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Thread: Race Recap - MX-5 Series at Watkins Glen

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    Default Race Recap - MX-5 Series at Watkins Glen

    There was a lot of very tight racing going on tonight, and a big field!! Thanks to everyone who made it out tonight!!

    Congratulations to Greg Mac who won the pole, had the fastest lap of the race, led the most laps, and took home the win tonight with a very tough field!!


    Fin Pos Start Pos Car # Name Out Interval Laps Led Average Lap Time Fastest Lap Time Fast Lap# Laps Comp Inc
    1 1 2 Greg Mac Running 0 14 01:27.813 01:26.467 5 28 1
    2 12 43 Kris Hudson Running -10.102 0 01:28.173 01:26.843 23 28 10
    3 9 221 Drew D Lidkea Running -10.42 0 01:28.185 01:26.702 17 28 13
    4 4 97 John-Taylor Tami Running -10.607 0 01:28.192 01:26.881 26 28 9
    5 6 757 Lowesky D'Oleo Running -18.001 0 01:28.456 01:27.290 17 28 13
    6 15 16 Jay Steffey Running -24.954 0 01:28.704 01:27.599 25 28 0
    7 18 50 Rafael Sosa Running -47.819 0 01:29.520 01:27.955 25 28 15
    8 17 91 Jay Freels Running -1:03.236 0 01:30.071 01:28.120 17 28 16
    9 20 29 Raymond G Rodriguez Running -1:46.377 0 01:31.611 01:28.195 14 28 15
    10 21 78 David Anderson Running -3 L 0 01:28.790 01:28.208 24 25 2
    11 3 7 Angel Ledesma Disconnected -4 L 3 01:27.915 01:26.461 5 24 18
    12 2 111 Humberto Roca Running -4 L 11 01:29.167 01:26.929 3 24 12
    13 13 19 Miguel Antonio Alcrudo Disconnected -8 L 0 01:28.407 01:26.982 4 20 16
    14 14 62 Greg Brockway Running -18 L 0 01:43.869 01:28.751 6 10 7
    15 8 214 Liam Park Disconnected -19 L 0 01:32.664 01:28.757 4 9 5
    16 7 11 Tim Collier Running -22 L 0 01:30.628 01:27.616 5 6 6
    17 5 12 Andrew Cheslock Disconnected -22 L 0 01:27.587 01:27.069 3 6 4
    18 16 9 Marco Calabi Disconnected -22 L 0 01:31.989 01:29.486 4 6 10
    19 19 307 John Prince Disconnected -23 L 0 01:33.149 01:29.881 2 5 7
    20 10 237 Scott Burke Disconnected -24 L 0 01:31.527 01:28.482 3 4 6
    21 11 179 Peter Hebron Disconnected -24 L 0 01:32.716 4 17
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    I feel an apology is in order for Kris Hudson and JT and any others that were caught up in my self-immolation in T1 after I decided I had a run on Kris and did not go narrow enough through T1. Kris gave me more than enough room. So, on with the show.

    The video shows exactly how I started to light myself on fire. I was having internet issues, which caused some blinking; again, sorry if that created other problems earlier. After tapping Kris, JT had the unfortunate and non-delicious experience of having to drive through my car. At this point, I was backwards and was trying to park the car against the guard rail because I didn't know what would happen if I just slammed on the brakes. Car wasn't turning....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_q2...ature=youtu.be

    And, here is why the car wouldn't steer any long, rofls:

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    That was a fun race. You guys were too fast for me. I learned a thing or two later in the race, but only managed a 27.6. Way to go guys, you were amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simracinglawyer View Post
    . At this point, I was backwards and was trying to park the car against the guard rail because I didn't know what would happen if I just slammed on the brakes.
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    That was an amazing move in revers, trying to get out of the way Andrew. We always say hold the brakes, but that was some wicked heads-up racing and thinking of others right there. Shame it ended your race as apart from the blinking, you had great pace.

    That was my first MX-5 race and man that was fun. This fixed setup really teaches and rewards patience and momentum.
    Had an all race battle with Kris, Miguel, and JTT. Nicely done gents. Although maybe we didn't play the 'train game' to catch up to the leaders we raced hard and fair all night.
    Big thanks to Tim and crew for putting this all together.
    Congrats to Greg on the win and my Can Am teamie Kris, on the other podium spot

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    Unfortunate night for me.

    I set an optimal lap (every sector was purple) on Q1, and somehow bested that for Q2,

    Race started out well, until on Lap 4 a blinking car blinked at just the wrong time. I lost focus for just a moment and clipped the wall outside T7. Car was now slow down the straights, but still competitive with a pack of guys.

    Had a great battle with two guys until lap 10, where I got the run into T6 and we went side by side. I didn't go past, but was on the outside for T7. I've no idea what happened to the other driver, but I was body checked off course as though he didn't realize I was there. I don't believe it was malicious, but my night was all but over.

    I entered the pits for have 3 minutes of optional repairs and was released after 1 minute. Whatever moose made that decision has now been sacked. Car was crabbing slightly and alignment was off. I spun coming out of the pits, hitting the wall and just called it a night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlidkea View Post
    That was an amazing move in revers, trying to get out of the way Andrew. We always say hold the brakes, but that was some wicked heads-up racing and thinking of others right there. Shame it ended your race as apart from the blinking, you had great pace.
    Drew, thanks for the very kind words. I actually had the same thing happen in practice earlier this week, unless I am hallucinating. Once I was backwards, I immediately knew I had to remedy any harm I had already done and I think I was able to do that. Sorry again to those that were on the receiving end of my stupidity.

    My pace was pretty good, which is the sad part. I guess my idea of buying one of these to race in real life isn't such a stupid idea!? But, I keep learning. I still think I am doing pretty well being now basically two months into this having taken something like 7 years off. And, all my improvement is completely due to the help I have received from you guys!

    Best place to league race! LOL

    PS - I think my internet issues are related to the wireless and not the actual connection to the CO. My house is pre-war, which makes using 802 very difficult because of the plaster walls. I have a mesh network, but I do not have a node in the original living room. I know that standard and networking pretty well (actually litigated two of the biggest 802 patent cases), and think I have a packet dropping/syncing problem. That is the only explanation given the overall quality. i think to solve that, I am going to locate the modem in my new sim cave to hardwire and locate some more nodes elevated for everything else. I might even go so far as to cut holes in the ceilings and locate the nodes there..... I mod my house like mod cars...

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    That is a good plan to hard wire your race room.

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    I had a 1x and 4 car contacts by the time I got spun in turn 1 of lap 4. Next time I'm starting from the pits.

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    Was stuck on a phone call that I couldnt get off for work for the first few laps. But then jumped in , left from the pits and just drove my race. Ended up getting a solid result by just being there, as things came to me. These cars are so much fun to drive. Maybe that's why I own two of them in real-life!
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