Our tire wear was pretty unremarkable, on the other hand we did loose a few fasteners during the weekend. Hopefully they didn't wind up in anyone's tires.
Our Hankook RS4's wear like iron. We lost a tire when a Miata decided to get under everyone in turn 1 and lost it - punting the Motion Sick VW into the Alfas left rear wheel really, really hard. It spun the car around violently and snapped a link in the rear Watts link. The whole de-Dion triangle shifted and the tire got eaten up by the inner fender. It took us about 40 minutes to get the car back on track
There wasn't as much grip on Sunday probably due to the colder temps but I am pretty sure there was a good amount of oil at turn 3 (right hander before the uphill) later in the day. I had some serious tank slappers there until I slowed down a lot there.
Another terrible spot for tires and the car is the left hander after turn 11 (the esses before the straight) it has a bottomless trench just beyond that high curb that every car climbs when you either come through to hot or turn in to early. We call this spot the frame rail adjuster. We hit it twice - the first time I got pinched by a car that probably didn't know I was there - my fault. The second time one of our drivers whose name begins with the letter Phil positioned the car wrong and scrubbed right off the cliff. Both times the same thing happened - a bone crunching thud and the motor dying. Same issue both times - a cracked distributor rotor. Later diagnosed to be the distributor shaft bouncing up into its axial play due to the car landing like Evel Knievel at Caesars palace.
So for this race we stepped on our wieners pretty well but we had some help with that from our friends in the Miata.
1987 Alfa Milano (Bellissima since 2008), Racing since 2008 Stafford Springs, 2nd overall 2011 NJMP, 4th at NHMS 2011, 2nd at Summit 2011, Into the wall hard at Stafford Springs 2011, 2nd at Monticello 2013, 3rd at NHMS 2013, 2nd at NHMS 2016. 2nd at NJMP 2018
25,000 racing miles in 32 races in 10 years. Yes its the same motor. Tell me again how Alfas suck? Update: Big moneyshift = new motor