it seemed like one thing he was missing was luck, and seemed to get the bad end of every racing incident.
I haven't had a lot of time with the car, got it a few weeks ago, and only had 3 practice days with it after about an 8 month break from asphault and most racing in general. After this weekend, I didn't have what I would consider 1 good qualifying run, mistakes in all of my runs, but still ended up with 4'th and 6'th place qualpoints setting me 8th on the grid. My worst main finish was a 7'th, so I was at least able to improve every run. I wish I had more time to figure out how to make my car work better on the different track conditions, but when I did get the setup right on Friday, I laid down a 12.62 which I believe was the fastest laptime in the Open Modified field, if the car is capable of that with such little wheel time on it, I can't wait to see how fast I can get this thing after I do some testing with it.