Zestino Tyre USA- 2016 SCCA Rallycross Nationals Indianola, IA MA Champion
October 5, 2016
Back from SCCA Rallycross Nationals with 1st place in Mod All! Great weekend overall, with highs and lows.
Sat. Am course was great, very fun with 2 blind crests but Sat. Afternoon was very stressful. Took a while to get up to speed, and never quite got there. Max Lawson was setting some crazy fast times, and we were getting a lot of clutch smell in the pits, so it made for a worrisome evening with Max closing in.
Had to make a difficult decision to have Bianca sit out the remainder of her runs to try to preserve the car Sunday. I lucked out with the course design being fast and flowing.
I was able to set fast time and keep the car together. The course had a ton of grip and I really enjoyed the keeping it wide open through the long sweepers. Great end to a very fun, rewarding weekend.
Got to try out a set of new Zestino gravel tires, and they held up very well and had a ton of grip. Showing virtually no wear with 20 very hard runs on them. Special thank you to them for getting me a set in a pinch 2 weeks before nationals. Also special thank you to Quentin Hunt for letting me drag the work trailer across the country again.
Here's a link with a good run from each of the courses. -Bryan Rodgers