Sunday started off with a few sprinkles, but we managed to get some decent (although not record setting) times. By the third run, it was pouring. Many competitors sat out, but I got some practice in the rain. The fourth run was better, and almost on pace, as the pooling water had all run off the hill. After lunch, the hill was dry and fairly cool, so the times started coming down. I still struggled to best my saturday afternoon time, and started to push hard. I attempted to take the esses at full throttle based on some advice from an experienced racer. Unfortunately, as I crossed the crown in the road, I had both right wheels in the air. This upset the car, and I almost went in (to the woods)! I saved it, and still managed to turn my best time of the day, only .5 seconds behind my best from Saturday. Finally, on the last run of the day, I managed to put together a clean run (with a little lift in the esses), and picked up 0.080, finishing the event with a 55.040 second time, still over 2 seconds ahead of my nearest competitor. Unfortunately, the record still stands at 53.1, a tough time to beat set in 2010. I'll get it next year!
This weekend I'll be heading to Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA for a High Performance Driving Event! VIR is a fantastic track, and I expect to exceed 120 MPH on the back straight. Our next hill will be in three weeks at Polish Mountain in Flintstone, MD where I expect the Improved Touring S class five way battle to rage on as George and Dale's Mazda RX-7 returns to the action!