November 2013 Update
My final season update. I ended the season with the Jerk at my home track, NJMP Thunderbolt. This was my second dual weekend within six weeks – see below. It was also my first race this season in my home SCCA region. What a fun weekend!
For the first race / sanction, we ran with the chicane. I had my most consistent race of the season with every lap being within less than a second! That was awesome, and was validation that my determination and track time were paying off. The second race was even more fun.
Jack Banha and I were dog-fighting the whole time. Jack is much faster than me, but he has fun racing. He definitely pushed me to drive much harder, and it was a super fun finish to the season. Overall, I am very happy with the 2013 campaign. I am looking forward to racing Le Gran next season. Plus, she’s getting some sexy new Koni’s for a holiday present.
August 2013 Update
While I have not attended an SCCA event yet this year, I have had two weekends racing with IMG – the Independent Motorsports Group at Summit Point and on Lightning at NJMP. Next up, I hope I have time to race in SCCA for two Pro IT days coming on August 17 and 18 at NJMP Thunderbolt, my home track. Le Gran, my race car procured from Dave Gran has performed exceptionally! It’s an incredibly dialed in machine. And I finally got a Cool Suit!
Thank you to Mike Woeller for this great photo!
Spring Pre-Season Update
Racing season is almost upon us! I can’t wait to hit the track in full race mode. Over the winter, I purchased a very well sorted Prelude Si from Dave Gran of Go Ahead and Take the Wheel fame. I will have a chance to test her by mid April, well ahead of my first weekend at Pocono Raceway in early May. She’s an ITB – Improved Touring “B” class car, built by Kessler Engineering of CT. My buddies at Maximum Attack Motorsports have done an amazing job getting her prepared for racing duty!
Received official notice from SCCA HQ that I now have my National Competition License, obtaining my goal of earning it within my first season of racing! One of the most exciting and satisfying moments of my life! Also, I somehow managed to win my Class, ITC, for the 2012 year in New Jersey Road Racing Series. An amazing start to my racing career!