Congrats, Rick. I saw the results and gave a cheer for you guys!!2018 SNORE Midnight Special:
One of the roughest courses I have ever raced, ran entirely in the dark of night, no pre-run, no gps, what an adrenaline rush!
We almost didn't make it to the starting line after breaking a transmission pinion shaft last Sunday. Spent some long nights replacing the ring and pinion, crossing my fingers the old worn parts would hold together for one more race.
Started the race in 4th place, slowly negotiated the first lap attempting to memorize the track. Passed by 1280 and a few miles later was 1211 sitting off course. Nearing the end of lap one I splashed through some mud puddles by suprise, visor covered in muddy water, totally drenched yet refreshingly cool. The towel I carry to clean my visor was now a useless muddy mess. Briefly stopped at main pit for a dry towel and pulled out ahead of 1269 making a tire change. Started lap two in the lead and clicked off three more consistent laps for the win.
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Weight is a factor, but clearly not the only one. We weight 2250-2350 loaded/fueled, depending on fuel and parts we load out. Having fat drivers and co-drivers doesn't help anyone either in a limited class. Of course we're a 2 seater.And the one half sixteen hundredths still beat em?
Glad to see your jumping back in the gameWeight is a factor, but clearly not the only one. We weight 2250-2350 loaded/fueled, defending on fuel and parts we load out. Of course we're a 2 seater.
We just picked up a new-to-us toy hauler from Flagstaff to replace the lost one.
I've been spending lots of time fixing up the new chase truck too. The buggy had very minor damage and could have been flipped onto her wheels and raced that day of the accident.
If you look closely at the wrecked trailer pic, you can see the DRR Blue-Beauty buggy patiently waiting for her race...inverted.
Introducing the "White-Mule" chase truck and the new DRR MOBILE HQ.View attachment 193508View attachment 193509View attachment 193510View attachment 193511View attachment 193512
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