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07-06-2009, 12:43 PM
Hallett was cool. Literally. Low 80's for Sunday, rather than the usual 105.
Shawn Gray dominated the whole weekend. I missed the set-up and didn't drive all that well, either.
Tom Smith showed up with the old (but beautiful) orange Gen III, with the 350 engine. Jim just finished it on Friday and they hadn't had time to add the required weight. So he ran in GT1, only to be docked the points for non-compliance. Chris Brannon was back, with the limited prep GTO. Almost everyone used the regional for scuffing tires, etc. as the Sat. a.m. practice session was rainy.

Shawn 1:24.588
wheel 1:26.033
Bill Tucker 1:27.271
Chris 1:29.094
Bret Volkamer 1:30.207
Andy Ruggiero 1:36.111

There were a couple of EP cars, Nathan in the T1 Vette, and Tom Smith between me and Shawn. I got a great start, and it was Shawn, Tom and wheel going into turn 2. I never got any closer, as I dealt with a bad push and a motor that seemed down on power. Shawn pulled away and Chris came up from behind, but had driven the tires off the GTO. From about lap seven on, I could see only EP cars, in front and back of me.

Shawn 1:25.348
wheel 1:27.205
Chris 1:27.869
Bret 1:29.587
Andy 1:36.794
Tucker DNF 1:30.146
Tom Smith (in GT1) 1:26.460

Jerry Post
07-06-2009, 04:56 PM
Thanks, Jim

Any chance we can get the heads and CI each ran?

07-06-2009, 05:34 PM
Shawn & wheel 302 -aluminum, I was 3443 at impound, due to cool shirt cooler.
GTO is limited prep T2 car, with good suspension, etc. at full weight.
Tucker, I think is 302 aluminum. He has lost several engines recently, so I'm not sure what he had.
Bret is old iron 305 that is about 150 lbs heavy.
Andy is Ford, I think 302, but don't know what heads.

07-06-2009, 11:03 PM
Great to see everyone there. Also great to be back in the car! Congrats to Shawn and Jim on yet another race in a year long battle. It was also nice to be at a July race that wasn't 105 degrees.

07-06-2009, 11:19 PM
Good to hear you're back in the seat Chris. Wish I could have made it, but things like family, finances, and a bad transmission carry influence.