I raced in the SVRA Portland Historics at PIR (my home track ) last weekend. With new motor, tuned spot on and new Hoosier Speedster 205 X15" vintage racing radials, I lowered my personal best lap time on the 1.95 mile road course by 3 seconds in the misty wet morning session. I had work through a mechanical problem on Friday's qualifying and had to start dead last at 27th and finished 9th when the checkered dropped.
I pitted next to fellow big Healey racer Rich Thomas and his '56 100-4 LeMans. We had a yellow flag for 2 cars "off" track, so I couldn't legally pass my pal Steve Smith in Gilbert, the # 66 road racing bug, forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/hma_10_5_17 but I got him down the back straight.
Yes, the big lump has broken-in quite nice. A couple little tweeks still needed, but this outing really was an eye opening experience as the motor was quite impressive. Here's the last few laps of the race.