Last weekend I raced with VARA and SVRA-West at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, about 50 miles west of Las Vegas. The raceway is part of the Spring Mountain Resort and Country Club, home to four race tracks, condos with race garages, clubhouses, the Ron Fellows Official Corvette Driving School, with expansion underway for a lake, hotel, casino, etc, wow, what a facility! We raced on the 3 mile, 20 turn combo of the west and south tracks. Turnout was good at over 120 cars, while the Formula Ford group I ran in had 16 participants. I was pleased to run in fifth place most of the weekend, the Crossle ran great and the new seat made driving so much easier. The fast four guys have been racing against eachother for years and I’ve got a ways to go before I’m a worry to them 😉
During Saturday afternoon’s race my Go-Pro camera case broke off from the rollbar mount at the hinge (in the future I will be using a tether). After the races were over for the day I went out for a track walk with a couple buddies and hunted for the carnage. The case, camera, camera back, battery, and SD card had all parted company and spread themselves over about a 30 square yard area on the outside of the Turn 5 hairpin. Amazingly, after reassembly, the camera still works! Unfortunately the footage ends about 10 seconds before the dismount, it must be the camera version of post-concussion memory loss. The camera case did its job, the camera has a couple nicks on it but the lens is scratch free.