First off, thank you for all the volunteers and people at M.O.R.E. for putting on a beautiful event this weekend at the Royal Purple 500. We pre-ran (at 35mph, which is hard when your trying to judge holes for race cars doing 100mph) Friday afternoon and marked the course. Uneventful for the most part, but we did move a "native" spectator well off the course to a spectator safe distance of 150 feet. Hit up tech late Friday night to an eager crew that got us through in less than 5 minutes after we had our paperwork. Great job guys!!! And of course mandatory Barstow Del Taco after that! And a huge thanks to Kevin Reid for letting me be involved with their team. He is top notch and has the team behind him to let his program succeed. Its been a while since we had "planned" to get me in the car with Shelby, and it finally came together. Shelby Reid! What more can I say, she is a factor in everybody's race plans! You can't count her out of running up front on any given day. She is still getting comfortable with her new car, and it was my first time ever in it. I ruffled her feathers on lap one and she preformed perfectly! We started 11th off the line, and after a fast lap we found ourselves in 5th on the road and roughly top 3? on time! Lap 2 we had a steering servo fail around mm35 or so, just after Means dry lake area, and she muscled that big heavy car for the rest of the lap! Keep in mind that her car runs 37's! YIKES!!! After 40 miles of torture she decided to hop out after lap 2 and let Paul Keller take over. After we received a brand new (still in the wrapper) servo from Todd Jergenson (THANK YOU!) and repaired one other item, we took aim at testing the car and going for a finish. I took a one lap break from navigation duties as soon as Paul hopped in, and after lap 3, re-assumed my duties in the right seat. I am SORE today, and was useless yesterday to say the least. 365 miles of Lucerne square edged chop took its toll on me this time, but we will live to fight another day! Again, thanks to everyone at M.O.R.E., RPI, UNLTDPrep, DFT, Shelby, Kevin, Cody Reid, Daniel, Jamie and Brooklyn Folts, Dave Folts, Casey, Jennifer and Presley Jefferies. Jimmy T for wheelin' the 9 car around for a win and everyone else that helped us in the dirt. I had an amazing time and each one of the above mentioned people / companies helped make it happen. We will go vroom vroom in the dirt again soon. Watch-out BOYS!