Thursday, October 25, 2007

Qualifying

I only have a few minutes so this will be short. Today we needed to go to an "official"
kilometer on a map to calibrate our Terratrip but on the way there was a large demonstration that blocked the street we needed to go on by hundreds of angry demonstrators. We were forced off onto dead stopped side streets. Eventually we made it to a street where the cops were not allowing anyone thru so I ran their blockade and headed back to the spot on the map since that street was closed and we calibrated everything. Then we tried to take the closed street thru the demonstration where they had ropes tied across the street stating their demands and they began kicking and breaking windows on the car in front of us. I told Jon to hang on and ran the blockade tearing down the banners and ropes which were held down with large rocks and everyone chasing us. Are we having fun yet or WHAT!

I have to leave now to qualify and we are the second car to go in the Historic C class. Keep your fingers crossed. One car (a chevy) in our class was ready to go and blew his motor.

4 comments:

anthony said...

thats my dad!~one badass mo-fo....

Warwick said...

Awesome! The adventure begins...

Gwinda said...

Sounds like a grand time!Was wondering if you had seen the Apple Farmer Racing team. He's our friend and neighbor. We haven't heard from him since he left for Loredo.Just trying to check on him. Thanks.

Gary Faules said...

Had an awesome day.

The Apple Farmer Racing Team had an awesome day. They have become good friends and we went to tonights awards ceremony together. As a father of two young men I have to tell you how much I enjoy watching them bond together. We laugh a lot, enjoy the towns when we have the time and so on. I promised them I would post some photos of them as soon as I get some but tommorrow we will have a long race day so stay tuned.