Just completed a weekend at VIR with Grassroots Motorsports UTCC (Ultimate Track Car Challenge) followed with NASA racing.
After finding success with laptimes at Summit Point the event before, I was looking on improving on my previous best laptimes. With my unrestricted tune in place, I ended up firing off some low 2:03s! My final time would end up being a 2:03.193 which was good enough for 12th overall out of 44 and 3rd fastest BMW behind James Clay's awesome E92 M3 and Steve Bassen's S54 E30.
On Saturday, I skipped qualifying since there was only 3 guys in GTS3. Before the race, it rained and I had considered switching over to my intermediate tires. In hindsight, I should have since in my haste of rotating tires, a hub centering ring got stuck on the hub. Not knowing and thinking everything was torqued down, I lasted about 2 laps before my wheel almost fell off. First DNF in a very long time :(
On Sunday, I decided to race unrestricted. I ran in GTS4 and qualified on the pole. After snagging Josh Smith's GTS3 record at Summit, I was hoping to snag the GTS4 record from Omar Lopez. Unfortunately, an out of class Porsche held me up. Though I don't think I woulda made it happen anyways as these tires saw 2 UTCC sessions, 1 partial GTS3 race on Sat, qualifying on Sunday and now the race. That was on top of the already 8-9 HCs on them! The BFG R1Ss did great though and I came through with the win.
Stay tuned as I travel to MidOhio 8/10 weekend. Hoping to test out some new secret weapons. Soon to be disclosed here!