Daytona Aug 11-12 Report

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Chris Ross
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Daytona Aug 11-12 Report

Postby Chris Ross » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Clint and I completed our first running of the F600's at Daytona. It was a good time. Clint got a great jump on the start and was mixing it up in a crowd of wings and things as well as chasing down Robinson's FF. A incident on the 1st lap brought out the full course caution and bunched the field back up for a single file restart. Race was pretty uneventfull for me. Ended up going 1 second faster in the race than qualifying. Hopefully I can improve on that tomorrow with some more coaching from Clint. Cars are working great with no issues. Just need to gas them up in the morning and we should be ready to roll again. Getting some positive attention from some other drivers and from a F500 driver that is here. One gentlemen spent a lot of time with us today asking questions and taking photos. He currently is running track days with an Evo and really wants to get back into wheel to wheel racing.

For all the bad things I have been warned about with the Florida region and this track, I haven't really seen it. Driver check in was done very quickly, tech was painless, and a very nice and helpful gentlemen was guiding people where to park. He even got us in a spot that was close to a power outlet so we have had our two floor fans going to try to make it a little more comfortable in the Florida heat. We were also able to unpack the trailer a bit and set up the awnings. We didn't try to unload the cars due to the nasty rain storm that was moving in, but several trailers around us did with no harassment by SCCA or track personnel. Overall a pleasant experience so far.

George Bugg
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Postby George Bugg » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:39 pm

Sounds great, Chris! Keep the reports coming!!
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Jim Murphy
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Postby Jim Murphy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:02 pm

And photos and onboard videos!!

Jim

Chris Ross
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Postby Chris Ross » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:15 pm

Sunday was a bust. Qualifying was three laps of FV traffic, one clean lap, and two laps of double yellow followed by a black flag all. The race ended up cancelled due to lightening.

Jim Murphy
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Postby Jim Murphy » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:52 pm

Chris Ross wrote:Sunday was a bust. Qualifying was three laps of FV traffic, one clean lap, and two laps of double yellow followed by a black flag all. The race ended up cancelled due to lightening.


Sounds like the tornado that hit us back in the early 1980's.
Are they going to give you are partial refund?

Jim

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Postby Chris Ross » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:10 pm

I didn't think so since we did get on track with qualifying, but I just got an email saying we will get a refund since qualifying was cut short. The amount is the difference between the Saturday only entry and the two day entry.

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Postby Jim Murphy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:24 am

Good to hear about the refund. Daytona is starting to improve their reputation.

Jim


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