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Summit Point - Summit Point, WV

Tuesday May 3

There were two time trials (recon lap and three timed laps) at Summit Point today using the same track but with two configurations. The morning session had more curve complexes with a well defined front straight for the high speed bits. The biggest problem was the weather, cloudy off and on with a chilly drive out in the Cobra (32F - tied the all time low for this date) this morning and fairly windy. Never took off my coat the whole day.

Most of the action happened at the corner that copies the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca (not a very good copy but entertaining) with a fairly high-speed lead-in requiring good energy management throughout with a very late apex at the bottom. Dennis had the Coupe running well but commented before the morning session that the car really needed 20 inch wheels (evidently not available in time) to realize the potential of the motor's big-time HP.

The Dodge "truck" was fast as well but that thing is a barely warmed over NASCAR Truck Series deal. Took a look inside and saw brake bias controls for each wheel as well as numerous mechanical linkages to change the suspension settings as needed, bare bones interior, etc., etc. It actually had a Illinois license plate on the front to make it street legal - no doubt put there by a deaf, dumb, and blind DMV weenie at some time in the past.

Another interesting entry was the 300C Hemi with only a non-stock racing seat, cage, exhaust, and air cleaner - and custom made 20 inch BBS rims and P-zero rubber band tires (that the Coupe should have had). Stock motor, stock suspension, passengers seat, AC, stereo, and so on - thatís the way to do the 3500 miles between events. For a big car it was pretty smooth - the drivers were all Chrysler engineers. Ran well and remarkably stable - after the suspension took a set.

In the afternoon the number of curves was reduced and a back straight formed to get the speeds up a little more. This time the lead-in to the "Corkscrew" was preceded by a replication of the Carousel at the Nring, blind hilltop, car gets some air, at least very light, with a sharp downhill and level braking then slide on to the banked concrete. One unfortunate Subaru WRX didnít lift late enough and tried to correct just at the crest and wound up in the tires hard - they were still applying superglue and chewing gum as the others left for Hagerstown...

After the delay for that shunt, Dennis and the Coupe ran well again as did the others with the familiarity with the track making for smoother runs. After the session everyone packed up and headed north for the rag event at Hagerstown and on to VIR tomorrow.

Click here for 2MB film clip of Corkscrew

Allen Lusk SP 884
Herb Smith SP 1062

Event 9 - Time Trial 1

Summit Point #1 - Time Trial
Results sorted by position
Pos Car # Vehicle                          Class            Time      Points

 1     1 Porsche          996 TT           SSGT1 BB        4:27.050   465
         Mark DaVia, Drew Wikstrom
 2     3 Dodge            Ram 1500         S U V           4:30.271   460
         Ronald Adee, patrick adee
 3     2 Dodge            Viper            SSGT1 BB        4:30.285   455
         Brian Smith, John Hennessey
 4    64 Subaru STi       Rota Wheels      MidPri Sed      4:30.401   450
         Luke Russell, Mike McInturf
 5     6 Acura            NSX-R            SSGT1 SB        4:32.435   445
         Mchael Fitzpatrick, Jon York

 6    24 Chevrolet        Corvette         SSGT1 BB        4:35.684   440
         Danny Popp, Jerry Onks
 7    76 Mitsubishi       Lancer Evo 8     MidPri Sed      4:40.231   435
         Martin Musial, Jon Krolewicz, Ray Krolewicz
 8    25 Chevrolet        Z06 Corvette     SSGT1 BB        4:41.974   430
         Dan Corcoran, Kyle Corcoran
 9     9 WCM              Ultralite S2K    SSGT2 SB        4:42.025   425
         Norman Babcock, Michael Babcock
10     7 CAV              GT40             SSGT1 BB        4:43.544   420
         R. Buzz Clarke, Joel Lipperini

18     4 Superformance    Daytona Coupe    SSGT1 BB        4:46.985   380
         Dennis Olthoff, Rick Lee
Event 10 - Time Trial 2
Summit Point #2 - Time Trial
Results sorted by position
Pos Car # Vehicle                          Class            Time      Points

 1     1 Porsche          996 TT           SSGT1 BB        4:04.479   465
         Mark DaVia, Drew Wikstrom
 2     2 Dodge            Viper            SSGT1 BB        4:04.811   460
         Brian Smith, John Hennessey
 3     3 Dodge            Ram 1500         S U V           4:06.149   455
         Ronald Adee, patrick adee
 4     6 Acura            NSX-R            SSGT1 SB        4:09.764   450
         Mchael Fitzpatrick, Jon York
 5    24 Chevrolet        Corvette         SSGT1 BB        4:12.495   445
         Danny Popp, Jerry Onks

 6    10 Honda            NSX-R            SSGT1 SB        4:15.319   440
         Robert Morrison, Vaughn Duarte
 7    25 Chevrolet        Z06 Corvette     SSGT1 BB        4:16.338   435
         Dan Corcoran, Kyle Corcoran
 8     4 Superformance    Daytona Coupe    SSGT1 BB        4:17.611   430
         Dennis Olthoff, Rick Lee
 9     7 CAV              GT40             SSGT1 BB        4:19.320   425
         R. Buzz Clarke, Joel Lipperini
10    20 Porsche          930              Vint For        4:19.542   420
         David Goodman, Sam Goodman