Friday, May 3, 2013

Round and Round We Go!

Tech and sticker day on the One Lap of America means it's Friday.  That means tomorrow is Saturday and the beginning of another grueling week of highway driving from one track event to another.  Seven days of fighting the utter lack of meaningful sleep and a half way decent meal.

Tomorrow begins in South Bend, IN heading as far west as New Orleans and eventually as far south as Daytona Beach, FL.  Only then do we head back north through South Carolina, the Commonwealth of Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and to the familiar grounds of the Tire Rack in South Bend.

The opening event tomorrow is the wet skid pad.  Robert (Bobby G) will be at the helm for this first and most critical test of driver, machine, and tire.  All must work in unison at their limits.  In the end it really is the human dictating history - too much right foot equals lost time.

From South Bend we head south to Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, IN.  A mear 82 miles where I (Chicken Hawk) will hunt down orange cones, but hopefully not kill any.  That's right you guessed it, an autocross.  From there we have a 600 mile drive to Talladega, AL.  We expect to arrive at our motel in Alabama at 1:30 am EST.  I am tired thinking about it seeing the alarm clock is set for 6:15 am.

So, for today.......goodnight.  Tomorrow starts the real test and of course the fun.  We'll post updates and results more often, pics, and videos.

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