Hang on, my keyboard is waterlogged... oh wait, that's because it was raining SO HARD for so long today that it was actually raining INSIDE the ESM drivers lounge in the trailer! I had soggy pants all day, and I wasn't even walking around in the rain - THAT stinks!
So yes, rain was the name of the game today. Our morning practice session was wet, but low and behold, we set quickest time in GT once again, topping the time sheets early in the session - then it really started to rain, and we parked it.
We were all set with our strategy to have me qualify the car today, but then Grand-Am canceled qualifying due to the heavy rain - and opted to determine the starting positions for the race tomorrow off of championship points. Not that great a situation for us, as we've only raced at Daytona and didn't collect many points while we were there! Now instead of taking advantage on the very strong pace we've displayed here at Homestead thus far, and possibly earning Extreme Speed Motorsports' first pole position, we will now start 15th out of 18 cars in GT... Oh well!
The plan? Our fearless leader, Ed Brown, will start the race with vengance and hand our BAD @SS Tequila Patron-shod Ferrari 458 Italia Grand-Am over to me during a pit stop that my ESM boys are going to perfectly execute, and I'm going to chase down any remaining cars in front of us, pass them all, set fastest race lap and possibly a new track record, and win the race.
Sound like a good plan? I thought so. Sound a bit cocky? Yep. Going to be easy? Absolutely not. Going to be an incredible show? You're damn skippy. (that's slang for 'you bet your bippy it will be').
Prepare yourselves. :)
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Wish us luck, and thanks for following!