The event was great I had intended to get some incar vid but on the first day I forgot the tripod and on the second I forgot the mounting plate, clearly I'm out of practice so I've been waiting on pics from the track side photographer which have just arrived.
Although way off its best through a combination of out of practice driver Dad and sad old tyres I had a great event including some spirited side by side no touch action with an e-type that has to go down as the most fun I've ever had on a race track, I cant remember ever getting out of a car trembling the way I was at the end of that event, it was that good, we were parked next to one another in the car port and after the event we both had the biggest stupid grins on our faces like little boys who had just been naughty, the other driver said "I don't care if we're called to the stewards and sent home, that was worth it", even Whittie's mum was excited and thought it was fantastic, we weren't called up.
The e-type is a father/son team like us although in there case they are a little older, the father sadly can no longer get down into the car but goes to all the events and attends to the maintenance issues that son causes, father was interested in what improvements we've done to the Zed and went on to say that when the Zeds were new they called them e-type beaters, I suspect that in the day what they called them was something much stronger than that.
The run with the e-type was my first of two runs on Sunday and with the tyres on their last legs the Zed was getting plenty of over steer so I was feeling more than a little apprehensive about a second run with the e-type but there was no way I wasn't going back out so I went out on the warm up lap and knew I had to get some heat into the sad old tyres to soften them up and get some grip, I could feel them coming to life but the left rear was unresponsive and not remotely close to where I needed it to be given that Wanneroo is a clockwise circuit that's the side that really takes a punishing, feeling disappointed and battling a bit of red mist I peeled off into the pits before the start.
As hard as it was to do I'm pleased I listened to my senses and pealed off because a deflating left rear tyre wouldn't have got me through the right hander at the end of the front straight and while that would have kept Will busy for a while, none of us would have been happy.
A sad way to end the event but isn't it great to see how visible the stealth indicator is behind the grill.
Edited by TT Aero, 23 November 2016 - 01:30 AM.