Sorry about the unanticipated delay at the end of today's event. My right front tire decided to make a jail-break and tried to get away. I'm not sure how many people have experienced the jarring (feel and sound) of something breaking on their pride and joy, but let me tell you... it ain't good.
Luckily, it just sheared off all the lugs on that one hub. I changed from my racing wheels to my stock wheels for this event. I must have inadvertantly created a weak point. Either I didn't torque it enough for the extended lugs (I torqued it to stock specs), or did something else in relation to the change of wheels (18x9.5 to 17x8). One thing I am sure of... its probably my fault.
The car is still at Kruse. Ryan's dad (a mechanic) and I are going to go fix it on Monday afternoon. I am very fortunate to have Ryan's family on my side. They treat me very well.
Speaking of treating me well, I would like to thank everyone who helped or tried to help. I apologize if I was a little 'short' right after the incident. I was trying to digest the situation. One thing I have learned about the Fort Wayne SCCA (and our visitors) is that we all stick together. I am proud to be part of this group.
And to John (I think that's his name... ESP 17 Trans Am, maybe James?), please let me know if your jack is 'jacked' up. I will take care of any damages that may have been caused by using it to move my car. I really appreciate the help and you shouldn't have something that no longer works because you helped me.
Again, thanks to all and sorry for the delay at the end of the note.
Cliff Notes - Todd is thankful the damage was very minor and not an axle or differential. :)