I called Brandon, who did the scaling and setup of the chassis, and thanked him for making the car go straight. Houston Hawkins, who drove the car on Sunday, commented that only once did he have to “drive” the car, when it got out of the groove one time. He said he could have turned the steering wheel loose after the slight correction to bring it back. He said driving this car is kind of boring! During my 4 passes on Sat., I was very happy with the way it drove, but not bored in the least! I was too much aware of everything working and paying attention to gauges and listening for something to go wrong. Thank God, nothing did.
- June 26, 2009