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Preparation is Key

The main thing that attracts me to road racing is that I keep learning. It is one of those things that you can do for your whole life, and never perfect, you can always learn more, and improve. With that in mind, what did I learn from my experience at the 72hrs of Barber?

I have so much to learn, we are super green, we need to be way better prepared, all the proper tools, spares, car should have had a shakedown before transport, we need someone telling us where to be, when we need to be there, getting everybody organized, and take notes on everything.

Working with Colten was amazing, he is such a pro, has tons of experience, and he is ridiculously fast. We also had the extreme pleasure of working with Sherman Engler he has been racing for over 40 years, with his wife by his side the two of them gave me many life lessons, and were a tremendous asset.

What went well? We were able to assemble a great team, and I was able to get on the podium for my first sprint! Actually ended get P1 because people got caught passing under yellow. In the second race, I learned the most, I had a contact with another driver in my class, I should have backed out completely, that one is going down in the catalogue of “don’t do that again”. In the Enduro, Colten, and I did great we started in the back, because I did not get on grid in time, but we worked our way up to P4 in class.

Thank you TPWS for going on this crazy adventure with me, time to get ready for the next one!

Here is some video from my first sprint, got a great start, and was able to bring it home P12 to P1!