Full Race and Commentary from GSRC
Watch the Full race from my Roll bar camera.
Or watch full race onboard with Tom who races at the front.
So for 3rd race of the season we go to Lime Rock Park.
So who thought it would be a good idea to stick 45 MX-5’s on this track, with lap times of less than 60 seconds
Oh my god it is going to be carnage…well that’s what i was expecting anyway.
So racing this week is Andy, Noel, JB and Tom joins us for his first race in this series.
So onto Qualifying.
Pole Position for Sonny Kanchin with a 56.566
Top spot for our racers is
7th Position for Tom with a 56.914
15th for Noel with a 57.416
Andy-G 34th with a 57.998
JB 37th with a 58.560
So there are 10 racers in the 56 second bracket and 26 drivers in the 57 sec bracket.
Lime Rock is only 1.50 mi (2.41 km) in length with 7 corners
As normal i lost some time at the start, one day i will launch the car properly, made a little time back going round the outside
at turn 1 and 2 all very tidy up to corner 5 (The Uphill). On cresting the hill all seemed fine which was a bit of a surprise, because if it is going to go wrong then it will be there. Well it had gone wrong for a few drivers but they were now halfway down the back straight and on the left, we weaved our way past safely and none of us were involved…which makes a pleasant change.
So after the first lap problems me and JB had gained 5 places which was nice.
So JB was behind me till lap 14 and i followed until i pitted on lap 18, and this is where i lost some time, another car was also pitting so i was watching them to make sure they did not slow down too much or mess anything up. So i am staring at my pit limit speed, as we have no limiters in these car’s. Ok so all good i am now on pit lane so where is my pit man, behind me is the answer to that question “Behind me!” STOP, reverse and hit pit wall, crap.
Well i was not expecting my pit box to be the first in the pit lane, and my lazy ass pit man to be leaning over the wall.
In the practice my pit lane was at the front, but after qualify it was at the back…great. So lost at least 10 seconds with my adventure. I was very lucky to not get disqualified for reversing in pit lane.
Then it was just a run till the end of the race where i ended up in 27th place and 0 incidents.
Jonathan Butel was 24th
Noel ended up in good 12th place
And Tom ended up in a very good 4th place in the other Team Tortoise Car.
No carnage at Lime Rock after all, and no major incident’s for any of us this time, so a good day out.
Overall winner was Sonny Kanchin.
Next race is Philip Island.