First trip ever to BlackHawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, IL. Event started out rainy, ended with a heat index of around 105! I ended up with wins both days in TTB and slaughtered the class record by about 5 seconds!
I’d like to say thanks to AMS Performance for an awesome tune that held up under the grueling conditions. I’d also like to extend a formal welcome to AMSOIL as they are now officially helping to support my car as well. I ran their engine oil and brake fluid for this event. I was extremely impressed with the AMSOIL brake fluid! Also thanks to Hawk Brake and Hoosier tires for their generosity towards NASA.
Drove up to BlackHawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, IL. After about 6 hours of travel, I met up with a few track friends and set up to camp. Big thanks to Trevor for securing a nice paddock spot and for walking most of the track with me before dark.
Lots of rain and lightning on race day meant a delay to the start. The first session was downpour filled and I had nothing but Hoosier’s. I ended up with just 2 dry sessions after lunch to fire out a lap. Unfortunately I had to start from the rear of the grid since my only posted time sucked (R6’s on a damp track from earlier in the day). So passing basically 10-15 cars in 8 laps I was able to squeeze out a 1:22.5 which actually broke the class record. The next and last session of the day I got in some clean laps and posted a 1:21.1 and took the TTB win and better the class record.
Finished 1st of three in my group and 5th fastest of 19 total in TT including ahead of several cars in higher classes.
Aided by brand new stickered R6’s, a small suspension tweak and my 2nd day of running this brand new track I ended up with a 1:19.3 to win TTB again and bettered the class record!
Finished 1st of three in my group and 6th fastest of 22 total in TT including ahead of several cars in higher classes.