Vintage Vees @ Grattan w/ VSCDA

Overall this was a successful event for us.  The weather was great (our first time in Michigan), Grattan is a fantastic track (although a tad rough), and the car was reliable, requiring only a few minor tweaks.  We learned that the FormCar is slow compared to other cars in the pack – it is pretty much stock 1962, while everyone else has a tad more oomph, as you’ll see on the video down the main straight.  That’ll change soon enough with new exhaust and some fan belt ‘modifications’.

I will mention that while we had a good time on the track, the weekend was marred by an on-track fatality at turn one, which I won’t go into now.  Both Don and myself are thinking the next $1,000 we spend on racing will be for a HANS (or HANS similar) device for safety.  If you’re on a track, you need one.  I’ve always been told that, but now I’ve seen the situation without one up close and real, and it changed the priority of obtaining a HANS setup.

Here’s a video of Don during qualifying (sorry, screwed up the audio, but you can hum along). More to follow when I get some free time to write.

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  1. Cindy Lindstrand Said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    Hey guys, I thought with the “off” season you would have lots of time to wow us with your eloquent descriptions of your race weekends, but NOT YET?!?

    We’re waiting for an update to the site!


  2. RIcky del Said,

    February 12, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    Yeah, what Cindy said.

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