Featuring the very wet practice session from the May-Niac’s Weekend. Also scrubbed in my first set of Toyo RA-1s ever which was a bit greasy at first (I also over-inflated the rears so it was a bit more tail happy). Unfortunately I let the gopro battery run out and was never able to get a decent recording of the two race sessions. Oh well – live and learn, won’t happen next time. I think it’s really important to get video of every run, if not for self improvement, for a witness in case of a racing incident.
It was fun racing with the senior drivers in IP2 class for the first time. It’s much more competitive as one can imagine versus a novice race. I felt much more challenged and now welcome senior races.
Our first wheel to wheel Novice Races, sanctioned by ICSCC, is a double race on September 1st and 2nd at Mission Raceway.
Basically, all the novices are put in one group, despite car classes. Novices must safely complete three races as a novice, prior to applying for a Senior License.
Race Weekend Recap
In a 1989 Civic Si, Nate placed 7th and 4th, in a field of Corvettes to M3s to Miatas, on the 1st and 2nd of September respectively. It was great fun, and our driver for the weekend has learned a lot from the experience.
The officials like to throw out flags to test us, and it sure does help. On the second race day there was a wreck that took place between a Miata and an Integra right in front of our driver, which made his heart skip a beat or two. (See in video @ 8:30)
Nate’s working on perfecting his consistency and heel-toe shifting. Check out the race video!
2:35 – Pace Lap
5:20 – Race Start
8:30 – Miata and Integra crash, near miss Integra
20:25 – Passed by RX7, Chasing Mini and Camaro
21:20 – Passed by BMW, Passing Red Mini
22:00 – Passed by Corvette
22:30 – Passing Camaro, followed by Full Course Yellow