CCS Round 3: Brainerd Raceway 6/13-14/2015

The next round of the season was a combined effort between CCS and CRA, the local orginazation that races at Brainerd Raceway in Brainerd MN. This was by far the longest road trip I’ve made to go racing at a track I’ve never been to. It took nine hours of driving, but finally arrived around 6 pm Thursday evening, and started setting up to get ready for the practice day Friday. I went into practice with a good plan and a good starting setup. I talked to a lot of the locals to try and get a better idea of how to run the track.  I did some gearing changes to try and improve the drive out of corners, but with two separate sections of the track, a fast part and a technical part, hitting the correct gearing in the technical part was difficult without giving too much away in fast part. Eventually I felt confident in the setup and I was ready to race. I entered five races for the weekend, two saturday, and three on sunday. The results were not that great, but not totally unexpected, what does matter is that I went and had a blast. Cannot wait to go back!  Hopefully we get to do that again next year.

The next weekend of racing will be at Road America in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin over the fourth of July weekend.  Hope to see you there!

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