Hi Racers ,
This is the fist big race of the year At the Fort Myers track in sunny Florida where only the brave Win or crash 😉
We arrived a day early to test some setups on the 977 Evo2 and to run in the new FT Line Atomic engine At the Nuggetts Raceway a big thank you to Greg Esser for letting us use his great track . My Team mate Merlin Depta joined us and after a long day we both was happy with our cars and engines and our mechanics Stef Helvensteijn and Dennis Sting packed up and we went for a nice meal .
Qualifiying is 5 rounds of 7min heats with the top 8 going direct into the 45min main final and then 2 to bump up from the lower final . After Qualifiying i was 3rd and Merlin 7th great result from Merlin on his 1st visit to the Fort .
We then had some time to prep the cars but 1st we did a little shopping at the outlet stores and then had to decide where to pack it all for the trip back ….
Come final day i felt very happy with the setup of my 977 Evo2 and with the Atomic engine and was sure of a good result as long as i kept away from the broads . The start of the final was a little hectic but it soon sorted it self out and for most of the final ran in the top 3 . It was at the mid way point that i knew i was in a little trouble with Tyres. The track had changed a little and tyre wear was higher and this slowed me down a lot as i had only planned 1 tyre change so i knew that the 2nd set i would have to look after even more . After the tyre stop which was super fast ( thanks Stef and Dennis ) i was back up to speed but knowing that i will run out of tyre kind of sucked but it was my choice so i just focused and done the best i could which at the end gave me 3rd which iam really happy with my whole package of car engine tyres all work faultless the whole week finishing all 5 Heats and the main final 100% reliable
Big thank you to Stef who stood in the sun all day to pit for me . Also Merlin who finished 5th Awesome work ..
Thank you to the Fort Myers Crew for a great run meeting !
Thanks to my sponsors :
XRD- FT Line
Link to car: http://promo.serpent.com/977evo2/