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MH 99 Parade Lap Speeds Was: No A2 ur-q's at MH99

I was right behind Steve Bucholz in his V8 on the parade laps.  Next to me
was a guy in his 20V 90 and we were leading the 90 and the 90cq's.  Good for
us that those V8's pulled ahead on the straightaways because it left room
for me to prove what coilovers can do in the corcksrew.  On lap 2, i was at
85 mph exiting turn 8A and was about to pass Steve doing 90 through Rainy
Curve (turn 9), but i came to my senses realizing that it wasn't a race.
Actually Steve you were doing about 75mph when we passed by the pits and the
drivers were standing up against the hot-pit wall.  By far, that parade lap
was the highlight of a really awsome weekend. BTW, i have 120 digital pics
of the weekend that i'll post soon.

Mike Robinson
Santa Clara, CA
1988 Audi 90 quattro
187,000 + miles
Everything Moded But The Motor (For Now)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Buchholz, Steven [SMTP:Steven.Buchholz@kla-tencor.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 31, 1999 12:02 PM
> To:	'qlist'
> Subject:	RE: No A2 ur-q's at MH99
> > Some of us had the FRS radios on during the parade laps. There was
> > discussion that Michael Williams was going to do an off track
> > excursion/exhibition, but I didn't see any huge dust clouds, 
> > so maybe he
> > didn't.
> ... I for one am _very_ glad he did not!  Even though I shared in the
> enthusiasm that Wolff expressed on the earlier post (I never did check the
> speedo to see how fast we were going but some said they went as 65 ... I
> probably was there too) overall the participant comported themselves well
> enough so that we came away with some very good impressions with the
> management of both the track management and that of General Racing.  
> The one thing I thought was unfortunate was that Audi didn't see fit to
> have
> the current race cars in the demo laps.  It would have been great to see
> Rui, Geroge or the other cars doing more than parading ... and I'm
> convinced
> that an opportunity to do less restrictive laps might have brought an A2
> or
> more out of the woodwork ... 
> Steve Buchholz
> San Jose, CA (USA)