The Redline Time Attack series visited the Summit Point, Shenandoah circuit for round 6. The track with its interesting paving and lack of grip bit back claming at least 6 (2x S2000, 2x EVO, 1x BMW, 1x Scion) major crashes the track and a few close calls.
This past weekend was host to the Formula X/Redline Time Attack as part of the Formula Atlantic and Star Mazda race on the Thunderbolt circuit at NJ Motorsport’s Park. Even with hot and muggy weather soaking competitors in sweat, it didn’t prevent everyone from giving it their all to win a piece of the $7500 in cash that was up for grabs.
Another Redline Time Attack scorcher in the books. With temps in the high 90s track grip was very low but this didn’t slow down the action very much.
We scrambled to get an engine together for this event after suffering an ARP rod bolt failure which trashed our block and bent valves in our head at the GRM UTTC.
With the motor back in the car late Friday we headed off to South Carolina on Saturday for our 10 hour journey. Missing all of Saturday practice and then having to take it easy in practice session one to break in our engine definitely hurt my ability to learn this tricky track.
Carolina Motorsports has a mix of very high speed “kinks” but also a mix of extremely slow and sharp curves.