Sunday, December 30, 2007
Just about 10 minutes after we went out, another car flipped about 5 times right in front of our pit. This is his wheels sticking up in the air after he came to rest. This picture right as it happened, the race was still going on and the green and red car was swerving around the flipped car. The driver was fine. That is bill in the blue jacket with white stripe, the second person on scene.
Car still running fine, John brought it in, now Carl is driving. We had to come off a second time for fuel, because the pumps were not pumping during out first stop, so that kind of hurt us, but we are in about 25th place. Duct tape still holding. By one informal count, about 35 of the 70 cars that entered are still in the race.
Steve is out driving. The car is still going, so that means the duct tape is holding the cooling system together. Just in case, Scott jumped in Grandma Dungan's Buick and drove the speed limit to the local Walmart to get equipment for the backup plan. So if the tape goes, we hope to go with plan "B" which is hose clamps from Walmart. So far they are just sitting there as backup.