1998 Oscoda BFG CENDIV

(As originally posted to the Talon Digest)

p>Off to Oscoda MI for the BFG CENDIV series race. Oscoda's surface is very similar to the Topeka South Course, so this is great practice for Nationals. Big, fast, power course on really grippy concrete. Whoohoo!

Last year I was DFL at this race. Times have changed; by the end of the first day, I was in 5th, 2 tenths out of the trophies.

The next day, it rained. Coned the first run. Spun - HARD - (2 complete revolutions!) through the finish on my second, collecting a cone on the way. And then the sky opened up so hard on my third run that I thought I was going to need a periscope! Well-worn R1s make shitty rain tires too. Hydroplane city.

Run #2 was on the pace, but the cone killed me. Dropped 4 places into 9th. Bah. At least I wasn't DFL this year.

John won. Did I mention the car is working well?

The next race is the Pro Finale, followed by the National Championship in Topeka.John has a shot at winning both, and I'm trying to get into the trophies - and can do it too, if I can keep my head out of my ass.

46 cars in GS so far...

Kansas, here we come!