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Discussion Forums => Get Togethers and Garage Days => Topic started by: snickryder on October 16, 2004, 03:25:40 PM

Title: Last race of the season/Last race at SCR (10/17)
Post by: snickryder on October 16, 2004, 03:25:40 PM
This Sunday (10/17) is the last SCCA race of the season, and possibly the last race at SCR ever. Tomorrow is the 4-Hour Endurance race. Should be pretty interesting. 20+ cars of various makes/models (mostly miatas) running counter-clockwise(backwards) for 4 hours.

I will be driving a 1st Gen RX-7 with a couple other guys, car #96. The race starts at 12:30-1pm. I'm not sure when I will be driving, but if you want to see some good racing, come on out. Should be fun.

Rick
Title: Just got the call....not racing tomorrow. :(
Post by: snickryder on October 16, 2004, 08:02:38 PM
I guess there was an issue with the right front corner locking up.  The owner thought he had it fixed.  He took it out today and ran three laps.  When he came in, the head of tech was waiting for him...the corner workers radioed in that there were sparks and flames coming from the right front corner.  YIKES!  Turnes out he had a cracked rotor (which is also the hub) and it was eating into the brake pads.  Not good.  Anyway, in trying to replace the rotor/hub a bolt broke and another stipped and he couldn't fix it.

So, the race is still on, but I won't be racing.  And with that my season is now over.  Bummer for sure, but what a great year it's been.  If you do get a chance, go watch this race, it's always a blast!!!

Later,
Rick