SFR SCCA Round 8 Summary

And another event in the books.

Round 8 was… interesting. I got wrecked this event. After 5 runs, I could only come up with one clean run. Not quite sure what happened, though I have to say that that the course was very challenging. My best run ended up being my second run, which was the only clean run. All my other runs were dirty. My best raw time was my fourth run, a 49.5xx +2. As for my last run, I felt like I was carrying a faster time, but something happened and I spun right after the showcase turn. I am not quite sure what happened. I remember being very aggressive on the throttle and the tail came out. I watched the video a few times, and that didn’t really help either. As frustrating as it is, there’s never a bad day of racing. Things happen. Some days, we are unlucky, but I would rather go racing and lose than not go racing at all.

All and all, the event was great. The course was very challenging and full of elements, not to mention that the course really utilized the space available at Marina. Check out the video in the previous post. Despite the cone carnage, I was able to secure a third place finish out of 8 people and the points will help toward the season total.

Dennis and I debuted our Cone Jars for this event. At the end of Round 8, I owe $5 to my jar, and Dennis owes $2 to his jar. I think that’s a pretty good start. Hopefully, we will have some others join us.

Round 9 will be in three weeks. Looking forward to coming back to Marina and improving. Hopefully chipping away a few more points to have a better foothold in class.

That’s all for now.

Last note… we stopped at Carl’s Jr. for brunch on the way home and I have to say that the California Burrito (from Green Burrito) was super disappointing. 🙁