I heard someone at the track today describe Brandon and his team as 'relentless'. Very true. Those guys are constantly working to make that car faster. Brandon is obviously driving well, and his team is being rewarded for their work.
Sunday's race will be very interesting if the wet weather conditions toss in a big variable. I'm sure they'll all deal with it well. We'll see who comes up with the best combo. I wouldn't be surprised if the FB cars come out ahead of other (fat tire) classes if it's raining.
Good luck to all.
and seeing car after car coming in on the hook, some of them with one corner remaining, I felt extremely fortunate to have suffered relatively minor damage in the ass packin' incident in T10 on lap 3.
I was going around Mucha on the brakes into 10, thru spray so heavy as to be unbelievable. As I came out of the mist, I couldn't avoid an FM going about 20 mph.
Initial damage report looks like a nose cone, nose box, steering rack, FARB.
Wing flaps, end fences, main plane, and damper cvr might be able to be repaired.
Will be in VIR, better than ever!
Congrats to the McLaughlin Motorsports crew who have suffered some incredibly unfortunate "luck" this year, ie Homestead being taken out in a big way in T1, race 1, and RRR two weeks back w/ a broken chain on the start.
Sounds like the race was a mess, lot's a wrecked cars.
It was ugly to say the least, and thats a view from the pits! Worst incident waas BIG and involved Keith Grant/FA and Jacek Mucha/CSR. Based on eyewitness remark Grant was coming up to lap Mucha on the very fast back straight, with Mucha possibly letting up a bit. Result was Grant rear-ending Mucha who in turn did several flips/rolls, destroying his CSR. Grant backed into the berm quite hard. Decision was made at that time to checker the race with the results reverting to the last completed lap - #16. Thus Grant won overall and Mucha 1st in CSR. Fortunately both drivers were OK.
I'll wait for my good friend Cooper to do his chronicle on the incident that ended his day.