Saturday, March 22, 2014
One day before Sunday and our first event! As of right now there are 72 drivers entered, with 16 of them in the Street Class. Cars include a BMW M3, BMW Z4, Nissan 370Z, Mazda Miata, Dodge Challenger SRT8, Ford Mustang GT, Ford Mustang V6, Scion tC, Toyota Corolla S, and a Ford Focus. Some of the cars have a 2nd driver, so we have a wide variety of 4, 6, and 8 cylinder cars all set to compete!
I don't know what the pro drivers do on the day before an event, but being a regular guy I have some chores to do around the house. Today's list includes a glamorous ride to the dump to clean out some garage space. While it would be fun to drive over there in the Fiat, this is where the mighty awesome power of my 97 Ford Ranger and all 4 cylinders will be hauling the load! Other than the fuel gauge that has never worked, the only other issue is the door that controls the heat doesn't work. What's great about this particular feature is that while the AC works, and the heat works, you can only use them at full blast 100%. There is no partly chilled or partly warmed air. Lucky for me it's usually hot enough in SC to only use max AC, so that works out pretty well.
As far as tomorrow goes, we have a 50% chance of rain, so I've got to admit that a wet course will certainly make things very interesting! In my vast experience of almost a year of doing this, (please laugh at that one!), I haven't had to drive an autocross in the rain. Getting wet all day I can handle, but trying to drive quickly and brake hard will be a good time all around!
Besides the Street category, I hope to get all the three Fiats together for an Italian Family Photo, and also get some shots of Andre driving my car too.
That's it for now, gotta head to the dump!