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HyperFest 2007

The weekend 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.

Great weather, 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.

--Carl Thompson

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