We got all settled in on Thursday night and were up bright and early to don our whites and head to the Flagging and Communications (F & C) meeting on Friday morning. We were the first ones there so I had time to take a selfie or two in pit lane and to take a pic of the sun coming up.
Each of the people on the Grid has a paper in their hand that has two columns of numbers. The first column has the car number and the second column has their place. One person stands out at the entrance to the grid and indicates which row the car should go to. The other member of the team are spread out on the grid and they wave the car over and then wave them up until they are in place. Most of the drivers are great to work with, but many of them had to test to see how close I would let them get before I moved. Mom would be proud, I didn't move unless they touched me with the car.
On Saturday and Sunday, the cars are lined up based on different combinations of time. They get another qualifying run on Sat and then a race. Sunday is all racing.
Here is a pic of cars lined up on the grid and one of Tom on Turn #6.
The food truck showed up on Saturday. WHooeee! Cuban food. I had a Media Noche sandwich for lunch. They are toasted and contain pork, ham, cheese, pickle, and mustard. They are so yummy. (No, I didn't eat the bun.)
Jim Downing, a 5-time IMSA champion and one of the inventors of the HANS device. We got a nice welcome as we stepped off the elevator.
Florida Region SCCA for such a nice dinner.
We were tired, but a dinner at Texas Roadhouse revived us.
|One of our poor cones that got run over by the cars.|