The #77 Formula Mazda Team had a very productive weekend at Shannonville Motorsports Park. On 26th, we qualified a 1:44 – 3 seconds better than last year which qualified us for the pole for the race 1. We had some gearbox issues losing first gear before the green flag and had to fight back from a bad start falling to third before the end of the first lap. We persevered passing the second and first place cars and won the race by a 3 second differential over second place. On Sunday during the race 2, the front tires became overheated resulting in a serious handling issue in a number of key corners. Lap times fell off dramatically as the tires continued to overheat – these handling problems were exaggerated when we lost the ability to downshift to third gear during the race relegating us at the finish to P3. For the third and final race, we pulled out all the stops and put on a new set of scuffs to make the most of our ill handling car. We were able to recover the handling of the race car and improve our best lap time to 1:46. We were tracking down the car in P1 but ran out laps and settled on P2 overall for the weekend. During the last race, we lost second gear completely but managed to finish the race in a very respectable position. All in all a great race weekend!! Our promotional partner, Good Cars Only (www.goodcarsonly.com ) provided us with a 2008 GMC Supercab - a very nice vehicle - call Brian to see the truck in person.
The #77 Formula Mazda Team had a great weekend at Mosport International Raceway - now known as Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. In our three races over the weekend, we were P2 twice and P4 once. We managed to reduce our lap times to 1:25, which is a full 2 second improvement over our best lap time in 2011. There is still work to be done in corner 5 a & b which will help us further reduce our lap times by at least 1 second. Our promotional partner, Good Cars Only (www.goodcarsonly.com) provided us with a super hot 1994 Mazda RX8 to take to the track. It is a very fun car to drive, check it out on their website or visit Brian in person to arrange a test drive.
2012 CASC-OR Road Race Division Schedule - www.casc.on.ca
CASC Formula Libre Championship 1st Place
2012 SCCA National Formula Mazda Race Schedule - www.scca.com