3 New Track Records Provide Exclamation Point to Unbelievable Season
Elkhart Lake, WI – The last race of the 2011 season for the Great Lakes and Midwest Regions of the National Auto Sport Association would mark the return to Road America for the first time in two years. The Myers Motorsports crew would set up shop in the upper paddock in preparation for a busy weekend competing in their usual PTE and TTE classes, as well as in the E3 class in the weekend ending three-hour enduro.
The extra preparations that the team made for this high speed, high horsepower track were very evident from just a quick glance at the National Championship winning #786 Honda Civic Si, sporting a new front airdam and undertray, both in an attempt to make the car go through the air better, thus placing more of an emphasis on straight-line speed as opposed to the usual emphasis on handling. The team would start the event running their “all-square” setup of 205-width Hoosiers on all for corners, feeling that the lower rolling resistance of the 205′s up front would be quicker than the normal 225 front and 205 rear setup. After a handful of on-track sessions, the team mounted up the 225 fronts to see how much of a difference the tire width actually was, and quickly found out that the added front grip was more important as driver Brian Makse would pick up almost 1.5 seconds. As Saturday’s on-track activities came to a close, the team would walk away with wins and track records in both PTE (2:47.1) and TTE (2:47.3).
خيار ثنائي الروبوت الموقع Sunday morning would see the MM crew get the car ready for Angelo Dinkov to go out in the enduro warm-up. Angelo took to Road America’s high speed corners like a fish to water as he was under Brian’s track record from the previous day in only his 3rd lap on track, and would finish the session with a fast lap of the weekend with a 2:42.8. After a quick, final once over of 786, the team would setup their pit stall on pit lane and send Angelo out to take the green flag. The first hour of the race went as planned, with Angelo taking the lead in E3 on lap four and opening up over a minute lead after one hour, only to see that lead go away a few minutes later as Angelo would take to a gravel trap to avoid a slowing E1 Factory Five Cobra in T14. The team would lose two laps while waiting to be pulled out of the gravel trip. At the 1 hour 45 minute mark, Angelo would bring the car to pit road for 10-gallons of fuel and a driver change.
http://bestff.net/enquiry-form Fueler Bradley Allen would complete the 10-gallon fill in about a minute and a half, all the time being watched by Rob Demorest who was manning the fire bottle. Sam Myers would assist in the driver change and then release the car back onto the track, now being piloted by Brian Makse. Brian would set sail immediately, having made up some time on the pit stop and passing the E3 leader one lap later to get the team back on the tail end of the lead lap. Makse’s pace would continue to pick up, gaining almost 10-seconds per lap on the leader and setting a new E3 track record on lap 48 with a 2:43.5. With a little over 15 minutes to go, Brian would make the pass on the E3 leading Miata and start to pull away. As the checkered flag flew, Makse would take the win in E3 by over 20 seconds, putting an exclamation point on an amazing end to a fantastic season.