I want to post some video of the race but I there is still so much to wrap up that I won’t have a chance to do it until later in the week.
We crossed the finish line at 3:30PM and had the car on the trailer and ready to roll out by 4:30 or so. Since Hal & I stayed at a hotel and had kept most of our supplies within easy reach of our truck, we were the first of the team on the road. I felt bad for not staying to fully pack up their campsite and convoying north together, but the packing was thankfully well in hand before we made our departure.
Life in Willcox Arizona moves at a slower pace, but everyone was friendly and we were able to relax and enjoy the small town life for just a few days. It’s just about a 3 hour drive back home and even though the altitude difference is only about 2000 feet, I could feel the difference in temperature when we rolled down out of the hills and back into the mesa heat. The drive is fairly uneventful, but I find the scenery absolutely beautiful.
March 20 marks the beginning of spring and by all indications thus far, 2016 in Phoenix metro is going to feel like living on the surface of Mars. My face is fairly harshly sun burnt and I could feel the sting while I worked around the back yard today cleaning the truck and unpacking and re-organizing the tools.
Hal has been pulling the engine stats and checking over the brakes, fluids, plugs, wires, and various other components. Since we have officially participated in a sanctioned competitive road racing event, we qualify for performance part discounts from Mazda Motorsports. Of course we have much to do before it can go back to the track, but when she goes back out she will be sporting a new suspension kit and will behave like an entirely different animal.
So Spring is here and I am in love with Arizona and motorsports.