I thought we were going to have a kinder, gentler M-O?
> I just woke up from the long drive home from MID/O to mid-Mich.
> The M/O paddock police don't give you much time to clean out ...GET OUT, no
> you cant leave in the morning GET OUT NOW! I'll un-pack latter, maybe
> I crewed for Sam & no Sam Halkias isn't on the FOT list and I've
> asked him a number of times to no avail, maybe someday. I wouldn't be
> racing today if it weren't for his help. This was my week to help him.
> Practice went well and we got to see what times were going to be
> like. 1:34 - 1:35+ were expected on the poll . Sam came in around 9th I
> think. Sound got him at 105db, re-did the turnout on the pipes and hoped for
> the best.
> Lost the #1 engine during 2nd Qualifying , (picked up a piece
> junk in the dry sump pump) . pulled it and re-installed the #2 engine that
> night, buttoned it up in the morning. As I torqued down the wheels I found
> the right axle had blew out the bearings so we did a quick change with
> another. We didn't take the time to tear it down but expect to find dry
> 3rd Qualifying was primarily breaking for the engine. Sam got a
> good time but got hung up in slow traffic.
> Personal note: Qualifying & Practice IS NOT A RACE. A lot of good race
> cars were busted up in all classes by stupid drivers trying to race a faster
> car (on a slow lap) or a pack of drivers running together only to slow
> everyone down.
> I don't think any of the top 10 cars did any more then 5 laps in
> either Practice or Qualifying.
> More on the race later, The wife says I've had two cups of coffee and have
> been sitting here for an hour....."get your a$$ out there and unpack"