After our previous BBQ at the Long Beach Grand Prix, just finishing the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Barber was going to be an accomplishment in itself. Fortunately, I got three practice sessions this weekend before going into qualifying!
An hour and forty-five minutes of practice was going to be great. Even though I had been to Barber Motorsports Park before, this time it was warmer than 35 degrees. The track temp reached up to 124 degrees, and the tires did not like it.
In the cooler practice sessions, I was quite happy with the package we had and felt that I could take the fight to the Team Moore Racing cars and potentially the Sam Schmidt Motorsports cars.
When the track temp had risen for the afternoon session, I struggled. The surface became very greasy and made it tough to feel what the car was doing. Every lap I was making mistakes and was very inconsistent. I kept plugging away, though, and eventually drove the car to the limit it had and was able to string a lap together to start P11 in the first race of the weekend.
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