Surviving Solo II

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Update by Per Schroeder to the Honda Civic SI project car
Sep 25, 2002

We’re back from the Solo II Nationals and we all survived the adventure.

Per started out on the North course with mid-pack times, and although he whittled off nine tenths of a second, the rest of the pack likewise improved. This stuck the GRM Civic in ninteenth out of fifty competitors, just a short two tenths out of trophies (the 14th spot was the last for a trophy). The competitition going into the second day was extremely close, with twenty cars lumped in the same second.

The second day of competition was better, with Per moving the Civic up to 10th after the first run. The second run was just a tenth quicker and our final run was no improvement. This led to a slide downwards as other competitors improved. The end result was 15th out of 50, just .18 seconds from a chance to walk across the stage. As an example of how tough this class is, last year’s runner-up, Patrick Lipsinic wound up in thirteenth spot.

More details on our Civic’s preparation will be in the February issue of Grassroots Motorsports

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