With the year’s new Summer taking no time to bare it’s teeth, 107 degree temperatures plagued the desert at Round 5 of the 2015 VTEC Club series. Willow Springs International Raceway played host to the season’s final round, where competitors gathered to claim the last points available in each run group. While the heat may have hindered some, there were a few drivers that were able to grab personal bests despite the weather, and lap times that secured victories for each class.
I really liked the look of this red one further down the paddock.
Yuta’s EG clad in the new livery that Steve designed. He spent a lot of time applying this over the past few weeks, but it looks like it was worth it! He was able to squeeze in one hot lap – enough to take home first place in his class for the day.
Dom’s S2000 was riddle with issues leading up to the event, and the problems continued on track. He had a scare early Saturday morning with a small electrical fire, and after he got to the track he had to change his timing chain tensioner, and if that wasn’t enough, his VTEC solenoid came loose in his first session and dealt with overheating all day.
Gotta take the good with the bad.
My car ran very well all day, with no cooling issues to speak of thanks to the support of Koyorad. The silicone I had used to adhere the hood vents to my hood though, got so hot that one of the vents flew off. Some people asked why I didn’t use rivets, and the answer is simply I don’t like the look of riveted on hood vents. I’ll have to figure out something for next time…could be simply not driving in 107 degree temperatures.
Kristian came along to help out with registration and awards as usual. He was also able to grab this cool shot coming into the skid-pad.
Figured I’d throw this video of me struggling to keep up with Justin for fun.
Really looking forward to the night event in July! After that it may be time to say goodbye to the engine that’s currently in my car…but we’ll see how much time I have.