The forecast called for rain, and it did not disappoint. At times on Saturday the West Track seemed more fit for a regatta then sports car racing, but the brave and/or foolish drivers in the Lightning race group were prepared for the conditions! Some held it together better than others, while others just tried to hold it together.
At the top of the field and his class was Arthur Golebiowski. I’m not 100% sure how he does it, but when the rains fall Arthur seems to wind up atop the Spec Z podium. He also won himself a hat for being the overall race group winner:
See? Fancy stuff!
In the other Spec class, Spec Miata, Chris Bond got himself out of the wet race and into a dry win! See, in my head I had “got himself out of the wet race and into a dry martini” because James Bond drinks martinis… And Chris’s last name is Bond… And his car number is 007… There’s a little peak behind the curtain for you. Anyway, Chris took the class win by 15.580 seconds.
STUNNING NEWS IN PTE!!! Todd Green didn’t win! I’ll give you a minute to fix your face
That’s better. Randy Cummings, also in a Miata, beat out Todd by 9.313 seconds.
Mid-engined Porsches seem to be the chassis of choice in GTS3, and black seems to be the “in” color. Jeff Burton, in his Porsche with the engine in a far more sensible place, brought home a win.
And finally, in GTS2 we had a battle between Chris Haunold in his trusty 911 and Tom Rogers and his E30 3 series. Porsche vs. BMW! Bavaria vs. Not Bavaria! Yuppie wounder vs. Yuppie wounder! WHO WOULD WIN?!? Who would emerge victorious in this titanic battle of 1980’s opulence?!? If you had your money on the man in the Porsche…
TAKE YOUR WINNING TICKETS TO THE WINDOW! Tom finished on the lead lap, but the margin of victory for Chris was the largest in the entire group: 19.034 seconds.
Where’s the rest of the coverage?!? It’s coming over the next couple of days.