Friday, May 11, 2012

Day Seven - Road America Update Numero Uno

Welcome to Road America in lovely Elkhart Wisconsin.  Road America is one of America's premier road course tracks and is famous the world over.  It is very long at 4.1 miles and extremely fast.  There is a huge advantage to those cars with horse power.  Brakes are also a good thing to have!

We arrived this morning at 1:00 am.  Opting out of the track walk, we slept in until 6:30.  Deciding not to do the track walk was lucky as the facility owners would not let anyone on the circuit.  It meant an extra hour of sleep....thank you, thank you very much.  Rafael has family visiting today (brothers, daughter) from the Milwaukee area so he will drive first.  He should do well as he has driven this track before where I have not.

After lunch the results are in.  Rafael has done very well and took the 21st fastest time for the morning.  It is good enough to move us up to 17th overall.  Way to go Rafael!!!!!!  I only hope I can do as well this afternoon.

Update on other teams.  Neil and Woody have been clawing their way up the overall leader board and now sit in 23rd.  They are also maintaining their lead in the SSGT Small Bore class by 30 points with two events left.  Way to go old farts!

The Mitsubishi Evo that was close behind us yesterday blew its motor this morning and is done.  Rather unfortunate to have that type of a failure this close to the end.

Catesby Jones Nissan GTR that was running second overall as of yesterday is now falling quickly with DNF's due to transmission failure.

That's it for now until we post results from this afternoon.


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