In just over 90 days since his arrival in America, Luigi is back in action on track.
Last weekend we took him to the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma.
The weekend was not without drama. On Friday I came into Turn 11 and found I had no front brakes. I ended up spinning the car to the inside of the turn, missing the stacks of tires placed there to keep people from cutting the turn.
It turned out that there was a loop in the front brake line that went up over the transmission tunnel, but went way up high on the cowl. This was allowing air to accumulate there, making the front brakes ineffective.
Jim re-routed the line, bled the system, and all worked as it should after that.
The car is quite a bit different than my other CSL. This car is built from a factory motorsports chassis which is lighter and more flexible than my other car.
This car is also fitted with the motorsports suspension and brakes which are much more effective than the street suspension and brakes that was on the other car.
We ended up 11th out of 22 cars in my group. I am very happy with this result, especially since many of the cars were much younger than Luigi!
I am looking forward to getting to know this car, and learning how to getting the maximum performance out of it.
Here’s the video from the weekend:
All the credit for the quick turn around for the car goes to Jim Froula up at Racecraft. He planned the project, found the people who could execute the work well but quickly, and effectively managed each step in the process.