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joelvan
12-07-2013, 10:34 PM
I won the NASA-SE 2013 Santa's Toyrun championship race in the AIX class today. finished 2nd in points for the season. I want thank # Razors Edge Motorsports (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Razors-Edge-Motorsports/227549530628324?directed_target_id=0)and # Injected Engineering (https://www.facebook.com/InjectedRacing?directed_target_id=0) for their support this season.




http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/11261924195_d308d8b8e1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11261924195/) Photo095 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11261924195/) by joelvandiver (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

t500hps
12-07-2013, 10:47 PM
CONGRATS!!!! I was hoping to come see you guys for the first run at RA next year but our first event of the year is the very next weekend.......hopefully one day!

srt8-in-largo
12-07-2013, 10:48 PM
Well done Joel; no doubt due in part to awesome cooling!

fnkychkn
12-07-2013, 10:50 PM
congrats, Joel. good to see you doing so well. :thumbs_u:

SRT8_in_CT
12-08-2013, 12:13 AM
Good job Joel, thanks for always sharing the vids :beerchug:

bklynmag
12-08-2013, 12:14 AM
Congratulations!

FlyByU
12-08-2013, 12:20 AM
Outstanding, congrats.

done
12-08-2013, 09:44 AM
:pepper:

Meech
12-08-2013, 09:48 AM
Nice work there buddy, onward and upward!

Meech

BuckeyeGuy
12-08-2013, 09:57 AM
Congrats !

joelvan
12-08-2013, 11:01 AM
Started on the pole and led the field for 2/3 of the race with a decent lead over second. There was a double yellow . On the restart I was overtaken by a car in another class due to my inexperience restarting from the lead. Lesson learned. Ill try not to let that happen again . I still had a good lead on the next AIX car . I know how it feels to have out of class car hindering me. So I tried stay out of the way of the other racers in class battles. Cost me a few positions in the over all finish.

t500hps
12-08-2013, 08:50 PM
You've been doing this longer than I have but I'm finding it is SOOOOO different driving to stay in front vs driving the fastest lap time you can run.......and I'm not very good at it yet!
Your slower competitors appreciate you letting them race. CMC is the slowest group in Thunder so I regularly have faster cars coming through while we are bumper to bumper. (I would think SU and ST1 are the only groups faster than you, are there many cars in those groups?)

joelvan
12-08-2013, 09:54 PM
SU,ST1 and GTS5 cars are all faster than me, plus a well prepped and driven ST2 car I cannot compete with. My Challenger is not a true AIX car. I just dont have the money to buy new Toyos to race AI . I feel like my car would pass the power to weight on a dyno immediately after a race. to be AI legal

joelvan
12-12-2013, 09:26 AM
Video moved to http://www.lxforums.com/board/f455/road-course-car-footage-thread-346281/