Three Guys, Three Beers
Mid-Ohio, Wednesday evening: Andy Wallace, James Weaver and Butch
Leitzinger – enjoying a quiet beer after the first day of
doing set-up work on the Crawford and the Lola, because both series
will be visiting Mid-Ohio this season,” admits Andy Wallace.
engine work on the Lolas too: James has his ‘binary style
of driving’: he’s either fully on the throttle or right
off it. Butch and I tend to use part throttle sometimes! So I hopped
in the car to check we weren’t going the wrong way on mapping.
wants you to know he was over a second under the 2002 pole here,
which was the last time the ALMS raced at Mid-Ohio – when
the cars had larger restrictors.
on the rear end of the Crawford, which still has something not quite
right – but we’re getting to the bottom of that. Elliott
is tyre testing on the #04 car.”
None of the three knew
that Jan Lammers has his second car in the Le Mans 24 Hours, and
all were delighted that he has. James and Butch are not expecting
a call to drive though, despite what our forum readers might think.
throughout Wednesday and Thursday – or until mid-afternoon
on the third day for one Englishman: he’s got to leave the
track early on Thursday, for a flight across the Atlantic. We wondered
about the driver line-up in the black Zytek, but at this point the
line went crackly…. what was that, something about your round,