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BDR captain almost maimed by bus; BDR continues points chase

On July 1, Ed, John and Ben attended CDC’s first autocross at the Bowie Baysox stadium. The lot was a pretty good size – bigger than Harry Grove, smaller than Ripken. The course was very slalomy, not very well suited to porky AWD cars.

Ed was running some great times in his STS2-plus-R-compound-so-CSP Miata. On his fun runs, he threw down a 42.13 – one of the fastest “no horsepower” times of the day. His fun runs gave him 92 points, but his “official” runs put him at 88 points. Ben won the turbo-AWD shootout of the day, finishing with a 43.8 and 82 points.

John ran his first three runs about seven or eight pounds of air short (thanks to a broken tire gauge). During his work assignment, a team bus that was parked on the far side of the lot decided to venture out onto the course, ignoring several miles worth of yellow caution tape, about two hundred cones and two courseworkers. John, seeing this and wanting to avoid a possible incident, tried to stop the bus by getting in front of it and yelling “Stop. STOP. STOP!! STOP!!!!1111!”. The bus driver, who was either senile, blind, deaf or some combination thereof, continued as if John was not there. John’s brief and mediocre autocross career flashed before his eyes before cowardly retreating to the safety of his station. Fortunately the next station stopped the bus without incident.

Visibly shaken, John and could only muster a 45.28 in the afternoon.

All things considered, another fun event. BDR scored another 27 points for the Crossroads points series and remains in first place.

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