We're back from our first event at New Jersey Motorsport Park and had a fantastic time. Weather was a bit warm but fortunately it stayed dry all day. Attendees were split into two groups, one solo / instructor and the other an instructed group. Every driver in the combined novice (hpde.1) and intermediate (hpde.2) group was assigned an instructor. Unlike every other event to date, our instructors were all familiar with driving momentum cars. Judging by the instructor evaluations it look like the idea paid off. The only issue of the day was blown oil line in a solo student's Exige, which resulted in some oil on track. Fortunately beyond some oil dry having to have been used, it was only a minor issue and no damage was done to the car. By the end of the day with two hours on track, everyone was quite tired and seemed to have really enjoyed it. It was great seeing everyone out on track together with lots of point-byes, some great driving by our attendees and everyone enjoying themselves. It certainly was one of my favorite days on track as a result of the great group we had attending. We are already working on a date for a fall event in September. Please register on Motorsportreg.com and add LTW as one of your clubs to be added to our mailing list.
Special thank you to our event sponsors, Performance Garage Club and William Thomas Roadsters. What recap would be complete without some photos, so here are a few taken by our friend John Grecco. Also please scroll down to the bottom to see the results of the Lotus Cup USA TT.
3rd Place: Joe G. - 1:37.072
2nd Place: Rob M. - 1:36.906
1st Place: Jay S. - 1:36.903 - A margin of victory of just 0.003 seconds!