Appropriately named, the annual Icebreaker race was rescheduled for this weekend at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. Race 101 will field a car for Sarah to compete in the National Championship race this Sunday.The team had to change a few things about their car to meet the rules for the Icebreaker said Sarah.
“We had to change around the exhaust and run it out underneath the car instead of out the side along with installing a muffler. The track also mandates a 2 barrel carburetor instead of the 4 barrel we usually use.”
It will be a first for Sarah in many ways, not only her first trip to Thompson Speedway but first time to the state of Connecticut as well.
“I enjoy getting to see new places through racing and I’m looking forward to trying to see as much as I can while I’m there. The track itself looks like it will be a lot of fun. Ive been told it’s a very fast 5/8 with banking, so I’m excited.”
There is also a change in the procedure of race day in these North races that Sarah thinks will suit her driving well.
“They don’t do single car qualifying like we do down here.” She explained “It’s a heat race that determines where you start in the race. You draw a number for where you start in the heat race and then race for your starting spot in the main event.”
Follow along throughout the Icebreaker weekend with updates from the PASS Facebook page and as always with Sarah’s social media.
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