Day 1 was a whirlwind. Super cold morning, could barely get heat in the tires. It got better in the afternoon but never ideal surface temps. After session 1 we were notified that a competitor protested our rear trunk lid due to specific rule wording (we've ran this trunk lid for the last two years) That's part of this rodeo. Moti fabricated a new compliant trunk lid out of alumalite on the spot, even covered in correct colors with vinyl.
The track is phenomenal. This car is so good in the esses.
I've been knocking about a second off with each session. Haven't seen the official standings at the end of day 1 but I believe we are something like 6th place with a 2:23.4. There are a couple guys in the 2:21's and then everyone else in class is 2:23 and up. There's a whole pack of Limited teams in 2:23-2:25 range, it's incredible how close it's turning out to be. As always, I want to be at the front of the leader board, so I'm pushing to find more but I remind myself what a big mountain we are climbing with 1/2 to 1/3rd the power of others in our class. Pretty crazy that we're even near the sharp end of Limited class.
After some strategizing we went out for some good ol' Texas BBQ tonight, a much needed break after working till midnight last night on stuff. Then back to the house and we've been poring over the data and lap vids to figure out where I can find some more time tomorrow. We're playing a lot with the balance between drag and downforce too.
More details to come, my brain is fried. We're running around all day, hard to even get my phone in my hands for a minute but will try to update on IG and FB through the day.
Early pics courtesy of Matthew Jones posting them on FB