Date: Mon, May 16, 2011 10:23 am
Is it OK to resent Sunny Mondays after a cold rainy day of autocrossing
at the Fort Rain Grissom autocross?
Of all the heats mine was the least rainy--see how desparate I am--
and all but the last of the 5 runs actually had some decent grip.
Lookin around at my heat I realized that I was in the "large" car heat;
was that just a coincidence?
I told my wife that I was just going for the visiting anyway and
that turned out to be mostly true. One of my Ft Wayne friends-Scott
Woosley was moving to Missouri quite soon.
Some of my friends wiped my Lexan windshield at the start of my
runs. Wipers and Rainex don't work on plastic. I will never have a
plastic winsheld again. Some of my friends seemed to forget that they
had windshield wipers.
The course was familiar by the big sweeper on the south(prison) end
and there was a clockwise sweeper on the north end that is taken
correctly led into a chicane that could be taken as a straight if you
aimed just right. This was followed my a challenging slalom which I
made cleanly, if slowly.
Scott Lewis in the ":purple pylon eater" tube frame Camaro trounced
me. Scott played the game exactly right--he had one clean run. I,
embarassingly, only had one dirty run--should have been trying harder!
Our lady CPer did not wimp out and made a gallant effort.
My new experiment by quieting my turbo by a large expansion chamber
right at the turbo exhaust outlet seemed to work and also picked up
some boost response.
I will take this old guy all day on this Sunny Monday to catch
up--How about a rule where old 65+ geezers don't have to work?
Now to get the Roadster out of monthballs now that the Stinger is
mostly ready for the
Corvair Olympics and the convention.