With the racing season coming to a close up here in the NW, we have been unable to make any race in September and have decided to wrap everything up for the winter, meaning we won’t be making it to the Duel in the Desert (with the car anyway) again. After a strong showing in Elma for nationals (thanks again to the BRE crew), it’s apparent we need more time with the car. Not just on the track but especially off the track as well.
As more seat time would get the comfort in the cockpit, more time with the car during the week plays an important role in racing obviously, which is something we have been lacking from the start. This winter will be spent working on a game plan to get our crap together and figure out what we need to do to be able to work on the car away from the track. Our schedules are #1 when it comes to the reasoning of why we can’t get to work on the car as much as we should and want to, and it’s most certainly the biggest hurdle in trying to get a game plan started. Hopefully we will figure it all out during the winter and get the ball rolling to make things not only easier for ourselves, but make things noticeably better in the results each week. There is, of course, the financial side, but we do as much as we can to make that a non-factor.
It is frustrating to know we have a package that is capable of contending week in and week out for wins but haven’t produced any thus far. It’s also frustrating getting all the help we do at the track and off from everyone but unable to continue working on the car after the races to keep everything on track. It’s been nearly 5 years since the car has been scaled last, and since then, the car has been re-clipped and setups changed left and right. Not knowing where the weight is and if there is even enough weight is throwing everything out of place for when we make adjustments. Either the adjustments we make is too much, not enough, or completely opposite of what should happen because it’s so far off balance. Our sponsors and supporters expect us to run decent and when we don’t it gets to be overwhelming. It’s time to change all that for next season.
We again thank everyone that has helped us from day one, and continue to help us each season. Thanks to all of our sponsors and especially those we haven’t been able to see or support down in Vegas during the Duels as we haven’t been able to make it down for a few years. Special thanks to Kenny Miller, Perfection Automotive and JEM for their assistance this year as we upgraded and were learning more and more.
Some of us will be down in Vegas, if not all of us to help and support our friends and sponsors that are running the Duel in the Desert this year. Hope to see everyone there, and we will see everyone in the NW next season! Oh, and keep checking in for updates during the winter as well as all the other content our site is starting to publish.