We raced in the '86 GM/Player's Challenge Series
(finished 6th Overall), when GM-Canada
engineers Bill Ball and Earl Dickenson (the guy who brought fellow-competitor Ron Fellows to Herb Fishel's attention @ GM Racing
) were developing "upgrades" to keep the IROCs and T/As on-track from failing brakes...developments which became the core of the '88-on 1LE Program.
The reason we finished 6th, in '86? We stayed home from the Canadian Grand Prix
support race event in Montreal because of...YUUUP!...brake issues... If we'd raced and finished 24th or better in that race (many
spots below our worst finish, the rest of the season), we'd have WON the Series