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A Triple Header at Road America

June 29, 2015

Can you believe it? I'm on plane flying home for a couple of days. Leave again on the 1st for a couple of days of Cadillac stuff and then off to UK for some family business, will be a long week...

 

We had a triple header weekend at Road America which I was really looking forward to as I love racing there. It's definitely my favorite track in North America. We have been having some serious gremlins in the #8 car this year which has been frustrating all of us. Unbelievably the gremlins continued to hit all day Thursday and I lost most of the practice track time giving us pretty much no idea on set up. But, on Thursday night as the guys worked tirelessly to find the culprit, finally some good news. They isolated the whole problem to an electrical glitch and had a real smoking gun in the form of an intermittent bad connector. So, we went on to having three finishes in a row which is great considering where we have been for the last 6 races.

 

Having little set up time kept us in the top 15 and obviously not where we want to be, but going forward we're now confident we will not be losing any more time with this particular issue. I have to thank my guys for never ever giving up and continuing to have such great attitudes. Congrats to my team mate JO for a brilliant weekend getting 3 top ten finishes and moving himself to 2nd place in the driver championship. 

 

In the last couple of weeks I have also been working on a new video for driver education teachers both for commercial and public school. This video will be shown prior to the start of driver education and will hopefully give the students a clear idea are where they are, as 98% of them will have been exposed to so much distracted driving as they grew up. It will also explain a lot of other realities such as the driving test being a joke and passing it will do next to nothing to help them be safer or better drivers.

 

You can see it's not going to be a feel good story, lol and that's how I want it. I need them to want to grab as much information as they can from the driver education teacher and also drive with parents and adults as much as possible in their permit year as there is no substitute for seat time. We'll see what a test group of driver ed teachers think about it in a couple of weeks or so, I'll keep you guys posted....

 

Can't wait to be home, even the idea of doing laundry in my own house sounds pretty good right now, lol, take care all.........AP

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