Over the weekend of the 25th through
27th of April, 2003,
Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR)
convened the 2003 Walter Mitty Historic Races at
Road Atlanta. In the
annual “Mittys”, HSR gathers dozens of historic race cars and vintage
cars converted to racing purposes. This year saw a good turnout, including a
former Jacques Villeneuve CART car, a former F1 Ferrari, and a 1991 Benneton F1
car. The ex-Villeneuve racer almost set a new lap record at Road Atlanta, turning
a lap of 1:11.0 under the masterful hand of Duncan Dayton!
It was really agonizing for The Nuts to be around all
of that racing and not be able to get out on track themselves, even though they have
the cars at home, ready to go. They thought Carl was going to go psycho on
The Nuts acted as pit crew for their friend Greg
Kimbrough. Greg drives a 1974 Triumph Spitfire (1296 cc) in class 3M for vintage
cars. The weekend was successful for Greg, and we all had a good time.
The next two garage areas over contained IMSA GTU RX-7s, much to
The Nuts' delight. Those were awesome cars, even though
they bore only superficial resemblance to an actual RX-7.
- Greg set fastest time in class in the afternoon practice session Friday.
- Greg's Spitfire had a little trouble generating power on Saturday during
the Historics Enduro one hour race, but a convocation of the illuminated
erupted around his garage area on Saturday afternoon and they sorted the
problems out for Sunday's Dash race.
- Greg took a class 3M win in Sunday's Dash race setting a fastest lap of