Below are some pictures of the SB Motorsports opentrack day at Thunderhill on 9/27/01. This was my first open track event and to be honest I had not even planned on running since my car has been pinging like crazy. I made the mistake of taking my car out on the "parade lap" and was hooked. $30 for 6 gallons of 100 octane race gas and several extra pounds of fuel pressure and I was ready to go.
I convinced Rob (V8Venom) to ride shotgun for pointers on my first session where I did embarrassingly bad including a little off track excursion in turn 11 where the only casualties were an orange cone, my pride and Rob's shorts...
The high point of the day was the ride along with John Griggs in my car. It is amazing what my car is capable of in the right hands.
Thanks to Stan for putting the event on - it was the most fun I have ever had with my clothes on.
Another big thanks to Griggs racing for the suspension tuning and the use of their scales to weigh the cars.
Many thanks to Steve Libby and TeamVenomRacing for the top 8 shots of my car on this page...
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|Stan - turn 5||Stan - turn 13|
|Stan - turn 13||Stan - turn 13|
|Rob leaving the pits as Stan returns...||Rob - turn 5|
|Rob holding off the silver beast in turn 3||and turn 5...|
|Rob - turn 13||Paul Mashouf's silver beast entering the pits|
|Silver z06 - turn 5|
|Silver z06 - turn 5a||Silver z06 - turn 13|
|WingnuT - turn 5||WingnuT in the pits...|
|My car in the pits||John Griggs taking my car out for a session...|
|My car exiting turn 5||Returning to the pits...|
|Matt-man - turn 5||Matt-man returning to the pits|
|Charles Nelson - turn 13||Charles Nelson - 13|
|Charles Nelson - 5|
|The only crash of the day...|