Sometimes you have a great weekend and sometimes you have to make a weekend great.
That's what 2008 Ford Mustang Challenge champion and current points leader Andrew "Ace" Caddell did at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. After very good practice sessions and having a car that was finally becoming more competetive, Andrew was dealt a harsh blow in qualifying when he clipped the curb in turn six and flattened two tires, causing race officials to start Andrew in last place for the race. The rules state that if two or more tires are changed after qualifying, you loose all your qualifying times.
With the championship tightening up, this was not good news. But Caddell showed what a champion is made of and ran his FR500S Mustang from last place to a second place finish, even with a broken rear end that was causing havoc with the handling. The beautiful display of driving ensured that Caddell's championship lead remains intact.
The day before, Andrew drove one of the Jim Click mustangs in the KONI Challenge race with fellow Mustang Challenge competitor Mike McGovern. The two teamed up to take a fourth place in the 2.5 hour race, giving the Jim Click team their best KONI Challenge finish ever.