After everyone got their practice runs in, guest judge Jeff Jones (Yes, that Jeff Jones) called an impromptu driver’s meeting, where he announced some changes to the course to make it more fluid for the drivers. Two of the clips were adjusted to make lines potentially smoother, and cones were moved further to the outside of the transition from the outer bank to the infield as a visual reference for crossing the banks.
As if a turn of irony, just the fourth run made after the changes saw Eddie Zapata, AKA BoostedDriftBullitt, lose it on the first bank, crunching his rear left corner into the bank of the wall. Fortunately, Eddie was unharmed, and continued to practice until a cylinder seven failure forced him to retire at the risk of totally losing the motor. Coincidentally, he crunched the same corner of his car into a wall at Round 2.
However, the rest of practice went well aside from some scary close calls as the results of spin outs. RJ Contreras, take it away!
Between Practice 1 and Practice 2, there was a thirty minute break. Here, drivers and their crews could be spotted making minor adjustments or, in Eddie’s case, surveying damage.