Unfortunately the #77 Abarth was unavailable this weekend for the July points event for SCR, so I thought I'd do my duty to make up for the shortage of NMS drivers by running with SCR in Charleston on Saturday and then with the Triad Sports Car Club on Sunday in Winston-Salem. Below is the #86 Miata in paddock in North Charleston, with clouds rolling in.
Shaking off the disappointment of Saturday, I trekked north on Sunday morning to have fun at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in North Carolina. Again, rain threatened all day but managed to skip the fairgrounds for the whole event. The ES class was only two cars (two more were registered in Novice as well). Unlike the smaller lot in Charleston, this course had three sections that needed a shift to third gear for my car, which I struggled with during all 4 runs. Fortunately, I managed to get enough of the rest of the course right and brought home first place in ES class!
All in all, it was a very fun weekend to hang out with all the other car folks and talk about driving fast. Above is the view from the grandstands at the fairgrounds. Below is the first place glass from the Triad group.