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Awesome result despite the finishing position (which doesn't matter). Coming out of a race with a good-running, non-broken car was always a great feeling.Well we took 32nd out of 133 cars at Sonoma. Saturday had lots of rain. We were slow and had to come in for a little bit to fix a blown fuse for the wipers. Finished about 39th. Sunday was mostly dry and we made up some positions, but two pass under yellows (different team mates) and a spin (me) meant 3 black flags and we donated to the charity to get out of jail.
Final driver had a strong finish to get us into 32nd overall and 13th in class.
Car ran well all weekend. It seems to run richer at Sonoma, maybe the cold air? The exhaust stayed together for the first time in a long time. Inconel on manifold to turbo studs and stainless 316 on wastegate studs. Both with nordlocks and resbond thread locker. I did have a spare manifold, hot side and wastegate bolted together with all inconel studs just in case.
We were also able to run 2 full hours on the new gas tank without having to go easy on the throttle. I don’t know the limit yet. Before we could get about 15 minutes less.
My car is very tail happy in the rain. My first driver was very cautious, my second driver was new to the track. It was pretty good for the third and fourth drivers on Saturday. The RS4s on the car had already seen a weekend in the rain last year, plus a Buttonwillow race. We flipped them inside out to even the wear, but I never felt very confident in them. I debated on some 300TW tires for the rain, but didn't pull the trigger on a set.Awesome result despite the finishing position (which doesn't matter). Coming out of a race with a good-running, non-broken car was always a great feeling.
Why were you slow in the rain...visibility issues due to wipers, or something else like tire/suspension performance in the bad conditions? I drove Sonoma in the original death cab v8 244 (under new ownership in 2011), and it felt like it had major toe-out, and it had no wipers at all, and it rained all day Saturday. Pretty pretty prettttttty terrible to drive and quite slow...could only run hard about 3/4 of the straight because you couldn't see and had to slow down just in case.
It's pretty obvious the guy doesn't care about the car or the others in the race, he also had Randy Pobst on his team, so maybe he was trying to prove something. There seemed to be a few BMWs and Miatas driving that way.haha, exhibit A, starting at 3:45 mark...the throttle blip at 3:58 mark, what are you trying to do????? Those cars occasionally do well cause they're fast, but so often it ends with black flags or offs.