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Winner gets a hero pic. “Pose like a boss. Uh…good enough.” Chilly start Iconic RVA train bridge over the James. Oh hey sunrise. Who’s ready to get boned? Steelies gonna steelie. Another wheel (not ours) sacrificed to the RX gods. So much room for activities at the Rally Farm Rad to see a late model GTI ripping it up in the dirt. One-two finish for Dirty Industries Feliz cupleaños a chico! Topping off a great day (with a sombrero). One last chance to shine.This weekend was the last DC Rallycross event of the season for Dirty Industries. After original event #7 was rained out, the make-up date landed on family conflicts, so our season would wrap Sunday at the Rally Farm. We went into the event holding onto 2nd and 3rd in points for MR Class. Josh Hickey locked up first a few races ago, having only been beaten once all year. By us. In that event (also at the Farm) Neil got his first win, Eric got second and Hickey landed in third. Could we do it again? Judging by the stacked MR class, it didn’t seem likely.Nick showed up with his new M3 finally in fighting shape. Sennet’s hot-rod e30 was pitted next to us. And the Helgesenmobile was back with Eric and Stephen Nichols running it in MR. There were eleven total drivers in class, most of whom have beaten us at some point over the last two seasons. We had our work cut out for us.The day was perfect, sunny and cool with a little breeze. Neil brought a cheering section with his mom, bothers and various other fans of Neil making the trip. And the organizers set up two amazing courses. The morning course was fast and flowing, with enough technical challenges to keep us on our toes. And it was long, with run times in the low 80-second range. A few folks derided our tire choice – smaller rally tires up front, bigger All-Terrains in back – but boo to them because DI was immediately in the hunt. Hickey had the fastest first run, but Eric closed the gap with the morning course FTOD on his second run. On run three, he passed Hickey and DI went to lunch with Eric in the lead and Neil in third.We only got three runs in the morning, but they made it up to us with six in the afternoon. Neil liked that course setup better. It was a bit more technical version of the morning course, this time run in reverse. And they kept the super fast sweeper for us to drift.We kept up the heat all afternoon with consistently fast times from both DI drivers. We got a little extra excitement on Eric’s eighth run when the passenger door flew open in the first turn, causing a safety concern. Once we got it closed securely, we were allowed a rerun. On Neil’s 8th run, he passed Josh for second. Then on his last run he set the class FTOD for the afternoon course. That put Eric in first, Neil in second, and the class champion behind both of us in third.Claiming first and second, plus two FTODs at the last event really ends our season on a high note. We’ll wait to address season points in the next post because right now we’re too busy high fiving each other.
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- One last chance to shine.This weekend was the last DC Rallycross…
One last chance to shine.This weekend was the last DC Rallycross…
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