It really gave me something useful to work on through which other racers could also benefit.
Standing on the shoulders of giants
What an honor to be recognized. But these things do not happen in isolation. I could not have done it without the help and guidance of Lin Toland. Lin was there providing the feature requests and feedback on the design and functionality. He also did a lot of unpaid QA for my early roll-out. You are a first class leader Lin – thank you.
Lin still helps navigate the WDCR SCCA region for me and helps me look at new feature requests including Bracket Racing with Chuck Edmondson.
Thank you for the start!
I would also like to thank Mike Collins of Meathead Racing for getting me involved in racing with the SCCA. It’s like putting cash in a coffee can and lighting it on fire!
Wednesday night at the races at Infineon Raceway. Isn’t it great to live in the USA? Anyone with a license and mom’s station wagon can burn up the tires. For me it was 111 mph and 13.08 second quarter mile in my 2001 Z06 Corvette with street tires and my work clothes on. Kudos to Ross at work for actually dragging me away from the office!
Now I need to take my Harley Fatboy up there and see how the 96 ci motor I put in there runs. I doubt I am talented enough to go sub 13 seconds on it. Not even sure if a really good pilot could do it. Maybe I will ask John Strickland to run it once. He did a 12.25 on my old 1200 Sportster that I sold him…
Modifications to the 2001 Z06 Corvette?
Hmmm… Now I am thinking of buying a “second” set of rims and tires so I can see if I am capable of running in the low 12 second range with my Z06. Some kids there were telling me about a super-charger I could bolt on to take myself to 450 hp. Or I could just wait for the 2006 Z06 to come out – rumor has it that it will be 500 hp out of the box… That sounds nice – an ’06 Z06…