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SMR News & Updates

Watkins Glen was Pretty Flippin’ Sweet

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Tim Paul The weather on Saturday morning, was, by my estimation, pretty good. We were handed an awkward drying track situation, with overnight rain wetting most of the track pretty well. I just went out and looked for grip, and pushed it as far as I could. I had one long lazy slide in the carousel where I almost stalled the car as it came to a (almost) rest, but other than that we didn’t put a wheel wrong all weekend, and took home the pole on Saturday by a full second and a half. I couldn’t be happier. Glenn and Kevin and Mike and Matt and Jim all just did an amazing job, especially when you take into account that I haven’t driven the car since last October and it did not go through an off-season rebuild process.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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photo 4 Race 1

We had been fighting understeer all weekend. I qualified 10th and finished 10th. There wasn’t much drama, although at the mid-point, myself and teammate Devin Jones (started 9th) managed to make our way to the middle of the top 10. The cars went away and we fell back by the end, Devin ending up with a 9th and me in 10th, exactly where we started.