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Re: [Mgs] Back from the June Sprints

To: "Paul Root" <>, "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Back from the June Sprints
From: "Larry Daniels" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 20:56:39 -0500
It was good to see you, Paul.  I stopped back during the lunch break, but 
you guys were already packed up and ready to leave -- or at least Rich was, 
maybe you had headed for home already by then.  I imagine it was time for 
Rich to just enjoy the rest of the races.  I always liked it when my race 
was over and I could finally just relax and watch the rest of the races with 
nothing to do anymore.

I did miss Chris.  He must have packed up and taken off right after his race 

You guys who are close and don't attend the Sprints are missing some good 
racing.  Starting next year, the national run-offs will be held at Elkhart 
Lake / Road America, as well.  That means the two biggest amateur road races 
of the year will both be at RA.

Larry Daniels

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Root" <>
To: "MG List" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 7:34 PM
Subject: [Mgs] Back from the June Sprints

We just got back, and had a good weekend. Larry stopped by this
morning before the race and we talked for a few minutes.

None race cars at the track were disappointing this year. There was a
BMW and a Subaru in Brit's Pits. Lot's of Corvettes, several Ferraris,
There were a couple TR6s in Elk Hart Lake and an XKE. We saw a TVR in
Plymouth on Saturday, and near turn 3 on Sunday.
Some old Minis, lots of new. A Ford GT and a Pantera.

Oh, an XKR and a Quattroporte.  That's really it.

Of course, we didn't get out much, were working on the car much of
Saturday. I got there Friday at 3:30 and Rich had just finished
putting in his spare transmission, which was a thrown in core for the
new race car he bought this spring. He took it out, and fifth didn't

Saturday morning, he borrowed the spare transmission from the eventual
winner. We got that in Saturday morning, and were on the track for the
afternoon qualifying. He did just a few laps, and was happy that the
car was running. We put it up on jack stands and waited for Sunday.

It was a good race, but the top 4 cars were all former GP cars. Pole
was 5-6 seconds faster than the track record for HP. So they don't
have it figured out yet. They had 5 cars with data acquisistion black
boxes to get a feel for how things were. Rich came in 5th, or 1st in
the classic HP race. The fastest of last years HP guys weren't there
though. Except for the 510, but he broke, sad to say.

So we have to start a movement to take back Brit's Pits for the
Runoffs in 2009. I'm planning on driving the 'B since the kids will be
in school, and I'll be going down alone.

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