What a season and to think it all started just over a year ago in August 2021 as a challenge. While enjoying a beverage at night around the fire at the Reunion at Laguna Seca where we were running our 1968 Ginetta G16, Nik Romano said, “Why don’t we go racing for real. Vintage racing is cool, but winning real races is really fun.” In response, I suggested we come up with a dauntng challenge, something that would require the team to grow and meet a challenge that should be pretty much undoable.
The Palomar Racing ST5/E2 Challenge was born.
Nik, “Lets build a car to win the regional ST5 championship.”
Andy, “Sure but you already did that.”
Nik, “Then let’s win the ST5 National Championship.”
Andy, “Ok but didn’t you also do that in the Lexus?”
Nik, “Lets also win the WERC E2 Endurance Championship.”
Andy, “Now this is getting interestng…Has anyone ever done all three?”
Nik, “I don’t think so, we can also try to win the 25 Hours of Thunderhill”
Andy, “This sounds like a challenge, let’s do it! We need a car or 2.”