5.7.16 – “ENDURANCE RACING IN MY ACCORD RACING MACHINE”
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For more info on the car – see the full post of the car build here.
Really fun race. I had a good start and got up to 1st pretty quickly. From there I was able to stay in the lead for the first 29 laps. Robert Rice was slowly gaining on me and with every lap, I was really hard on my tires. I was a little greedy with trying to carry too much speed through the corners which was causing the car to push. By the end of the race I was down to the steel belt on the front right tire.
Robert got on my inside during the last lap and I could not take back 1st. I ended up finishing 2nd, by just .508 of a second. Given how bad of shape my tires were was a pretty good result. My first top 3 at Irwindale and I set fastest lap of the race, so a great night!
Thank you to TrakkTape – Great product for protecting my car on track!