There was one particular front wheel drive car that got a lot of attention. Not necessarily because it was in the lead for MF but because of the amount of dust it was kicking up. Let’s just say those were not worn-down dirt on this car. Another reason was that the car was on track 3 times each run, with 3 different drivers for each course. The 5-cylinder engine in this car is also not exactly the quietest. Did I give away what car this was yet? What other could have FWD and 5 cylinders besides a Mk5 Golf, that of Jesse Whitsell. Jesse took first place buy a few seconds. Wait, it was actually by about 33 seconds! Not to mention he also took FTD. Second and third place were Grant Reeve and Stephanie Reeve respectively. I am not sure what is under the hood of that dub but maybe somebody might want to check it out .
The Fiat 500 Abarth of Ryan Moyes saw some gravel tires on its wheels for the first time ever. It was entered in prepared front instead of the usual stock front. I don’t think I ever saw as much dust come from the front of this tiny little car. The sounds it made were pretty mean as it made its way through the course. Ryan took first place in class!
Although missing out on some of the usual drivers, modified rear wheel drive has a classic Japanese versus German battle. The VW Beatle of Jason Leaming was doing stellar all day until the bugs mouth for air got stuck open. By that I meant the throttle body. This caused the Miata of myself to be able to swoop into first place. I must say I had a blast all day. The gravel at this venue was incredibly grippy.
I think I can speak of all of the competitors and say that we hope to be back at this venue more often!