Virginia International Raceway is a great race course with a lot of history in sports car racing. It has handed out its share of joy, but not for NortSport Racing this past weekend. For the second race weekend in a row, there were no points towards the championship.
Through three practice sessions and qualifying, the car did well with only a few small glitches to work around. But in the first sprint race, a seal in the transaxle decided to fail, putting oil on the tires – and Aaron Jones windshield close behind.
That was the end of the weekend for NortSport.
Racing in any form, whether it be professional or amateur, requires dedication and preparation. Experience is a cruel teacher, and it is said that wisdom comes from making mistakes. While NortSport has had two disappointing race weekends – Watkins Glen and VIR – the NortSport group is optimistic that there is still hope for a repeat championship run this year.
SO…help Nort keep his chin up by emailing him with encouragement at NortNortham@Earthlink.net, or better yet, stop by the Nort Northam Collection at 2600 West Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park and tell him to keep trying. Two championships back to back would be awesome!