The rain stayed away for the qualifying AND race for the Thunder group. It was an incredible turn of luck, and something some of the drivers didn’t see coming. We aren’t used to luck when it comes to weather! Because of the poor weather, some of the drivers packed up and called it a day. In my opinion, they missed out on one hell of a race.
Darrell Troester took home yet another GTS 4 win. He valiantly battled himself, and through sheer grit and determination he defeated himself to take home the win.
I had to ask myself several questions during the race, but the only one that really is relevant right now is “When did they start running GTS3 cars in Thunder?” I asked myself that, because Jeff Burton was out in his Cayman S, a GTS3 car, with the Thunder Group. I let it go rather quickly, which was good because I watched Jeff drive a solid race, and take home the win.
ST3 was a quartet of Ford Performance Racing School Mustangs, and Todd Ainsworth in the Us Against One M3. Not good odds for the banana mobile, and things shook out accordingly. A Mustang did win, and it was driven by a repeat winner, but it wasn’t Frank Gannett. It was Dan McKeever, in the most evil looking BOSS at the school.
Out of nowhere (maybe Colorado? I have no idea) came a man in a small British car with a Toyota engine. Bob Schader, said man in tiny car, managed to harass some of the ST3 field during the race. Why would he do such a thing? Because he was the only guy in ST2. Thanks for coming out Bob, and for putting on a show.
Sorry Bob, and occasionally George, but my favorite ST1 car was BACK! Dan Worley and his glorious Porsche were out and running! He was alone in ST1, but he was out there! Man, I love that car.
If I tell you that a 996 GT3 Cup car beat a 911 GT3R, you’d call me crazy. And for good reason. The old Cup cars are still great, but the GT3R is a different beast altogether. That first statement would be crazy, but it happened! Or so says My Laps! Listed as the class winner in GTSU is Mark Brouse, driver of the above pictured 996 GT3 Cup car. How did he do that? He ran the full race, and the Air Power GT3R didn’t.
SU was a four way deathmatch. The R8 LMS Ultra driven by Kristian Boodoosingh faced off against Les Long and his 997 Pirate mobile, and a pair of E92 M3’s. This was the Euro fan boy race of the day! The only thing missing from the German fight was a Mercedes. In the end Kristian in the R8 took home the win, after battling to get around Les. Can we do that again next month? Please?
Speaking of next month, there’s a race weekend next month! It’s taking place on July 15th, 16th, and 17th on the East track. Join us, won’t you?