The Norwalk Fire Department had to be dispatched but by the time they showed up the car was a complete loss. This was the first time in Norwalk's 40-year history that a car burned beyond repair. It was later found that the fuel rail was not bolted on properly causing the fuel leak that started the fire. The fire under the car burned through the plastic fuel cell pretty quickly, adding even more fuel to the fire, so to speak. It is rumored a new car is already in the works and under construction.
The one non-flaming disappointment during the event was the number of fast Subarus that turned up. There were A LOT of Subarus, just not many fast ones. John Schroeck brought out the fastest STi on the grounds, running a best of 11.73 at 118.34 mph.
The classes were organized to keep the fields very broad and easy to run in for many types of setups.
The track was open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Competition was over by around 3 p.m. which left two hours for additional time trials. The track ran very smoothly throughout the day leaving enough time for some guys to get over 20 passes in for testing and competition.
The following day there was a car show and gathering at Buschur Racing with about 150 people attending.
A second event is already being scheduled for 2006. It will be held on a Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will include dyno runs on Buschur Racing's new AWD Mustang chassis dyno, a car show and food and drinks. Sunday will be an all-day race event and the goal is to get the biggest and best all-wheel drivers on the same track at the same time. Check for more news at www.buschurracing.com
|EVO VS. WRX |
|1st place ||Al Friedman |
|2003 Evo VIII ||10.28 at 138.67 mph |
|2nd place ||Yusuf Begic |
|1993 Evo II ||10.70 at 128.41 mph |
|3rd place ||Mike Carter |
|2003 Evo VIII ||12.18 at 115.61 mph |
EVO VS. WRXThis class was run on a heads-up Pro Tree, as were all the others except for the Bracket class. DOT tires, full interior and exhaust and no nitrous were the only rules. There were only two Subarus that even attempted to run this class. For those two guys, thank you for your bravery.
|SUBARU Q8 |
|1st place ||Daryl Hudson |
|1991 Eclipse ||10.42 at 130.47 mph |
|2nd place ||Eric Jones |
|1991 Galant VR4 ||11.53 at 121.79 mph |
|3rd place ||Eric Gaudi |
|1994 Talon ||11.11 at 135.39 mph |
Mitsubishi Q8This was an anything goes class. Slicks, nitrous, RWD or anything you could dream up as long as a Mitsubishi engine powered it.
|MITSUBISHI Q8 |
|1st place ||Tony Simmons |
|2004 STi ||13.36 at 104.07 mph |
|2nd place ||Greg Feinstien |
|2005 STi ||13.81 at 105.58 mph |
|3rd place ||John Schroeck |
|2004 STi ||BROKE |
|3rd place ||Corey Hurcomb |
|2004 STi ||14.29 at 96.99 mph |
Subaru Q8Set up exactly like the Mitsubishi Q8 class with the exception of all vehicles had to be Subaru powered.
|BRACKET CLASS |
|1st place ||Andrew Quick |
|2004 WRX ||13.09 at 101.67 mph |
|2nd place ||Ryan Gross |
|2004 STi ||12.87 at 105.65 mph |
|3rd place ||Demetrius Jones |
|2002 Impreza ||14.46 at 90.02 mph |
Bracket ClassThis was an anything-goes class, the only rule the car had to be Mitsubishi or Subaru powered.