Topic: Bloody Fast
I watched much of Cerveza's live stream Sunday at Sears-Pointless this weekend. Though much of the time they could have benefited from a snorkel and periscope, during the dry bits several teams set solid fast laps. I think the fastest was a 2:03! I don't recall if that fastest lap was Cerveza's or someone else's, but several cars had fast laps under 2:10.
Since this was a different track layout than Lemons has used in the past, I was curious about what other series have used the same layout, so I looked it up. In 2012 and 2013 WTCC raced there on the same layout. I was able to find that the fastest qualifying lap (in a 310hp Chevy Cruze) was a 1:46, and the slowest qualifying lap was a 1:48.
I think it is pretty impressive that beater cars like these, with 200tw tires in heavy traffic can put down times just 15 seconds a lap slower than these professional built sprint race cars with 300+ hp, racing slicks, multi-million dollar budgets, and pro drivers.
Just sayin' I'm impressed.