GHIT 0324:  Race Review – AER at PittRace Team Review


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GHIT 0324: Race Review – AER at PittRace Team Review

The team from the Skunk Oil Racing team finally convenes to review our recent AER race at PittRace. It was many of our teams first ever AER event. The team performed well on Saturday and finished P2 in our class. Sunday, we performed similarly but our fellow racers had a bit more good fortune, and we ended the day in P4, almost a two-podium weekend. This was recorded right after we all returned from the race and the post-race hangover was clear. Even our internet connection was taken down by a power outage so there is a discussion discontinuity about 20 minutes into the episode. It was a great weekend with all the teams at the event and we want to thank AER and everyone at PittRace for another great event. This is a relatively new team and the E36 BMW 3 series that we are still shaking down after our less than stellar start with Lucky Dog about 4-5 weeks ago.

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Highlights for this episode include:

1) The prepping of the car for the race after our last one with Lucky Dog at CMP. What we did well, what we forgot to bring, and a whole lot more.

2) The team’s impression of AER and how our car fit into the field overall and our class. We would love to have a few of the teams that normally run in the AER series on the podcast and discuss their experience within the series.

3) How our pit lane “strategies” diverged from several of the neighboring teams on pit road. Think Formula 1/Indy car/IMSA levels vs our loving version of the Benny Hill show.

4) What we are doing to try to do to run the same car the next weekend again at PittRace.

5) Axle Gate (both the BMW and the enclosed trailer) and Seat Gate jokes abound

6) Much like the following weekend, it snowed again on Sunday. We are beginning to think that we did something to the PittRace area.

7) Vicki has a bad series of defenses of the met half way plan. The pre-race hangover is apparently a new thing.

8) While it sounds like we were a total circus all weekend, we actually did fairly well. Further evidence that “You too can go racing”

9) Don’t miss Ryan singing. It is worth the wait.

10) Don’t worry about the police sirens at about 1hour 15 minutes in, they weren’t for us. No seriously, not us this time.

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