This weekend I raced at Laguna Seca Raceway with the Crossle, it was the first time back on this track for me in several years. It took me a few sessions to get comfortable again, but things started to click by day 2 (of 3). Laguna is a great facility, big elevation changes, high speed and low speed corners, and of course, The Corkscrew! Weather was nice, foggy starts but sunny by 10am. Laguna has strict sound restrictions and our 9am sessions had a 101db limit. I started with my muffler on not wanting to miss out on any laps due to sound violations, the car seemed to run fine muffled and it sound checked at 91db. In the afternoon on Saturday I went out without the muffler and registered a 97db. The locals say a 97 can turn into a 101 under certain atmospheric conditions, but I never got the sound meatball flag the rest of the weekend.
In Group 4 we had about twenty cars with a pretty even mix of Club Ford, Formula F, and Formula Continentals. We had some good dicing, but with the speed differentials in our small group, it led to a bit of solo lapping. I needed the track time to learn the track again, but I’m hoping for some more cars to battle with on our next visit.