Andre and I will head down Saturday and get a bunch of practice sessions in. We will need them given the locals who likely know the place inside out. Nik will be a good husband and father and not join us for practice but instead will send it in the am, when the flag drops.
We are racing sprint this time, a series of heat races. This will be a lot of fun in that we usually are racing cooperatively together. Today, Andre tastes sidepod (I’m kidding I won’t pod you probably. Instead let’s pod Nik).
I will also have to opportunity to get new photos and update my Google review of the facility, which is fun.
I also managed to have a frustrating ordeal with the online reservation system… but after speaking to a young lady over the phone I was at least able to confirm that wads of money thrown into the void did result in more practice sessions than Andre wants.
I think I’m gonna try to convince Andre to do all 6 practice sessions I got for Saturday night. I mean, we got nothing better to do.
Nik is riding the tightrope that all expectant parents slack-line daily. So, he’s unable to join us for the Saturday practice sessions. We did get out this week for some bumper smashing at supercharged, however. Not that prepares him for this but he’s a big boy and very capable.
@E13 is unable to join us as this race conflicts with the terms of his parole, sadly. Crossing state lines and all that.
My son can’t come, alas, because he’s currently checking out this (Goddard? Space Center):
Kart Driver - The Motion Picture - Notable Dom Quotes:
“Faster than you, f++king son of a… Saw you coming you f++king… shitheel.”
“You make the move. You make the move. It’s your move…”
" Don’t try it you f++k."
" You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talking… you talking to me? Well I’m the only one here. Who the f++ck do you think you’re talking to? Oh yeah? OK."
“I got some bad ideas in my head.”
Cool deal for your son.
Good luck to RSR this weekend!
The drive was actually nice. You get to drive on a relatively narrow 2-lane expressway that undulates over some hills related to the Hudson, I think. That was fun at highway speed on a relatively uncrowded day.
The opening bit, getting across the GW is less interesting but things change as you head North.
Qualified 10th, pretty awful but it ended up working out. Finished third in heat one for group A. Then went from 6th to 1st to win the reverse grid heat two.
Felt like I understood the track/karts much better by that point.
My poor quali meant I started the A final in 4th. Ran really long on pit stops and led most of it. Rejoined after the second stop in third and stayed there for the last two laps. Didn’t have a great kart, no front end. But regardless I felt like I could have driven it a bit better and wasn’t as consistent as I should have been. Finished third and if I had run some better times in the middle of the race, p2 would have been likely.
Really fun event though and had a great time. I’m sure dom will have the footage up in the near future.