Fall Finale Time Trial at Summit Point
EMRA – Eastern Motor Racing Assoc.
Saturday, Nov 10 — Sunday, Nov 11, 2012
Summit Point Raceway – Main, Summit Point, WV
This was another 2-day event. My dad and I went down and stayed for the weekend. It’s another one of my bucket-list tracks (most of the east-coast tracks are), so this should be fun.
Only 4 Miata Challenge cars showed up (c’mon, guys!), but Scott Webster with the yellow MR2 would be there- at least him and I could trade laps. We ended up hooking up with Danny Chan in his Porsche 911. His car was a regular street car with inexpensive all-season tires on it- so his lap times were perfectly in sync with ours. We had a lot of fun.
Our fastest times on Saturday out of 5x25min sessions(!):
- Danny – 1:33.408
- Chris – 1:33.690
- Scott – 1:34.366
Nice and close. I won MC, Scott won ST-6, but Danny was in ST-2 with some fast cars. Either way, we had a blast – and we got to do it again the next day!
- Chris – 1:31.845
- Danny – 1:32.107
- Scott – 1:33.464
I won my class, and I think Scott did on Sunday as well.
There was some speculation between all of us between rounds that these late-day sessions are when people start making mistakes and taking chances… I took about 1.8s off my time which was good – the other guys got faster as well, but Danny pitched it off at turn 5 heading into the carousel. Luckily, it was only front bumper/ headlight/ turnsignal damage. He eventually got back onto the track to finish out the day.
Interesting Miata track record stats:
- SM – Kevin Kopp 1:26.159 10/09/11
- SSM – Lee York 1:27.595 10/09/11
I have video I need to upload. This note will remind me.