I finally have a chance to sit down and do a quick recap of the weekend!
Saturday and Sunday were the final two races of the 2018 @ustcc
season, and it was hotly contested until the very end. I'm happy to report that not only did we podium both days (3rd and 2nd), but we also came home with 1st place in the championship!
When this season started, we had a crazy goal: to take a silly and heavy sedan that I bought on Craigslist, automatic and completely stock, modify it and enter and win three separate championships all in one year...and as of this past weekend, I can officially say WE ONLY FREAKING DID IT!!! NASA ST5 Regional Championship, NASA ST5 National Championship at COTA, and USTCC SP Championships are all ours for 2018. How does that feel? I'll let you know once it sinks in.
Until then, I have to thank everyone who helped make this absolutely insane season possible. Matthew Francis, Ben Anderson, JJ Chen, Evin Edmund, Blair D Geil, Alex Tan, Jason Piercy, Allan Reyes, Taylor Peyer, Zachary Goldberg, Joe McGuigan, Mike Figaro, you all pulled so much weight to make this happen. You all came along for this ride and shared a singular goal, and when people like you come together to achieve something together there is absolutely nothing that can get in the way. This is just an "on the side" thing for all of you, but you put your all into it every time we hit the track and for that, I can never thank you enough.
We operated with probably the tightest budget on the entire grid. Every single aspect of the car was either done with our own hands, or was part of an incredible support system of partners and sponsors that made the car as dominant as it turned out to be. @indotech_motorsports
, you supplied guidance, parts, and a lot of labor to get the car where it is. @speedsf_track_event
, you made it possible to enter USTCC and have given me hours and hours of track time for practice. @pinkribbonracing
, you are us. We will continue to develop and grow together. @cuscousa
, your differential and service played a big role in the car's behavior and speed. More below...