Finally back in one piece. Huge thanks to my cousin Saaed @exclusivemotorsportsllc for helping me get this thing ready right in time for my birthday. All those long days and late nights really paid off and it she's back better than ever!!
Goals for this winter: devise a game plan to get into competitive motorsport. ARA Limited 2WD is the destination over the next few seasons, but quite a few steps will need to be taken beforehand. Big question I'm debating right now is whether to invest in a platform I know and love in the Focus ST and aim to develop that over several seasons by moving from autocross and SCCA rallycross into stage rally progressively, or to go for the overall more developed Fiesta platform that's already been proven to a degree in both American and European stage rally. I like the Fiesta, but I loved my Focus. And I want to build from the ground up rather than put my money into someone else's used racecar. It's a pricier and much longer path, but playing the long game sounds infinitely more gratifying. Plenty of time to mull it over, the big thing is to just put the plan out there and get things on paper. Steadfast in destination, flexible in approach.