The 1M was repaired at the Arial Atom shop on the grounds of VIR late yesterday afternoon. After additional diagnosis on the car, it was determined that the entire oil cooler would need to be replaced. The shop having several spare cars around finally sourced one, although slightly smaller than what was currently on the car, it would fit and work just fine. The shop patched up the car and Woody and Neil were headed north by 6:00 pm.
I just happened to be awake when they pulled in to the motel noting it was 1:30 am. What a grueling day it must have been for them, but in true One Lap fashion they trudged on. What must be really disappointing for them is they had taken the first two events at VIR against the Scion and had a strong chance of taking the third. These wins would have made for today at Pittsburg (the former Beaver Run) and the dry skid pad on Saturday very interesting. Nothing like great and spirited competition.
Way to go Neil and Woody. Great to have you back in the fold!