September 22-25, 2016 – Race Weekend – NASA Eastern Nationals – Watkins Glen Int.

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September 22 – All loaded up and headed to East Coast Championships! Lots of hours put into the #purpletireeater over the last few weeks. Next stop, Watkins Glen!
#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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September 22 – We is here!!! Unloaded and wheels swapped so we’re all set for tomorrow morning. If you are interested in following along, there’s going to be a live stream and live timing. I’ll be racing in Performance Touring B(PTB) and doing Time Trial B(TTB).

Link to stream:
https://livestream.com/nasa/events/6317565

#raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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September 24 – Silly hose! The culprit behind our mishap this morning. Replaced and refilled. Went out for the first TT session and FLEW. Gearing up for the second qualifying race at 3:10!
#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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September 24 – 8 cylinders and two turbos waiting patiently in line for the dyno. They have to reconfigure it for AWD, so we go together! #becauseracecar #subielife #raceallthethings #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #eastcoastchampionships

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September 25 – Improved my TT time by a few tenths, frustrated because the brakes are making me second guess myself. Still sitting in 4th, I know there’s more time in the car but gaining time is a game of managing risk. The championship race is later this afternoon, here we go! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

September 25 – Pictures of Championship race from the live video streams:

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And so it starts, warm-up lap.

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Warm-up lap through the Esses.

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And they are off- the race begins!

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Lap 1 through the Esses!

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Restart after an accident in the Esses, Amy got stuck in traffic.

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Amy still stuck in traffic in the Esses.

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Amy in third place at the end of the first lap after the Restart!

Link to stream:
https://livestream.com/nasa/events/6317565

Photos of Victory Lane by Amy Mortensen:

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Just after race at Victory Lane.

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Top three celebrate their winning! Amy (3rd Place), Nicholas Barbato (2nd Place) and David Shotz (1st Place) from left to right.

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Amy (3rd place) and Nicholas Barbato (2nd Place) congratulating each other at Victory Lane.

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Amy celebrating in the Victory Lane!

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The Podium – Nicholas Barbato (2nd Place) and David Shotz (1st Place) and Amy Dilks (3rd Place) from left to right. As I was rolling out to the grid for the championship race, I wanted to give up. I didn’t feel safe with the brake system in question. As I was given the 5 minute warning, I had a little chat with myself. I reminded myself I was driving a really fun car around one of the most fun tracks in the country. So I went out and had fun. I couldn’t be more honored to stand on the podium with these guys! It was an awesome race!#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #wgi #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls
Thanks to Maureen for the picture!

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September 25 – Double THREES!!! After having a war with the brake system, I cannot be happier with the results this weekend. Podiums in both my race classes at my first National event. Thank you, everyone! #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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My first track day in April 2010, and yesterday. Quite a change! Thanks Amy for the impound picture!!!
#shiftupllc #becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

Photos by Wind Shadow Studios:

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Mike’s #windshadowstudios photos from East Coast Championships are live! They all look amazing, check the links:

Group A: http://bit.ly/2cImMf3
Group B: http://bit.ly/2dt1EZU
Group C: http://bit.ly/2dzcwSY
Group D: http://bit.ly/2dzbFlz
Group E: http://bit.ly/2dHEwod
Time Trials: http://bit.ly/2cIng4N
Test Day: http://bit.ly/2dzcuL1
Around the Event: http://bit.ly/2dEobnF

#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls

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Hey Andrew, I know on your fantastic track walk you said to use all the track here. I’m sorry, I think a left a few inches of space out there… I’ll try harder next time!

🙂 shiftupllc

#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #windshadowstudios

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Probably one of my favorite shots from championships. I Love NY!!!! @wgi1948
#becauseracecar #raceallthethings #ladydriven #efilogics #jnaperformance #ruges #subaru #subiegirls #nasane #azpinstalls #windshadowstudios #shiftupllc #wgi #watkinsglen

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