One thing I missed terribly was racing. While I’ve never been fantastic at it, I also know I have potential… And I want to develop this potential. It’s important enough to me to work on it.
Plus autocrossing isn’t terribly expensive, so I can easily afford to do it. (Especially with my job.) As long as I can get the days off for it, I’m going to be there!
First Autocross of 2011
My last autocross was in 2009, which was also the year I did all of my racing… I think my first autocross was in December of 2008 and I ran the entire season in 2009. (Save for one autocross event I missed when I was doing my first track day.)
In 2010, I didn’t do anything because of our moving. It was also hard for me to afford it without a job…. So here I am, finally ready, willing and able to get back into it in 2011.
I had a blast racing, that’s for sure. It was a great day out for it, clear, mostly sunny and dry! The Miata handled great and I finally got to enjoy my Kumho Ecsta XS’s racing! It’s only what I got them for after all…
My personal results were both good and bad.
I say good, because I nearly shaved off 12 seconds from my first run to my last run. That’s pretty good. I improved and my final time of a 52.9 was completely unexpected.
I also say bad, because I didn’t quite do well enough to place. I have no idea where I ended up… It’s kinda sad for me. I really like competing and winning, haha. I strive for that. But I’m at a huge disadvantage going up against people who have been doing this for so much longer than I have. The competitive times were nearly all ten seconds faster than my fastest time. Ouch.
Then again, I wasn’t the slowest person out there either! And that’s always a plus in my book.
And some photos!
I even managed to have some time to take some photos of the cars. My awesome husband worked for me on the first shift so I could play with my camera too. That was nice.