This was a great
weekend with a few of the Pro 2000 guys joining he race, as their season is
now complete and they desired more track time. Also of note is that the
video system is finally working! Saturday was a great race, perhaps one of
the most enjoyable and challenging of the season. Sunday there were heavy
showers, as you will see in the video, and so i was able to really get a
handle on making changes to the car and tire grip in these very adverse
conditions. Glen of GTP fame was there and provided me some great setup
pointers. Driving pointers came from the Thomas Fatur, who looked at my data
and gave me some great tips to lower my lap times. Another Pro2K guy, Peter Gonzalez,
was there and he, too, was doing some impressive driving! Thomas did the
best times of the day, won the race, and color this newbie happy to finish
midpack in this very experienced field of drivers. Of course i'd rather have
Sunday's rain race was the most amount of
water i have ever driven with the Formula Continental and Glen plus Peter
provided excellent setup tips. The car felt very good in these conditions
and learned quite a bit about how to handle things plus a few new race lines
to take in the rain.
End result was that by placing well in
various races i secured
the 2007 second place standing for driver's championship in the New England
Region (NER) of SCCA for my rookie year.
Videos of both Saturday and Sunday's race can
be seen by clicking here.
Appreciation And Thanks
Glen, Thomas and Peter deserves a huge thanks for
their assistance, advice, and all around enthusiasm. The heavy rain meant
their experience and pointer allowed me to have a good known setup before
placing a wheel on the track. As always, in the
end what really matters is that we all...
Enjoy the Track,
Steven R. Rochlin