And they’re off…
For Dom, a promising start, For Nick, a new beginning, and for Nik Trenchi, redemption (bad kart heat 1).
Nick and Nik
I took first in both my heats. I went and sent it hard in the first heat, channeling my inner Marc Coltelli, and more or less dominated. I think I was over a half second faster than 2. I won’t get too excited because this is quali against random groups as we get sorted. Still, feels nice.
I’ll take it because I won’t be seeing this often
Nick had a great time and really loved it, placing mid pack his first time out. Not bad at all, Son! Bear in mind this was completely new to him… never been on track 1 or at speed 4.
He had thoughts in regards to introducing his girlfriend to karting.
I get flagged for an unexpected reason
He doesn’t think this is what he wants to show her first. He said “I really loved this but it’s different and in some sense has no soul” as compared to the outdoor stuff.
That’s not to say he doesn’t love doing it, he does. But it’s like what I said at the start of season 1,… it’s a whole different thing… how the tracks are laid out, how the kart drives. He instantly caught on to the “there’s no momentum” that the kart needs a different approach.
In regards to facilities, he’d prefer to take her to OVRP which is charming, picturesque, and sufficiently disheveled, imperfect… real.
New faces from Tuesday this time around: (names to follow but fella far right is Joseph Mailloux who is a board sports guy and surfer).
I agree with him. Her first take of karting should show her the soul, not the flash.
More to come,
The music worked out nicely for the closing lap…
Quali is mixed, random groups. Eyes up!
I get a gap
Some tippy taps happened
Wave by at end
@nikspeeds the headlamp is a keeper methinks, but maybe setting 2 or with diffuser. I think h1 is diffuser, h2 bare bulb.