May 2021

May 24th, 2021 by Seth Reid

SFR Regionals 5&6 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca was our first
race of the season at the iconic track. It had two different weather days
and a forecast designed to scare off some drivers and cast a damper
on the two-day weekend, pun intended. Saturday was bright and
sunny once the early morning overcast lifted. The chilly breeze kept
the jackets on. Sunday was overcast, damp at times and downright wet
at others. The forecast of possible rain could have been a factor in a
lower entry than anticipated – 150+. And as the weekend progressed,
so did the early exodus of race cars. Another contributing factor to
the car count could have been the dearth of special groups which
run our races with their series – a race within a race. So no World
Speed Formula Car Series, no Miata Festival, no Pac Northwest drivers
making a road trip, etc. Despite the morning overcasts, the schedule
started on time, both days. Sunday noon Chief Steward Paul Helberg
declared a rain race, which gave drivers option to run slicks or wets/
intermediates, but some drivers chose another option – leave.

Read all about in the May 2021 issue of The Wheel!