The Life’s Good Racing!TM team competed in its first USTCC race weekend April 16 and 17 at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. The team’s brand new ride, the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart had all of one track day under its belt at the beginning of the two day weekend. During that test day, we quickly realized that we were significantly under power for the weight at which we were tilting the scales. Knowing this, we were banking on outlasting the competition during the grueling one hour competition.
Unfortunately, the mechanical gods had other designs for us that weekend as the car gave up the ghost five laps into Sunday’s race, relegating us to earning just half points for the effort. This was doubly disappointing given that Dave Brown–who piloted the car throughout the weekend as I was unable to make it due to illness—had placed the car third on grid for the Sunday race….in spite of the power deficit! Obviously, we are not at all happy with the results; however we have that one under our belt and are preparing for the next USTCC races. Pictures from that weekend can be viewed on this site HERE and an exciting video of the first lap of Sunday’s race can be seen below this column.
Our next competition occurs the weekend May 14 & 15. This weekend will be particularly significant as there will be two points races, a one hour race on Saturday and a half hour race on Sunday. Chris Hovey of Hovey’s Imports & Motorsports in Modesto, with support from the WORKS team in Sonoma, is busy repairing the prior race breakage in prep for the next outing.
If you make it to this upcoming race weekend, be on the lookout for our 1969 Camaro (reference picture on this website’s banner which accesses more pictures). The 69 Camaro will be making its debut after an engine rebuild required after the engine went mid last year at Infineon Raceway. Two exciting cars and races in the near future…. back to work! More updates soon…..
Karl Chicca, Campbell, CA