2017 SCCA RUNOFFS AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY | SEP 28TH & OCT 9TH
This Guest Blog is written by Adam Roberts. Adam messaged us to tell us about his experience at an event. We love receiving all of the stories we receive of Konig wheels in use. Adam talks about his win, and issue he ran into and his thoughts on the Flow Formed Konig Dial-In. We thank Adam for sending in this write up but also for his support!
Quick little intro about myself, I started racing in NASA and SCCA racing at the beginning of 2016. I formerly raced Carts and Legends Cars. This year was my 2nd SCCA National Championship Runoffs. I also Race my personally owned Spec Miata.
We qualified on pole for this years Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Coming to the Green Flag the driver on outside of me (2nd place) made contact with my left rear wheel. Unknown to myself and my crew, one of the spokes on my wheel had broken from the impact of the other vehicle directly to the wheel. The other driver suffered a flat tire.
I fell to as low as 3rd place and three seconds back from leader. But I kept my head down, pumped out some great laps in traffic and capitalized on a mistake to take the lead. For the last 5 laps myself and Eric Kutil went side by side, bumper to bumper for a epic last 5 lap shootout for the Win. I was able to hold off Eric for the Win.
The damaged wheel survived 40 minutes of side by side, curb hopping, racing. I can’t be more thankful to KONIG for the great product they have manufactured. It not only brought me my first National Championship but most importantly myself, and all other competitors that were with me on track are safe because it held together.
I not only finished the entire 40 minutes of the race but we won the largest amateur racing event of the year! Over 1,000 competitors attended and over 5,000 visitors attended.
You can watch the whole race, in car, here:
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Curb hoping shot courtesy of: SCCA / Jay Bonvouloir