My "driver of the year" campaign (LOL) started off well today with me taking 1st out of 50 cars at the first JSCC event www.jolietsportscarclub.com (details on how they run the event within). I received a nice framed certificate from the group, and they'll have the official results posted sometime in the next couple of days. I took the WRX today, since there was a chance for rain, and figured that might be a factor. It ended up being clear and dry for the entire event, however.
Best lap time (not corrected) : 48.0xx (not sure of last two digits), and winning by 1/100th of a second over a well driven race prepped Mustang Cobra once the handicapping was figured in. I was the last one to run, so it set the stage for a nice dramatic moment for me. LOL
My favorite line of the day was from the starter on my last run:
Starter: "The Viper guys were talking, and the one guy said, 'I can't tell my wife that I lost to a Subaru, cuz she'll go on and on about me spending $100,000 on my car, only to lose to a Subaru'."
Starter: "Yeah, so go out there and do it!"
Nice to see Mike out there in his sweet 350Z, Brian in his blue WS6 and his dad in the Nassau Blue (?) C5. Another guy from last year with a blue A4 Z28 LS1, Two very nice F-bodies that were set up for roadracing: Black Z28 with an LT4 and 315's on all 4 wheels, and a silver LS1 Z28. I didn't get a chance to talk to those guys, as we were each busy doing our own thing, or working on the course, or driving. But I, and several others were very impressed by how well they did on today's course.
Other vehicles of note that competed today: 911 twin turbo, Boxster S, 3 Viper GTS, 2 new Viper SRT/10's, couple of Z06's on race tires, a VERY well driven silver C5 on street tires, some other Vettes, handful of BMW's and VW's, Audi S4, Toyota MRS Spyder on wiiiide tires, and an assortment of other vehicles that will show up on the list once it's posted.
Anyway, I had a blast, and will look at remounting the race tires for the Firehawk and see if I can do the same thing next time in the F-body.