The afternoon course crossed over the morning course in a few locations, providing small but fun jumps (or yumps), much to the dismay of cars with low ground clearance. These course features combined with the grippy soil provided fertile grounds for some truly great photography with many cars with only three—or less—wheels on the ground in some corners.
There were some new sounds this time around, most notably the whine of John Stanwood’s newly-supercharged VW Scirocco, also shared with Nathaniel Stanwood. There was also a very fast EG Civic that completely changed engine sound at higher RPM (which I attributed to Honda’s VTEC cam profiles changing), sparking conversation among the corner workers and it definitely made me smile every time it blazed by. There was also an odd sound (and smell, for that matter) of the 5-cylinder turbo diesel under the hood of Joseph Leaming’s classic Mercedes 300CD Coupe—certainly not a car you’d expect to see at any time, much less so at a racing event.