Monday, October 12, 2015

Topping Off My Rookie Year

  This past year of racing has been a filled with a whole lot of mixed emotions and feelings. From the nervous excitement of my first event (which never goes away), to the frustration of knowing I can drive better, parts or tires not fitting/working right, or the feeling of needing more power. I wouldn't trade the learning experience and fun I've had for anything! 
  So after some motivation from new found friends, and telling signs (A friend running this event for the first time on their birthday weekend, and this one being my birthday weekend also) I decided to sign up for the "Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Association" event at the Fontana Autoclub Speedway. Although I only entered for the one day Saturday part i still had a feeling of "Making It to the SuperBowl" 
  My run group had me doing the Speed Stop Challenge first, I definitely felt the need for power on this event on the long first straightaway. I only ran 3 times having dropped from a 22.7 to 20.9 and ended with a 19.9 which I was happy with. Then when I headed to the Autocross portion right away I had problems with the power steering fighting back with me, and whining like a lil baby (Hahaa!!). After a couple runs it was pointed out to me the belt was twisted. I drove back to the garages and straightened it back out, but the whining didn't stop, so I decided to save the car for the road rally after 5 runs. I managed to pull out a 53.7 run though. 
  The Road Rally was pretty fun too. We headed out from the Speedway through the city of Fontana, went to Rotolo Chevrolet dealer where they were boasting a local cruise night, then back to the track for the Welcome dinner. 
  Through all the excitement, frustration, and just plain fun I had, I didn't get too many pictures to share with you guys. But here are some of my favorite ones I got, and a couple of my car by & Optima Batteries. Hope you guys enjoy them! 


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