Team Pan Am Regional Club Racers are at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. Team Pan Am club racers John Basler and Richard Dziak are at the track for the 9th annual Phoenix Children's Hospital Event. The first day of racing was good and bad. John Basler driving his 1993 Formula Continental made his way to Phoenix International Raceway for the first time. After his first lap in practice, John's car developed a major oil leak, dropping oil all over the track from start to finish, so John was knocked out of the competition for the day, He could not determine the problem, and it appears to be somewhat major, as he could not restart the engine which appeared to be locked up. Situations like this can be very frustrating for the owner/driver, especially paying the entry fee to race, and making the long tow to Phoenix from El Paso.
Richard Dziak driving his Phoenix F1000 was the sole F1000 class driver in his FB class, and recorded the first place finish. The Phoenix F1000 ran flawlessly and this was Richard's 11 race in the new SCCA Class FB ( F1000). Weather was warm today and tomorrow (Sunday) temps will drop to about 78 degrees which should make for ideal racing weather.
I will provide another update tomorrow to see if John Basler could correct the oil leak problem and provide the results of Richard Dziak in his Phoenix F1000 formula race car. Hopefully John will be able to resolve and correct the problem and get some track time to race on this beautiful NASCAR and IndyCar track. It's a first class track and racing facility.