Last year we got waxed. Our car was so bad it jumped lanes and took others out. Nothing like a kick in the teeth to motivate some research and design improvement. We did our best to come up with a fast car that would stay in its lane. At one point Wes said to me "I hope we don't get shamed like last year!"
The big night came. There was nervous excitement in spades (mostly mine).
Finally they go.
Wes' car is far left. It went a little faster 3 runs in a row as the graphite wore in.
Nothing like notching up one in the 'W' column only 4 days into the new year!