Well another bit of a disaster for me in Div. 2 this weekend, but I'll share my tale of embarrassment to make the other newcomers feel better about themselves I turned a 1:58.9 in the pre-qualifying practice, but only got within .5 of that during qualifying before someone took out the braking marker for turn 1 and make it a bit of a challenge from there on out! I started 8th, but learned a lesson in forgetting to run a practice start at the track beforehand. I was expecting the 5 red starting lights, so as I'm staring in confusion at the one un-illuminated light that has popped on to my screen I realize my car is in neutral and I'm rolling forward... I realize my mistake and jump on the brake right as the light turns green and the spotter yells "go! go! go!" in my ear! I quickly select first and take off, but a poor start of course, and a drive-thru penalty for moving at the start So I drive around my first lap and prepare to exit into the pits for my penalty but I get a poor exit from the final turn, and then as I slow to make it into the pits someone dives alongside me so I can't turn into the entrance! Not their fault of course, they had no idea what I was doing, but unfortunate. I clipped the barrier in one of the chicanes on the next lap, but no serious damage done, then I pull into the pits to serve my penalty. As I'm driving through the pits past my pit box the spotter yells, "pit now! pit now!" which startles me. I think, "am I serving a stop and go in my box instead?" So I quickly pull in and stop...at which point they refill my fuel, change my tires, and repair my car to the tune of a full minute stop...and no drive thru penalty served. I'm cursing myself at this point, do another lap on cold tires, enter the pits yet again, and serve my penalty on the last possible lap before DQ, and come out roughly 15-20 seconds away from being lapped by the leaders on lap 4, and 1:20 behind the nearest competitor. So I just decide to try to drive a smooth race, be prepared to let the leaders by cleanly, and take advantage if anyone has any problems. There were a couple retirements so I gained some places, and I made up 40 seconds on the person in front of me, but was of course still 40 more seconds from catching them, and the leaders never caught me, though I believe Ernie was maybe two seconds behind me at the end (I hope I didn't hold you up, I was preparing to pull over and let you by when the race ended). So, another quiet race driving around at the back and a valuable lesson in preparation and focus, and another indication that I'm a better hot-lapper than racer at this point! Congrats to Ernie, Paul, and everyone else. See you at Hockenheim!