Miata Challenge 2012; Lime Rock Park (2)

EMRA – Eastern Motor Racing Association

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT

This was actually the 2nd MC race at Lime Rock Park; at the first one, I was not eligible for points or a trophy due to having to test for a license that day.

I don’t remember why I took this photo. Tire bluing?

This was an exciting one for me.  After getting 3 trophies at the last 3 days (WGI had 2), I wanted more!  Rick Pfeiffer was there to keep me in check.

Session 1:

  • Rick Pfeiffer (MCS)  1:10.288
  • Chris Chemidlin (MCS)  1:11.137

Damn.  Almost a full second.


Session 2:

  • Rick Pfeiffer (MCS) 1:07.716
  • Chris Chemidlin (MCS) 1:08.028

Damn. Still .3s


Session 3:

  • Chris Chemidlin (MCS) 1:07.660
  • Rick Pfeiffer (MCS) 1:08.257

Oh Yeah!  But I have a feeling he’ll be coming like gangbusters next session!


Session 4:

  • Chris Chemidlin (MCS) 1:07.053
  • Rick Pfeiffer (MCS) 1:07.822

I thought this was a great lap.  MCM was won with a 1:06.024 – a full second faster, but the MCS win felt good.  I think I found my time when I found my guts at the bottom of the downhill.  If I trusted that the car would stick, and not breathe on the brakes/ let off the gas, I could carry more speed down the main straight.  I just had to man up.

Interesting Miata track record stats:

  • SSM – Clifford Collins  1:03.022  9/27/2008
  • SM – Michael Lo  1:02.135  5/30/2009

Still, I’m way off the pace, but I’ll keep tracking these numbers for my own amusement.  I can’t find the video for this race. <shrug> I’ll keep looking.