If you think that's funny, check out the Hyundai Veloster "Velociraptor" logo above! Try the veal, I'll be here all week.
But seriously, we had another fun filled day of autocross at the Pungo Autocross Center of Excellence (PACE) with the Tidewater Sports Car Club (the link is in our links section oddly enough). It was hot, like upper 80s, and it was humid. Fortunately there was a breeze most of the day, and some clouds as well, and along with no rain it was the same driving conditions for everyone in all three run groups.
We all had 5 chances to take on the course, and only the one fastest run would count for the standings and bragging rights. While the fastest driver of the day got around the cones in 35.893 seconds, the best I could manage was a 40.783. Without wasting anymore time, let's take a look at the course, courtesy of a little old GoPro camera action from the front windshield of the NMS FIAT:
|My favorite plate of the day at Pungo!
First Run = 41.847
Second = 41.713 (only improved a bit, so not happy with this one)
Third = 41.751 (slower by 0.038, so more unhappier with this run)
Fourth = 41.300 (finally faster, by 0.413, starting to get happier!)
Fifth = 40.783 (and another 0.517 faster, let's call it a pretty good day)
|The carnival is in town!
|One kart driver today!
-In the HS class on the day, there were four of us, and I managed to take the win.-Overall on RAW time on the day: Out of 73 drivers, I placed 42nd, a bit down from the midway point.
-Overall on PAX time on the day: Same 73 drivers, using the PAX adjusted times, I finished in 21st place.
-On the season for 2017, my unofficial calculations put me in 18th place overall, and now 1st in the HS class. Eighteenth is two spots up on where I finished last year, with plenty more events until it ends in November.
|Working inside the Timing and Scoring trailer, a busy place
|Awesome #7 Chevelle
|Bobby Smith in the Porsche 914/6
|Jason Lisner heads out in his Corvette, takes Fastest Time of the Day!