started with a cookout for all the FFR folks in the Challenge Series and
the ST-2 group. The food was great and the before race discussions
lively. Wayne Patterson trailed down from Yardley, PA for his first
time at Summit & Jim Good worked on his HPDE course to get closer to
getting his competition license.
tons of cars in the Thunder Group (64), and wild traffic made for some
fun and challenging racing over the HyperFest weekend. John George
trailed all the way down from NH to blow the doors off of Carl Thompson
and Wayne Patterson. Saturday’s practice saw John leading me by about ½
second – in the 1:27’s, but the qualifying session was a different
story. I thought it was just traffic but it was obviously lots of
talent as John turned a 1:26.845 and Wayne and I ended up way back on
the grid. John ran a super race as Wayne and I attempted to fight our
way through lots of cars to get to John. I was second and Wayne third.
On Sunday the
day started with cool temperatures and a crystal clear sky. John lead
Wayne around the track for a couple of laps to help him get closer to
the line and Wayne’s times improved greatly. I was out doing my usual
“better times in practice than in qualifying”. John turned a 1:26.233
in practice and 1:25.--- in qualifying for the Track Record at Summit
Point on the Toyo Tires. Wayne and I finished in the same order as
Saturday but dicing with a bunch of Mustangs made it really
interesting. Wayne had a slight off-course excursion but no damage.
Off to VIR for the North Course next month.