#8, #29 and #43 are now available as one-offs for this race. If the full-time drivers claim the cars before anyone else, they will start on Sunday.
- Every full time time driver must announce their presence/absence when a race thread is posted. Drivers who haven't announced their presence 48 hours before the start of official qualifying will have their cars made available as one-offs.
Post by Greg DellaCella on Jul 18, 2021 18:41:57 GMT
Really short day for the 78 today. After looking at the replay, I have to own this one. Sorry to Ray and David for the early contact. I think the Ray and I were going for the same piece of racetrack but I did oversteer up into the back of his car. Again, apologies to the 4 and the 2. Ending up outside the track on the opening lap was not the way I wanted to debut in the 78 car. Qualifying was solid, better than I thought going into it.
I'll definitely take the positives out of another retirement, mainly because most of stint I had a really nice performance, above my expectations to be honest. However, as the car became lighter, near to the end of stint, it became too edgy. Not a real surprise since I've been advised about how this chassis is a difficult one to tame.
I was 2 laps from pitting when I really felt the car becoming really loose. And then at T1 right rear gave up and there went me helpless to barrier.
Also I want to apologise Jules for a move at T1 when I understeered to much and we touched. I did all I could to not spin both of us and thankfully we both managed to stand still. I lifted and left you keep the place as it was minimum I could do.
Thanks guys for another top of class broadcast, to Jason White for a helping hand on setup and congrats to Pat Patrick guys for the 1-2!
"Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut" - Cohen, Jimmy - Goodfellas ------------------------------------------------------ #25 Interscope Racing - USAC 78 #17 Barclay Arrows BMW - F1 1986
The first corner of the first lap and my front left corner was damaged when Greg entered the corner with nowhere to go and hit Ray's rear and then my front left. That upset an already badly handling car. After that I just tried to do the best that I could and had some good battles trying to keep people behind me. I did my pitstop under the yellow and came out in 6th place. Dropped down to 9th at the finish. Fun but hard work.
Congratulations to David for the win and Jacob for a close second , I didn't see who finished 3rd but well done. Adam.
Post by August Watring on Jul 18, 2021 21:22:40 GMT
This was a pretty decent race all things considered. Started 16th, raced my way up to 8th. I'm sorry Alan for giving you a bit of a bump draft when you where racing Jason White. It was great fun racing with everyone in the upper part of the top 10 throughout the race today. Like David said, the M24 is kinda sktechy on low fuel. I ended up throwing on a lot of rear wing to get it just manageable at the end of a stint. It feels good to finally finish a race at a track I struggled at previously.
Congrats to the Pat Patrick boys on the 1-2. Now to go back and watch the broadcast and begin the long wait until we roll into College Station.
Post by Jacob Fredriksson on Jul 18, 2021 21:28:55 GMT
Yay, that was a great race!
I came into this round with no expectations. Trenton may be a favorite of mine, but due to being out of town and work, I had virtually no practice until after the F1 race today. I got one setup of mine working ok, but David sent me his, and thank you very much for that! Faster, but especially smoother. At Trenton, smoothness is essential.
Qualifying is not mu thing, I'll take 6th. Starts however, are my thing. So was a bit miffed when I got stuck on the outside at the start, but sliced my way past the Penskes at least. First half of the race was maintaining track position against Hackman.
The caution came right at my disposal. I didn't pit at once, because 53 laps on one tank did not sound like fun. 50 was absolute maximum at green flag pace. So I waited two laps of yellow to pit, to give myself some extra marginal at the end of the race.
This restart was better for me. I think starts and restarts are my strength. I got through the traffic within two laps and started chasing Jaques, knowing I was better on fuel than him. With 10 to go, I upped the boost and went for it.
I needed one more lap. But, ran out of fuel on the cool-down.
So after two strong DNF's, and one horrible showing, and one weak DNF from me, finally I feel like I'm back on form.