The SCCA Club Trials on the Shenandoah course at Summit Point were awesome today! There were only 11 drivers, so all drivers were on the course for all sessions. This is generally unheard of. Usually, due to the number of participants, drivers need to be broken up into two (or more) groups to keep the number of cars on the track to a reasonable maximum. Since we only had 11 drivers, we all got about 6 hours of track time today. Here is a photo of the car I rented from “Bad” Al Bell. Al holds the SCCA SSM track record for Summit Point. I bought the car from Al after the event and will race it this year.
I improved my best lap time by about 8 seconds a lap and moved up a few spots in the list of drivers by the end of the day. That is good – moving in the right direction. The Shenandoah track is such a blast with the banked turn.
I am really looking forward to my first SCCA race next Sunday on the SCCA Main course. I have been preparing for this all year. There have been many obstacles in this path to my first race – but the journey has been half the fun. Driver’s school was a real learning experience and the PDX and today’s Club Trials really helped me get set for the big day.