A friend sent this today.
Congrats brother!Unfortunately, no pics and very little video. This was my first NASA sanctioned event which is the course I have selected to earn my competition license. Holly and I literally went nonstop from sun up to sun down Friday through today. Other than a brief lunch on Saturday and Sunday, I was either in class or on the track. I didn’t get to watch any of HVR on track...nothing. I was pissed about that, but it is what it is.
As I stated on my build thread, I was fortunate enough to get promoted from HPDE1 to HPDE2 after three sessions on Saturday. TBH, the third session was in a steady rain, on slicks which made things very interesting. I think the instructor may have not wanted back in the car...🤣.
For the most part, for those starting out in NASA, it’s a lot of laps of a lot of drills...especially in HPDE1. HPDE2 gets some open laps. So my last session on Sunday in HPDE2 had some decent laps. First lap is always yellow. Laps 2 and 3 for this session was side by side with a partner for entire lap to get comfortable with door to door in the corners rather than just a point by on the straights. I was paired with a ‘70’s Z28 who is also coming up the ranks for vintage W2W. Super nice guy. He was actually parked between Mark an I in the paddock.
Anyway, here’s the only video from this weekend. I was pleased to be able to catch and pass the Cobra. In the previous session I was able to catch and pass a newer GT350. However, the owner was as green as me and I’m 100% certain that was the highest contributing factor. The car still had a temporary paper tag.
Here’s my fastest lap of the session. I’m 6-12 seconds slower than most everyone in HVR, Mark’s race group.