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Posted 23 November 2021 - 10:47 AM

Seven showed up to race Jalopy and Can-Am at STR on 11/22/21. Track conditions were good and racing was close as usual.[/size]
 
To add to the fun factor, a handicap system was employed. Results are shown both in raw laps and laps adjusted for the handicap.  The handicap for each driver in each class (and for each of his cars) is determined by his best finish over the past year or so compared to the best finish for the top dog over the same time period.  The handicap is then calculated for each driver as 90% of the difference.
 
Jalopy
 
Bob cruised to a win in the Jalopy race. Rich was second and Joe was third.
 
For the handicap results it was Mike, Rich and Bob for first through third respectively.
A few observations are in order

  • Mike ran a personal best in Jalopy, beating his heretofore best finish by nearly four laps. This performance put Mike at the top of the heap in the handicap competition
  • Lowell ran a personal best in Jalopy, beating his heretofore best finish by about a lap and a half

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Can-Am
 
 
 
 
Can-Am results were disappointing with lap totals far below the norm.  I am not sure why.
 
 
Bob finished first with Rich and Mark for second and third respectively.
 
After the handicaps were applied it was Lowell, Mike and Scott for first through third respectively.
A few observations are in order

  • Mark’s third place finish was quite good, considering that his BMW (not really a Can-Am car) was taller and narrower than its Can-Am competitors.
  • Lowell ran a personal best in his Lotus, beating his heretofore best by four laps.  The car was not quicker than in prior contests, however, Lowell ran a much more consistent race, avoiding wrecks and minimizing unforced errors. His performance put him at the top of the heap in the handicap competition
  • Mike ran a personal best beating his heretofore best by about a half of a lap. This put Mike second in the handicap competition 
  • Scott’s brand-new McLaren ran well in its first time out. This put Scott in third in the handicap competition. Look for improvements in performance over time

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