27th Apr2016

Before The Storm: NASA Utah Round 2 Time Trial Results

by Michael Chandler

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Not everything was run in the rain.  A good chunk of the TT sessions were run in the dry, cool air which allowed the drivers to set some good lap times.  Good times like the 1:39.675 James Pasquier laid down to take the win in the largest TT class of the day, TT3.  He was the only TT3 driver to set a time in the 1:30’s.

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TT1 saw the return of David Gilliland.  Unfortunately I didn’t see that triumphant return, but I did see him in the Lightning race.  He threw down a 1:38.821 in the first session of the day.

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Shawn didn’t blown anything up, or set fire to anything!  Hooray!  He did rip a coupler on his intercooler piping, but that didn’t stop him from lapping the West Track in 1:36.742 and taking the win in TT2.  By the way, he still calls his Subaru a “street car” because it has a full interior.  It has a full rollcage that makes a lot of that interior useless ballast, but he seems to enjoy it.

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David Bradshaw went out in the first session and threw down a 1:45.668, which held up all day and got him the TTB win.  Again, missed that session but caught the Lightning race.  Here ya go Dave.

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TTD was a one man show.  That man being Trevor Pope.  He ran a 1:49.481 in the second session.

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PAUL MITCHELL was atop the TTE ladder, with a 1:46.946 and Todd or Matt or Alex or whoever behind the wheel.  The official results sheet says Todd Green, but in case that was wrong I have officially covered my bases!

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And finally, in TTU, Brendon Stewart graduated to the Huracan and put down a very respectable 1:30.142!  He was the highest placing Makes & Models driver on the day, but all of the Makes & Models drivers finished on the podium in their respective classes.

And there you have it for TT.  Tomorrow we return with our final group: Thunder!  Prepare for Thunderdome puns, clouds, and rain photos.

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