Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 10:05 a.m.

 

Cheeks
Cheeks New Reader
5/7/22 10:26 a.m.

man, this thread has saved me this week but also hurt, I need to do this event at some point 

docwyte
docwyte PowerDork
5/7/22 10:40 a.m.

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

Totally disagree with you.  I've run One Lap before, I'm not talking out of my butt.  Teams that are so serious that they're worried that a picture is going to be used by their competitors to gain an edge aren't in the right mind set for an event that's just for fun.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
5/7/22 10:43 a.m.

In reply to bobzilla :

And following all this and knowing the story in GRM will be epic seems like pretty good media coverage.

docwyte
docwyte PowerDork
5/7/22 10:44 a.m.

In reply to bobzilla :

I love when people talk out of their ass about people they have no idea about.  You've never met me.  You've never talked to me.  You have NO idea what experience I have.  I've done One Lap.  I've done NASA Nationals.  I've done Time Trials.  I've done track events for 25+ years.  I've done plenty of things where people get all crazy about the event and being competitive, which leads to the event being far less pleasant and fun.

Why don't you take a chill pill and maybe try to talk to me about why I feel the way I do and my experiences instead of trying to patronize me and be a jerk?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 10:55 a.m.

Every pro driver has their favorite sports drink. Tom's must be off-brand pedialyte. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
5/7/22 10:58 a.m.

Such a fantastic positive vibe going on at the skidpad right now. Tons of cheering for great numbers. Cheering at a skidpad? Yea, that's what we do. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 11:01 a.m.

Andy is headed out to the skid pad now. This will determine whether he can stay ahead of Randy Pobst overall. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
5/7/22 11:09 a.m.

The third place podium position is a close fight too. Can the Tesla hold or will 911 best them? 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
5/7/22 11:17 a.m.
Cheeks said:

man, this thread has saved me this week but also hurt, I need to do this event at some point 

Me too, but I trust my on track skills as far as I can throw them, so I would best be served as transit driver for someone who knows what they are doing.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 11:20 a.m.

Andy did it--6th overall if my math is right. 
SuperK won the skidpad, but couldn't make up lost points earlier. TomO won overall. 

Zillamaker
Zillamaker New Reader
5/7/22 11:27 a.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Cool. The wife and I made it in the pictures....... if you squint reeeeaaaallll hard. :-)

 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
5/7/22 11:43 a.m.
John Welsh said:

The third place podium position is a close fight too. Can the Tesla hold or will 911 best them? 

Tesla held onto 3rd place.  

Skidpad results

Overall results

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 11:54 a.m.

It's time for trophies, and we're getting a rare treat: Lunch INSIDE Tire Rack. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 11:58 a.m.

Food!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 12:07 p.m.

I was lucky enough to go for a ride and then drive in SuperK a few minutes ago. A full feature is coming, but here's two quick thoughts:

  1. SuperK is AWESOME
  2. Andy and Alex are insane for driving it for 3500 street miles. 
Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
5/7/22 12:13 p.m.
Tom Suddard said:

I was lucky enough to go for a ride and then drive in SuperK a few minutes ago. A full feature is coming, but here's two quick thoughts:

  1. SuperK is AWESOME
  2. Andy and Alex are insane for driving it for 3500 street miles. 

How many cupholders does it have, though? devil

Can't wait for the feature!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 12:56 p.m.

Time for awards!

Time for awards!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 1:01 p.m.

Brock just declared Sundae Cup "my favorite group." Nicely done everybody!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 1:51 p.m.

And just like that, One Lap is over and I'm off to the airport. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
5/7/22 1:56 p.m.

Tom should come back for One Lap every year. Or at least next year, but with a car that lets him sleep less. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
5/7/22 2:28 p.m.

Finally got ahead of Andy on a transit. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/7/22 7:52 p.m.

Walking through the Atlanta airport, I just found myself thinking "Why is everybody waiting to get on a plane to St. Louis? You can drive there in an evening..."

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
5/8/22 9:41 a.m.

Landed in Houston. Does that mean it's over? 

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/8/22 9:49 a.m.
Tom Suddard said:

Tires mounted, we did a test fit of luggage and confirmed everything we had would fit in the miniature frunk:

You actually found a car with a smaller trunk than a Miata? laugh

Does McLaren give you a second trunk behind the engine like a 914, or is that it.

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