At the start of the race that afternoon, we started an intense four-lap battle for the lead.

We swapped the top spot no less than twice per lap with the #26 CRX, dicing in every corner and drag racing down the straights. Unfortunately, during a three-way battle going into a section of track known as the 'bus stop,' the #26 car had a suspension member let loose which caused him to turn left directly in front of our car at 117mph! The ensuing wreck left the #26 car, as well as an unfortunate ITS RX-7, against the guardrail as the plastic-bodied SC continued on its merry way.