Update! Mark Scroggs in the Focus left us in the dust, but it really was the opposite of whatever a Fiesta course is: dragstrip launch plus two big digs and two gear changes for us, none for Mark. Plus, he's a terrific driver. (He paxed out second overall on a course that strongly favored raw speed).
Second through seventh were fairly tightly grouped, with three Fiestas in the mix. I think any one of us could have finished second.
Of the three, my car -- 235 Federals up front, 205s in the rear with a ton of pressure -- seemed to rotate the best; it really was in a very sweet spot, and I wonder what a driver as good as Alan could have done with it. Chris K's car, also with a staggered setup but using Dunlops, suffered from the heat; the Dunlops couldn't take four consecutive runs. Alan's car, on the 225/45 Dunlops, seemed to get a lot better with a bunch more pressure in back. I'm sure he'll chime in.
One other item of interest: The Focus wasn't nailing us at the tree. The fastest 60-foots were low 2.2s, and those were Fiestas.
Mr. UFO, if Chris Smith is your brother, he kicked ass! Big improvement on Day 2.