From Takata R&D, Thank you Bill and Sandy for putting on such a kick-ass event! I know it's not easy, especially when you have goobers like us that don't even have the right size fire extinguisher--thanks for letting us borrow one
The car (93 Accord) ran awesome without a hiccup all weekend, 250k miles on the stock 125hp motor and 7 races, it still amazes me that it holds together..
I came to the track totally paranoid about sound so I had welded an extra muffler on the rear, for a total of 3. It was quiet as hell, but even 3 mufflers couldn't stop that horrible Honda buzz/fart sound Turns out we didn't need the third muffler and took it off Friday.
Thursday we ran great--a few not-so-good pit stops, but other than that very clean. We got 4th place, a testament to the fact that a thoroughly mediocre team with a mediocre car can do pretty well in Chump with a little bit of prep. I think the key for me is that the car is street legal and I can drive it around for shake down runs before any events.
Friday we ran even better, zero issues, great pitstops, no breakdowns and a fastest lap of 1:51, but I think the rest of the teams really got their act together on Friday because we dropped to 9th.
We all had a great time, everyone else was awesome to race with, there were times when I thought there a bit too much aggression (*cough* black sc300 *cough*), but whatever that's what racing is about! And Laguna is always a pleasure.
See you next year
Thanks again Bill
edit: Shoutout to that Maserati team, It was so awesome seeing a Biturbo on track, I bet that was fun to find parts for