2018 NMCA #3 Autocross – TCI equipped cars take 5 of the Top 10
May 25, 2018 - 2:22 pm
By: Jason Wilcox
2018 NMCA #3 Autocross treated TCI Engineering very well. Half of the top 10 Classic Muscle class cars were equipped with TCI suspension.
Front to Back: Evan Dalley in #Littlesweetie, Chad ‘Norris’ Ryker in #Eviltwin, Efrain Diaz in #PoleDancer, Andy ‘the Nova Guy’ Mule in his ’66 Nova Sedan, Harrison Beach in his ’64 Nova Wagon, Nick Haydon in his ’62 Nova, and Sal Solorzano in #projectreddawn.
Of the 7 TCI Equipped cars in attendance, Chad was the only driver in the ‘Pro’ Class at the beginning of the weekend. So that meant 6 TCI cars would be gunning for the ‘Classic Muscle’ title. With the help of Chad’s instruction Sal found himself jumping into the #1 spot on the last lap of the last session of the day.
The remaining TCI drivers finished as follows on Saturday. Jason Wilcox (driving Andy’s ’66 Nova) placed 3rd, Evan Dalley 4th, Efrain Diaz 5th, and Harrison Beach 9th. With the win on Saturday, Sal would be moved into the ‘Pro’ class with Chad for Sunday.
Jason received the “Special Recognition” award from Wilwood Disc Brakes for his 3rd place efforts in such a gorgeous Nova.
Efrain proceeded to lay down the gauntlet on Sunday. The motivation came via anger. Apparently, he needs to drive angry so in the future we’ll make sure to get his blood boiling before going out for his session. Whatever it really was, he managed to put nearly a full second on the next closest competitor. So with Efrain’s win on Sunday we now have 3 drivers in the ‘Pro’ class.
The remaining TCI drivers finished as follows on Sunday. Jason Wilcox (driving Andy’s ’66 Nova) finished 4th, Evan Dalley 5th, Harrison Beach 6th,& Nick Haydon 7th.
The Kid (Harrison) literally drove the tires off his Nova on Sunday. A bad combination of a high speed drift and a bumpy corner pulled the tire off the bead.
At the end of the day on Sunday we handed Chad the proverbial keys to #ProjectReddawn. We had done this once before at NMCA # and the results were stellar. He didn’t disappoint this time around either running a 46.4. This time was not only nearly a second faster than he was in his own car but it would have also landed him in 2nd place in the ‘Pro’ class behind Jordan Priestley in is C7 Corvette.
The next NMCA race is September 1st & 2nd so make sure to come and out. Don’t forget to bring your helmet.