I think this was a good start to the Late Model Tour for 2010. Not only did I beat some racers with higher iRatings than my own, I put a decent score on the board during a week that last season I didn’t even run a race.
I qualified early in the week and set a 22.142s laptime around this fairly flat racetrack. I hadn’t run on USA in a really long time, so was pretty pleased with the time. When I joined the race though I found myself in the highest of three splits and while I was pleased to be given the chance to get more points, I was also disappointed that I’d be stuck at the back of the field for the entire race.
It wasn’t that interesting of a race… I was quite careful at the start and by starting on the inside line was able to hold seventh-place to lap five. I then dropped to eighth and that is where I stayed until lap 22 when I braked a little too hard going into the turn, and that gave room on the inside for the car behind. There was no way I could fight him off and I dropped to ninth. Not that bad of a showing in a 14 car field where I was rated as number 12.
My fastest lap was a 22.178. No incidents.