Incredibly spur of the moment, and reeling off the massive adventure (and expense) that was Mid-Ohio, I was informed that my company was giving me Friday off work, which opened me up to the thought of, once again, taking a half-day on a Thursday and traveling all the way out to Gingerman and back for a SCCA Track Night in America.

That’s 2 and a half hours each way, about an hour of solid track time (three 20 minute sessions), and a heck of a lot of praying nothing breaks on the car (unlike last time). But it certainly beats being at the office, especially after the events of 2020 have mandated a lot of not getting outside.

All in all, I’d rate this one somewhere around a 7 or 8 out of 10 - went fast, didn’t die, only had one major “moment” (embarrassing spin in a whole new place on the track, see the third video); but was nowhere near as fast as I had been in the past (I’ve effortlessly done 2:02’s previously and I thought I’d do even better this time out given more practice and understanding – nope, the mystical < 2:00 still eludes me), and felt I was fighting for grip all afternoon long. I honestly thought I had a good chance to set a new personal best, and instead, was still a second off my previous one.

My streaming setup continues to struggle in the dead zone that is the farmlands of the west coast of Michigan, and I managed to miss out on cataloguing lap times on one of my three sessions.

However, this all did provide another interesting opprotunity to look at some data…and compare to the Mid-Ohio data review.

To be continued…

((NOTE: The Twitch archives suck in quality due to aforementioned service issues, but are there just for the laugh of seeing my chat. Session 1 footage was lost due to more of the same.))

YouTube: Session 1, GOPRO RECORDING
YouTube: Session 2, GOPRO RECORDING
YouTube: Session 3, GOPRO RECORDING
Google Photos Album