Friday I was off about 9:30am to make the four-hour drive south to Coral Springs. I took all of the day Friday to test and practice at Tri County Hobbies on their indoor carpet track. This would be my second time to Tri County in preparedness for my trip in March to Tennessee, and the extreme carpet initiative by Jconcepts. I felt like a day at the carpet track would help me more than practice at the Coral Springs track.
Saturday after a quick stop at Chick-fil-a, it was time to get into an outdoor off-road mood at the Coral Springs track. I had two different TLR rides for the outdoor/looser conditions from my carpet cars that I had practiced with the day before. I figured we would see the same conditions we see at most outdoor tracks, which is loose in the mornings and first qualifier and then getting faster by round 2. My TLR 22 3.0 and 22-4 with Jconcepts and Tekin power put me in good starting spots for the main. After a short setback from a malfunctioning transponder loop, we would see the last set of mains in the dark. I definitely made the best tire choice in both classes, which gave me the best opportunity to win both mains. Unfortunately, the racing lately hasn’t been the cleanest on some sides. I have no problem saying I was beat by someone, or I was outdriven, but when I drive well and I work hard to make clean passes to then have them discarded and not be given respect is unacceptable. Hope the next Super Cup race I attend has better racing.
Now it’s prep time to get ready for Motorama. I will meet up with teammate, Dustin Evans, Thursday and I will start my busy weekend racing two tracks and three classes at Motorama, as I’ll also be racing the newest TLR/HorizonHobby product in the 8ight-E 4.0 along with my TLR 22 3.0 and 22-4. Be sure to stop over to say hi and check out my rides at the race!