I just got back from the event late yesterday afternoon. It was a fantastic event, maybe the most exciting r/c car race I've yet seen. The group that put the race on were perfect - was a VERY well run event, on a wonderful track, and there was SO much good track action.
Because of a misunderstanding on internet access, I wasn't able to post daily updates as planned. I thought they told me I could connect from the track as I did in Brazil, but the only internet access was with a wireless card which I don't (yet) have... will fix that real soon. Then, while I was able to stay with Roelof Tooms and his friends at a wonderful villa way out in the country, we didn't even have phone service, let alone internet. So, I just concentrated on taking lots of notes and photos. I've got over 2600 photos, all in high-res format, which now I have to sort down to a more reasonable number. As to the daily updates, the people at the track told me they were posting *everything* on a daily basis, actually many times a day. What I wanted to post (standings, finishing order, etc.,) was already being posted on the race website long before I'd have been able to do so, even if I did have internet access.
I'll have a few photos posted in the conferences in a day or so; the full article and lots more photos will be posted at SGrid Online. The article will probably be there later today, but it's going to take a lot more time to go through the photos.
One last thing - I found some messages once I returned from people who signed up for SGrid Online (www.sgrid.com
) but then had a connection problem and didn't get the message with their access code. For anyone who has that problem, send me an email (webmaster @ rc-racing.com) and include your paypal information, your full name, and the login-id you selected. I'll fix things up manually for you. I'll be able to do this through Thursday, but then I leave for the Midwest Series race up in Toledo this coming weekend.
Congratulations to Collari - superb job! Just as in Cincinnati, while he didn't appear to dominate the race, he ran his race program perfectly, never made a mistake, and let the race come to him, which it did. I guess what I'm saying is that he really DID dominate the race, simply by driving perfectly at a good speed with zero mistakes. His pit crew was as perfect as he was. Lots of racers did great (and Mike Swauger is certainly one of them!!!!) but at the end of the race, Collari was perfect!