OLOA ‘12 - Day 3 - Hallet Motor Racing Circuit
Day 3 of the 2012 One Lap of America brings us back to a wonderful little track we have been to quite a few times in the last 7 years of One Lapping. Hallet Motor Racing Circuit. Which also happens to be the polar opposite of Mid America. Counter clock-wise, lots of fun elevation changes, blind corners, and, wait for it….. INTERNETZ!!!!!!!
We had a mostly nice drive down from Iowa to Tulsa OK where we stayed last night. Surviving the hail storms and arriving at the hotel just after 8 pm. A few other one lappers were at the hotel, and invited us to dinner at a Mexican place down the road. We opted for the nice easy walk across the parking, foregoing extra seat time in the car for a few more hours. Sometimes the most basic of bars have the best food. One delicious burger and steak and a frosty beverage later, we headed back to the hotel for a relatively early night.
Today is a nice, cool overcast day. Light breeze, mid-60’s. small chance of rain but nothing has fallen yet. Dan ran this event, and had a very nice morning session. 12th overall and 2nd in class. This moves us up to 20th overall; still 2nd in class, but with a bit more of a cushion to the M5 in 3rd. Summers ran the #47 M3 to an 8th overall, 3 seconds up on Dan. 3 seconds back is Renner in the M5. The luxury sedan class looks like it will come down to one of the 3 of us, and as of now, its really anyone’s game.
Dan just headed out to line up for the afternoon session. We poured over the Race Technology data acquisition info and found a few areas where he can pick up some time. We might just be able to break into a top 10 finish this week yet!
With 600 miles or so to go tonight, we are looking forward to finishing up todays events, packing up and heading out. Packing has already become 2nd nature. I don’t even have to think about where stuff goes, and in what order it goes in. Easy as pie! Until later….