The season is winding down and our last Grand-Am race of 2011 is this weekend at Mid-Ohio. We are really excited to have a shot at the championship, (even if it is unlikely) and it really shows how far Magnus Racing has come in the past year. If we keep up these improvements we should run away with it next year!
Our last race was in Baltimore of course, at the new street circuit. Let me tell you, it was incredible! The crowd was amazing and the track was really cool. Technical, fast and dangerous! The football stadium was right next to the track plus it was the biggest group of race fans that hadn't necessarily been to a race before. So it made the atmosphere really cool, all of the fans were really eager to see a race in their backyard and they were so ready to party!
The chicane on the front stretch was funky, and I thought that the asphalt over the train tracks would never cure, but sure enough it did. Also, the organizers were not racing people at all, I dont know if they googled how to build a racetrack or what, but it came out awesome and they did a great job.
The race went well, John did a great job then when I got in the car we had a knock down battle for the last 40 minutes. The track was really bumpy and dangerous, but it was also very technical and fast, man you had to have your wits about you! It was really easy to make a small mistake and end your day, it was really cool. It was actually the most fun I have had in a while.
Of course, a few days later we headed off to Indy to run Sports Cars at the Brickyard. That was something that I never thought I could do and it was actually really mind blowing. I grew up listening to the race on the radio with my dad, just like he did when he was younger so it was really a cool moment to able to drive on that track and know that next year we will be racing on it! It is just something that you never think you will do as a Sports Car driver.
I'll have a more technical breakdown on that next week for those that are interested.
So back to Mid-Ohio, it is a busy weekend for me. Not only am I running for the GT championship, but I will also be teaming up with Ryan Eversley to hopefully help him take his Honda to the ST championship. The 360 guys always do a great job so I know we will have a great shot.
As for the GT championship, I actualy don't know the points off the top of my head. I need to call my mom and figure out the math, haha! But, we are entering like we always do and going for the win. We know it will take a miracle to take top honors in the points, but if we go out and win then we have done everything we can!