About 45 minutes ago Chris Jeanneret took to his FB page to announce that he won’t be attempting to make the remainder of the 2013 season after missing Round 1 and 2 and now facing engine issues that occurred during the overhaul before Palm Beach. Unfortunately looks like another rookie out this year in FD.
Chelsea Denofa and BC Racing released the latest episode of Say Howdy! Get Rowdy! covering FD Round 2 at Road Atlanta.
When I got to talk to Denofa in the paddocks before qualifying and asked him how he felt coming out of Long Beach and he was obviously happy with LB but wasn’t really confident going into it. Denofa ended up qualifying pretty high in 4th. Asking him again on Saturday I ran into him again and asked if his confidence was any better after qualifying as well as he did, and he still wasn’t very confident. After walking by his paddock they were doing some serious work under the car around the gearbox. Turns out (as you’ll see the in the video) he was having some trouble so hopefully Denofa does better in his home state of Florida.
I did ask one of the crew if Denofa had gotten the new tranny he was selling his personal RX-7 to be able to afford after the issues in Long Beach and it turns out he did get the new transmission but hadn’t been able to get it in before Atlanta due to travel and not having a place to work, hopefully he is able to sort that and the other issues out for Round 3 Palm Beach next weekend.
One of the many controversial matches at FD Round 2: Road Atlanta was Dai Yoshihara and Conrad Grunewald. The judges awarded Conrad the win, but many fans did not agree, either way here is the Behind the Smoke episode for Road Atlanta, see how it played out for Dai.