September 24th, 2021 by Seth Reid
How do you deal with the extreme Central Valley heat? Some people go swimming, some people stay indoors, some people go to the coast. Ask the 79 crazy drivers from the Fresno Chapter and they will tell you, “We go racing.” The Fresno Chapter was back in action on August 21st after a few months off. The 79 anxious drivers were divided into 3 run groups and were ready to shred some tires. The heat would claim its first casualty in the first run group. One driver had a mechanical issue with his car and poured fluid on course during his 4th run. The half hour delay for cleaning the fluid on course gave drivers a quick breather from the morning heat. After a few test runs, the course was considered safe to continue. The rest of the day went smoothly without any incident.
Electric vehicles are slowly taking over the public roads and into the motorsports world. Tyler Bandy just happens to drive one of these electric vehicles of which we speak. His 2020 Tesla Model 3 performance is no stranger to the Fresno Chapter and was able to take TTOD with a 34.399. Second was Yang Moua in his 1989 Honda Civic with a 34.748, third was Brandon Griggs in his 2020 Mazda Miata with a 34.869, fourth was Michael Lella in his 2004 Chevy Corvette Z06, and fifth was Jason Hansen in his 2006 Mitsubishi Evo MR.
Read more about it in the September 2021 issue of The Wheel!