VARA closed out its 2015 season with the most glorious weather I’ve ever seen at Willow Springs Intl Raceway. We had sunny skies, light winds, lows in the 40s, highs in the 70s, absolutely perfect conditions for high desert racing. With cool air for lots of horsepower, and plenty of sunshine to warm the asphalt and tires, many racers were knocking down best personal times. I was racing my Crossle a couple seconds off the lead pack, but still recording my best times ever at WSIR.
Looking back through the notes for my 2015’s goals, I can honestly say it was my best racing season ever. I competed in six SCCA and two VARA race weekends, taught at one school, and crewed three other events that my buddies were racing in. I improved my personal best times at all the tracks and took home a few chequered flags. With the love of my wonderfully supportive and understanding wife, and the friendship of the guys wrenching, towing, and crewing with me, I feel blessed to have had a year like this. Even though I was pretty lucky in regards to mechanical failures, I still blew my budget, and probably will never be able to pull off a season like this again. It was certainly worth the effort and funds however as I made new friends, learned new skills, shared the pits with many old friends, and closed the garage door with my health and equipment intact. Here’s to a great ’15, and looking forward to 2016!