Yeah we'll be there but I'm still holding my breath for MSR Houston, MSR Cresson, NOLA, Hallett, ANYTHING that's not a three day haul from south Texas before the end of September. I bet I'm not the only one.
We were in the #149 nb miata, Effective Team Racing. We've been racing Champ and wrl with other teams in other cars, but came to Harris Hill as a newly formed team with a new car. We ran as EC which is sorta odd for a miata I know, but I'm not sweating the classing until I see more CC within reach. I prefer CC, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
So with a completely new car with zero track time, we came into this hoping to learn as much as possible and just have fun. Had a few hiccups along the way Saturday, such as a loose #4 injector connection (thankful it was within reach), but we kept pressing on. Car had a waaaay too aggressive alignment for our tastes (hey looks good on paper right?), and we had trouble getting comfortable and settling in. All drivers agreed it was just wiggly all over and we felt pretty slow.
Sunday we go out there with a few suspension adjustments and our first driver says it's a lot better. Minutes later in the braking zone for the back off-camber right hander, a white e46 locks up on the inside (bout a car length or more behind) and smacks our right rear. I was spotting at the time so I happened to have my eyes focused right on the incident. Car hobbles in and now we've got a destroyed wheel/tire and 1" toe-in on the rear, yay. Diagnosis is some bent stuff but nothing broken, so I max the alignment eccentrics but can only get to 3/4" toe in. Out we go crab walking for the rest of the day and still manage to turn our best lap times of the weekend. Rock on!
All in all we had a great weekend. Seeing the checker both days with minimal time in the pits is an achievement with a new car. Most importantly we all had fun, and that was my #1 goal when forming this team.
That e46 happened to be our pit neighbor, and unfortunately it ended their day. We come to race with the understanding that these things happen, but still a "my bad" is protocol in my opinion. Didn't get it. Sad face.
C'mon Champ, you see the demand here in Texas. We want to race CC!