Ice raced again yesterday. I owned the course in my class. I might have even taken first place. they score based on averaged run rankings and not run times, so I’m not sure what I ended up getting. IF I made first, I might get a trophy for the season. if not, then it’s just practice for next season :D.

granted, only 3 people showed up in my class (myself included). but the other 2 people are the only 2 that have consistantly beaten me in previous races. so they were the only 2 that would have mattered if anyone else showed up anyways. the course was faster than it’s been all season. it was like gravel because of the fresh snow and refrozen ice surface. later on in the day it rained and became very slushy. my times sank as the day went on. my tires aren’t “worn” by any means, but I was running out of tread depth on the deeper areas of slush. keeping control of the car was harder than it has been all season. left foot braking was swinging my tail out as if I was using the handbrake.

oh, and one guy brought a stretched limo to the race. he mounted screw tires like Kris has. it was absolutely nuts to watch a stretched limo run through the course… and pull respectable times. apparently the guy used to be a rally driver, and now he owns a limo business. he’s building up another limo to do hillclimbs with. and yes, both these limos are still in service. I’ll post pics/vids when they become available.

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  1. March 22nd, 2004 at 08:22 | #1

    Sounds like a blast, was this the last of the season? I’d love to come up and get some pictures.

    • March 22nd, 2004 at 08:50 | #2

      It may have been. It’s already the latest running event they’ve ever had. we’ll try for this sunday but they’re not sure. check here for updates. It’d certainly be cool to have another one. I could use some more points to secure a trophy 😀

  2. March 23rd, 2004 at 06:26 | #3

    the w00tANG!

    Wow, you’ve gotten good. So cool…

    • March 23rd, 2004 at 07:20 | #4

      Thanks for the w00tage! I’m surprised I’m doing well at all. I expected to be hanging near the back of the pack all season.

      One of these days I have to drag you along to some sort of race. I think ice racing season is over, but there are rallycrosses and whatnot all year long. I think you might even enjoy yourself.

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