What? Will Power hogged the points on a road course, taking the pole, leading most (heh -ALL) laps and winning the race. PSHAW! Carnage involving EJ Viso? PLEASE – never happens. Drivers pointing fingers after tangling on the track? Gasp!
Okay, seriously now – it wasn’t ALL the same old same old at Barber Motorsports Park. The top teams finished near the top (mostly) but the top 10 had names like Servia, Kimball and a side-by-side Simon/Simona combo. Quite a few names finished higher than we’re used to seeing, partly due to driving well, and partly because of attrition. Double-file restarts generally went well, but by the time the field unwound into turns 3-6, drivers’ sense of control seemed to vanish. The restarts actually add a little zing to the narrow, pass-free course at Barber and this race was more interesting that expected. (@TonyKanaan is immune to pass-free tracks – gained 10 spots on the start!)
We’d love to visit Barber Motorsports Park someday – everyone is still gushing over how pretty that part of the country is. Word has it the crowd was strong for the three-day event. We still wish there was a little more room to race – it’s perfect for motorbikes – but we’re glad that part of the US is being served with a race that is well-accepted.
Next weekend, Bash will be a Long Beach (look for her main work at MoreFrontWing.com) and we can’t WAIT to see how the restarts go in the concrete confines there. 🙂