The 4th round of the 2016 NASA Mid South Time Trials championship took place June 11 and 12 at Memphis International Raceway, my home track.
With the very high heat indexes and people being on vacation the turnout was smaller than previous events. Competition was still stiff however.
Saturday there were a total of four competitors in the TTD class. I took second place for the day, chasing the CRX of Team Development Racing.
Sunday we had just three competitors in TTD. I managed a personal best lap time for this track to get closer to the class leader, Team Development Racing. This got me 2nd for the day.
All in all a good weekend. Contingency sponsorship meant I earned another two Maxxis tires and $100 in Hawk bucks.
After trying to get some use out of a pair of EBC red front brake pads I had lying around (big mistake!) I ended up installing Hawk pads during the Saturday lunch break. They performed awesome the rest of the weekend and with the contingency program they have I will be using Hawk from here on out.
The final two rounds of the championship will be held at Barber Motorsports Park at the end of July and October.
I have only been to Barber once before, back in February 2014. I had a good time then and can’t wait to get back there to see how the Abarth does now with all the mods!