I really wasn't sure I'd be doing any driving that weekend, having gotten sick again, just days before the track day. That was quite annoying, 2 times in a row...|
Friday I knew that I just couldn't do saturday, I was too sick. Saturday, I was feeling marginally better and decided to tempt going sunday. First I was hoping to fly there, but doing a night flight while sick (sunset at 17:20) just didn't seem like a swell idea. On the flipside, I didn't feel up for a 2-3H drive to Thunderhill, so I'm indebted to JBQ for offering to drive me there.
The next morning, I wasn't feeling great, but well enough to give driving a shot. I was a little bit apprehensive about being out of it and doing something stupid while driving, but I did well enough. It sure wasn't my most precise or consistent driving. I dropped a couple of wheels off the track once, and the car corrected some imperfect driving more than once, but it went ok in the end.
Unfortunately, I did lose a session due to my new brakes being much harder to change than the old ones (the entire caliper has to be taken apart, which you can't do without special tools I didn't have, and before it's cool to the touch). After I put the new race pads in, I was able to do two more sessions and score some times of 2:08, which isn't bad, but I know the car can still do better.
JBQ, trusty driver and photographer
Can't slide out the pads anymore :(
The big bolts had to be taken out and the caliper split in two
All in all, while I sure wasn't feeling my top, it was still a good day. More thanks go to JBQ to driving me home after the last session: I was totally dead after my last shot of energy drink was wearing off...
Here is one video for my 3rd session.
Another prey :)