Thanks for the compliments; it was a great weekend for me. Probably some of the best driving I've pulled off in the Z to date, especially on Sunday. I fear a return to normalcy is due for the Toledo Pro, but one can always hope! Too bad my new good luck charm (Fenter) won't be there.[;)] It is funny to think I was --><-- this close to pulling the plug on going, even as I was hitching up on Thursday night.
Fresh factory pads with the shim layer peeled off seem to have fixed the spongy brake pedal I've been dealing with for the past year. Seems I had a pile of pad taper both in the "normal" direction and radially across the rotor. I logged some really incredible stopping Gs on Sunday, 1.47 G (!!!), and I don't remember getting any hard pedal ABS Sat or Sun.
Fenter is the one that really deserves kudos, though. He utterly put away CS, and managed 9th overall on an index dominated by mod & prepared. He's going to be tough to beat at Nationals this year, much less locally. We can only hope that he slows down as his tires age.