Rain At Putnam
While the car made a successful return to the track without losing any important pieces, the weekend was dominated by rain, an absolute killer for TT. Saturday started dry, but by the time I had worked up my confidence in the mechanical soundness of the 109 by the afternoon, the rain came and there wasn't a dry a session the rest of the weekend. My best time on Saturday was a 1:52.740, seven tenths behind Aaron, the class track record holder, and good enough for second place in TTC out of a field of seven. My best time in the wet on Sunday was also good enough for second, scoring me another pair of tires for the weekend.
Despite the rain, I accomplished the goals for the weekend of shaking down the repaired car, running under 1:20, and bringing home the tires. I'm looking forward to swapping on some new springs, replacing a sway bar, installing some camber adding front balljoints, and finally getting the car aligned for the first time since the impact at Mid Ohio (oops!).
The wet weekend was also made much better when my friends Jon and Darrel arrived on Saturday to support and spectate. Jon just got a new Canon T3i and used it, along with some of my lenses, to shoot video throughout the weekend. He took the clips combined with some of my in-car footage and edited it into this. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
NASA@Putnam from Jonathan Hazan on Vimeo.
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