We won the first race on sunday. No shit. What a warzone! Second race we spun out in and grabbed 3rd place, missing 2nd place by just 1/10th of a second!! Just a bit of car to car contact .. hehee. Got some bodywork to do. Rubbing is actually NOT racing, unless you're NASCAR. But. It does happen sometimes.
Afterwards, Nitto tires selected us and a couple of others to do a "mock race" on the track, with the camera crew following ahead, all kinda in slow motion so they could tape footage. They snagged plenty of pictures, including me working on the car. I'll post pics as soon as I get them myself.
It was a 10 hour drive last night. We split it in half, sleeping between in the truck.
I'm sunburned, dehydrated, fatigued, sore everywhere, and mentally fried. I'm sure there's a lot I'm leaving out about the weekend, but I just can't remember it all presently.
This race was at the Nashville SuperSpeedway in TN. Running the 'roval' .. the NASCAR oval + the infield road course. The class was AV8SS, a sub-unlimited class with very few limitations on the car setup. The transition from the infield course to the 45 degree oval is harsh. The car was hitting it at about 105 mph. Every time the car hit the transition so hard it finally SPLIT the windshield down the center from the frame twisting, and this is not a stock mustang, it's all tubular cage etc. Speeds down the oval exceeded 150mph, and it was just awesome to take a part in it.
Afterwards, there were people coming up to me asking questions about the car etc .. and the thing that really made me pause was this one dude who was all like.. ecstatic.. he said "It's totally my dream to take my mustang to this level some day." .. I was just like, taken aback ... and the only thing I could respond with was "Only if you're crazy enough..."