Map by AMG. El Capitan Enduro - 200 A-Spec Points Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR '01 Car Stats: HP: 314 HP TQ: 307.04 ft. lb. WT: 1400 kg PWR: 4.393 Mileage:14,581.1 mi. Tires: S1/S2 VCD Front Wheel Dist.: 10 Upgrades: VCD Controller, Rigidity Refresh, Rollcage (Increase Rigidity), S1-S3 Tires Other Modifications: Car Wash, Oil Change, New Rims Laps: 66 Planned Pit Window: 11 Laps Lineup: 1. Aston Martin V8 Vantage '99 2. Callaway C12 '03 3. Shelby Series 1 Supercharged '03 4. TVR Cerbera Speed Six '97 5. Pagani Zonda C12 '00 6. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR '01 -Me Start-Lap 6 On the start, I was suprised not to be left for dead by the supercars. I managed to dive under the Pagani, TVR, and Aston in Turn 1, and was side-by-side with the Shelby on the exit, but he pushed me off the track. There goes my hope of a clean race. I was able to get past the Shelby in Turn 2, and took the lead from the Callaway in Turn 3. I managed to extend my lead to about 2 seconds until I made a stupid mistake and went off in Turn 7. By the end of Lap 4, I had extended the lead to 13 seconds. The Shelby began to close the gap once it got past the Callaway. Margin of Lead - Lap 6: 5.83 sec over Shelby Best Lap: 1'59.718 Lap 7-12 My tires are wearing, the Shelby is coming, and Lap 11 is too far away. I end up going wide in the first turn on Lap 9 and losing the lead to the Shelby. The Pagani also passes before I pit at the end of the lap. The Aston and TVR pit on Laps 11 & 12, respectively. Margin From Lead - Lap 12: 43.734 sec from Shelby Best Lap: 1'59.269 Lap 13-18 I repass the TVR in Turn 3 on Lap 13. The Shelby pits on Lap 14, the Callaway on Lap 16. Since I know the performance drops suddenly at the end of the run, I pit early and try a new tire combination. I repass the Callaway on Lap 18 in Turn 6. The Pagani is gaining on me. Margin From Lead - Lap 18: 1'24.736 sec from Pagani Best Lap: 1'59.269 Lap 19-24 I get the lead to under 1 min. on Lap 20. At the rate my tires seem to be wearing, my next stop'll probably involve gas. The TVR pits on Lap 24. Margin From Lead - Lap 24: 46.628 sec from Shelby Best Lap: 1'58.445 Lap 25-30 I'm losing time to the Shelby. I pit on lap 26 and lose 3rd and 4th spots. The Shelby pits on lap 28, but it doesn't help me a whole lot. Margin From Lead - Lap 30: 1'23.542 from Pagani Best Lap: 1'58.246 Lap 31-36 I think I see the Aston, but it's the Callaway! I pass him for 4th in Turn 9 on lap 32. He pits at the end of that lap. I lap the Aston on his outlap. I pit on lap 36 and lose a lap to the leader. Margin From Lead - Lap 36: 1 Lap from Pagani Best Lap: 1'58.246 Lap 37-42 The Zonda pits and I get my lap back. I'm catching someone, but it's the Aston. Margin From Lead - Lap 42: 1'38.488 from Pagani Best Lap: 1'58.246 Lap 43-48 I battle with the Aston. I wreck. (That's all my notes say, but if I remember right, the Aston shoved me into the sand and I spun) I pit on lap 45, the Callaway follows on Lap 48. Margin From Lead - Lap 48: 1 Lap from Pagani Best Lap: 1'58.246 Lap 49-54 I pit on lap 54. That's all that happened. Margin From Lead - Lap 54: 1 Lap from Pagani Best Lap: 1'58.246 Lap 55-60 The Shelby pits and I just pass him on exit. He then proceeds to glue himself to my rear bumper for a few laps. The Zonda pits. Margin From Lead - Lap 60: 1 Lap from Pagani Best Lap: 1'58.246 Lap 60-Finish Pit Strategy: 1. Zonda: Good 'til end 2. Shelby: " " " 3. TVR: " " " 4. Callaway: Pit on 64? 5. Me: Pit on 63 6. Aston: Pit on my 63 (His 61 or 62) The Shelby is still magnetically attracted to my rear bumper. I pit for soft tires to finish the race. The Callaway pits on the next lap, just as I had hoped. I take 4th from him and cruise home. Final Results: 1. Pagani Zonda C12 - 2 hr. 12 min. 2. Shelby Series 1 S/C - +44 sec 3. TVR Cerbera Speed 6 - +1 Lap 4. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR '01 -Me - +1 Lap 5. Callaway C12 - +1 Lap 6. Aston Martin V8 Vantage - +At least 2 Laps Thoughts on the Race This was my first 200 pt. A-Spec Endurance Race attempt, and only the second time I had done an endurance where you have to turn right. I had a good time doing the race and want to do another one soon. However, it won't be for a while, because I'm trying to focus on Photomode and tuning cars. But when I do another Enduro, I'll plan better and hopefully end up in first place. Maybe in a stock RX-7.