Great weekend and great weather for us. Got some rain after our race on Saturday, but clear skies for us while on the track. Huge thanks to everyone from out of town (Jim L, Chuck T., Kish and Jim & Brandon P.) for coming down and joining in the fun. Sebring is always fun, but the extra folks made it great. Saturday night, the local BMWCCA chapter threw a Beer and Brats party trackside which is always a great way to finish off an amazing day at the track.
We ran three races this weekend; a single race on Saturday and two combined group races on Sunday. Brandon “Pissant” Pantas stunk up the joint by consistently being fastest in qualifying and winning the the Saturday and first race on Sunday. The rest of us made an appearance on track :lol: Finding a shred of human compassion, the Pantas team packed up before the second race on Sunday and let the rest of us duke it out to save some once of our dignity. The last race found Don “The Sly Fox” Stevens busting the best move of the weekend according to several racers on track and passing me in turn 17 coming to the white flag. The last lap was an all out scrap between him and I, but thanks to the new brakes, I was able to out-brake him to retake the lead.
In what was probably the world record time, Chuck and team managed to swap out a broken rocker arm in about 30 mins to get him back on the track for the second race. Amazing. Unfortunately, he had to start from the back for the second race, but no doubt he’d have been there with us battling for the lead. Kish had some cooling issues on Saturday but got those fixed to get back on track Sunday. The worst incident was during the first race on Sunday when our fearless SE30 regional director, Natalie got collected by a Spec Piñata and got her strut housing bent along with some minor body damage. In typical Natalie never-quit fashion, she stayed in it and finished the race. The damage kept her out of the second race. I had some of my own issues on Sunday and lost the clip on the front of the shifter and couldn’t get to second gear on track. Had to use third and fourth only. Carlos (Silence) and his friend John quickly pulled the clip from his E30 between races to get me back on track for the second race. You guys were awesome, thanks!
Overall, an amazing weekend!! Sadly, it’s Monday and we’re back to work…
Full results are up on Mylaps: