|Gore-Tex by golly|
|The Italian meets a Swede|
Despite the weather, we still had a good number of new drivers in the Novice class, so I hope they all come back when the weather is NICE too! The field was split into two run groups, and every driver had 4 shots at the fast course at Pungo (THE HOME OF AUTOCROSS IN THE FREE WORLD)! In the first run group, it rained/snowed the entire time, so the course was very slick. Just for the heck of it I started with slightly higher than normal tire pressures, and then reduced tire pressure on each run. Believe it or not, it made a huge difference, and sure enough, my last run was my fastest.
|Rain, snow, sleet, whatever!|
Of course, on 2 of the 4 runs I was going too fast for conditions and spun out, so the first run was VERY slow, as you can see below. But my 2nd run was about 9 seconds faster, then another spin on #3, and finally a faster time on run 4, putting me just 0.386 behind Chris in 2nd place.
|1||HS||94||Keith Kasmire||VW TDI Wagon||Blue||47.864||47.396||48.281||46.361||46.361|
|2||HS||2||Chris Parsons||VW TDI||48.186||47.785||49.032||48.237||47.785|
|3||HS||77||Robert Nixon||2013 Fiat 500 Abarth||Red||58.355||49.241||51.784||48.171||48.171|
Congrats to Keith Kasmire for taking the win in HS and Chris Parsons for taking 2nd. Apparently that leaves me as the bronze medalist on the day as the only guy in HS not with a VW Turbo Diesel.
|Yes, it really was cold, 37 degrees cold and wet|