Josh Cyrul wins Mid West Series Rd 2
Saturday, 06 June 2009
We have received the following report from Josh:

"This past weekend was Round #2 of the Midwest Series that took us to Racine, Wisconsin on a small and technical parking lot track. For myself, it was a bit of a home coming to the type of track I first began racing 1/8 scale. The weekend started out a little chilly and with some sprinkles of rain but as Saturday progressed the weather gradually improved. The traction was ok at first but actually seemed to decline all day Saturday. Even through the track going away a bit, I was able to make small adjustments and keep pace with my first round TQ through the second and third round. 

Sunday was a little chilly with the wind but otherwise a perfect day for racing. The traction really improved and the lap times dropped over .5 per lap. At the end of qualifying, we had a repeat of Toledo's MWS with Eli Ezrow taking the TQ in Masters and I was TQ in Open. We had four Shepherd V8's in the final and Eli and I were able to defend our TQ positions and take home solid wins in both classes. I was really happy with the car being that I took my car straight from Toledo with the set-up I had been running and only made a few small set-up changes - I moved the rear body mount a-arms to the outer hole on the body mount and increased the castor by 1mm. I also went from the short to the medium header and that was it! No other changes from the high bite/permanant track in Toledo to the slippery/technical Racine parking lot. Definatly nice to have only a few minor changes dial the car right in from track to track. Off to 301 now for the Capitol Classic where we hope to continue our streak of good qualifying and finals results!"

Congratulation guys!

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