Originally posted by Nytrochaos
I must say, although i know racing is racing, and that anything can happen, i was kinda dissapointed when kenji took second. i am so sick of hearing about that ntc3 and that stupid team. does anyone have more info on the race? other than mytsn
heres Mike Meyers(Serpents reporter) on the Starting Grid forums....
There will be a lot more information in my article on the Winternats,
but I had a long conversation with Barry Friday night in his hotel
room. Basically, Barryh told me that he was here by himself, "a team
of one", and that while he only qualified 4th, he was convinced that he
had the best car at the event, in no small part to Steve O'Donnell. Of
course, me, listening to what a lot of people said, wondered how much
of what Barry was telling me was "hype" and how much was true. Barry
sure did sound very convincing though.
I wasn't at the event during qualifying. When I arrived, I heard
stories of how Kenji's car was so fast that people were sure it would
fail the tech inspection - but it was completely legal! Barry
meanwhile was telling me not to pay that much attention to qualifying,
but to consider that he had a car that worked great, and more
horsepower than anyone knew of, based on qualifying.
In the Main, for whatever reason, Barry "owned" the 200mm class just as
surely as Michael Salven "owned" the 1/8 4WD class. As nothing other
than an observer, I expected to see Kenji take off to a big lead,
fighting off Ralph. Those two (as I saw it) were the experts in this
class, and while Ralph had a rough time in qualifying, he was plenty
fast, and plenty good on the Ft. Myers track. Barry had so many things
going against him - I don't think he's raced very much at Ft. Myers, he
had no pit crew, no team of mechanics, no nothing. What he does have,
is incredible talent as a racer, and his car seemed to work as well as
at the World's.
Now,I know you're sick of hearing about the team......But from the looks of the article,there was no TEAM
....Just a incredible race driver....and an incredible car....
Had enough yet?....