On Sunday, Ted ripped off a new fastest lap of 1:20.996 (video) and finished 13th. Later in the day his times for the qualifier were no where near as good - with a 1:22.3 best lap. Only one of his laps in the morning race was slower than his fastest afternoon qualifying time. The turn 4 sweeper was still intimidating him and caused lower lap times. Monday's race saw Ted starting from almost last place (13/16) in the SM (Spec Miata) class due to his poor Sunday afternoon qualifying time.
Monday's race was a bit somber as one of the group 1, open-wheel racers was airlifted from the track after an accident. Officials and racers were all pulling for the well being of their fellow sportsman. When the races were re-started, the lap times were slightly slower due to higher temperatures and a hotter track. Two fast cars that had not qualified for the race on Sunday (a T2 class Porsche plus track record holder Charley Campbell) were behind Ted and needed to clear through. Pax Lemmons was able to also get around Ted at one point. Pax and Ted traded the spot off a couple of time during the race with Ted finally in the lead for the last several laps. Ted finished 13th (due to Tim Jacob's car trouble) and turned a fastest lap time of 1:21.555 which was below his Sunday's best. A huge Meathead Racing call-out goes to rookie Dave Jacobs, who not only beat Ted in both Sunday and Monday's races, but beat veteran racer and instructor Bad Al Bell both days as well. Mike Collins (Meathead) took second place in Monday's race!
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As always, a huge thank you goes out to Glenn, Wendy, Karen, Mike Collins and Meathead Racing for their pit crew services!
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2009: School || PDX || Trials || MARRS 1 || WCDriving || MARRS 4 || MARRS 9/10 || MARRS 11 || EMRA
2010: VIR || School || VIR (Nat) || Trials || Nelson Ledges (Nat) || Watkins Glen (Nat) || Runoffs (Nat)
2010: MARRS 1 || MARRS 2/3 || MARRS 4 || MARRS 5 || MARRS 7 || MARRS 8 || MARRS 9/10 || MARRS 11