This was indeed
a great weekend with much diversity as the track's tarmac was a handful
during Saturday's qualification and first race on a very hot summer day. The
end result was a all out victory for both races, with Saturday's being a win
from flag to flag! With the car understeering quite a
bit, I managed to stay the course and come out on top. Saturday I qualified in pole position and grew enough of a lead
during the race that I slowed down for the last few laps to ensure a clear flag to flag victory. After all, to finish first, first you must finish.
Saturday marked my very first flag to flag victory, and it does not get any
better than that!
On Sunday morning i made some changes to the
car's front aero package and in the process over corrected for the upcoming
race. With too much front downforce came a steering wheel that felt like wrestling 75 lbs plus a brake balance and sway bar adjustment during the event to at least keep the car under me. She was a handful!
During the race only one car in a different classification, with a very
experienced driver at the wheel, was able to pass me. As he was in a different classification,
this did not affect my points earned as won the race with time to spare
while dealing with the car's handing issues. My laps times suffered
accordingly, yet kept the car going on the track and was running times fast
enough to stay ahead of all cars but one and secure the class win. See
timing sheets of this event by clicking here.
As it stands, even with the various mechanical failures while leading races during this year, I now stand at first place
for driver's championship within SCCA's North Atlantic Road Racing Championship (NARRC). Am second place in the driver's championship within SCCA's New England Region (NER) with a mathematical possibility of coming out in first depending on the outcome of the September 1 & 2 races.
Appreciation And Thanks
Thanks go out to
my sponsors for hanging in
there with me as we worked out the car's various mechanical failures during
the year. Thanks
go out to everyone at SCCA, especially the workers and organizers for putting on wonderful
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Enjoy the Track,
Steven R. Rochlin