Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Now Lets Look At The OVERALL Results

As far as the top three are concerned nothing has changed.

1st Place #108 Bill Beilharz
2nd Place #10 Jorge Pedero
3rd Place #133 Doug Mockett

Stig has passed Lars into 4th but it will be very difficult for him to get Mockett unless something goes wrong. For what it's worth tomorrow's 1st stage is where Mockett's clutch took a dump on him last year costing him the race.

#372 piloted by Richard Tyzack moved up one position to 6th overall while Marc Davis and Bill Shanahan remained in 8th and 9th overall respectfully.

Out of 107 starting cars there are 70 competing at the end of day 6.

Tomorrow is the final day and it begins with some very dangerous and treacherous roads afterwards which will open up to a VERY LONG DAY of hundred miles stints and some of the highest speed stages of the entire race. I am talking about hit the gas and don't lift until you see the finish line in Nuevo Laredo kind of stints. It's important to keep in mind most of this stage are downhill and they will be dropping down from 8000 feet to almost sea level. Their engines, transmissions and rear ends (both under the car and the ones in the seats) have have the livin crap beat out of them nonstop for 7 days. To make matters worse, if the teams don't jet the carburetors correctly tonight it will cost them tomorrow. Last year this section saw a lot of cars with blown engines, blown tires and lost of blue smoke before getting pushed over the finish line.

Tonight you will party like you never have before but one of the best feelings ever will take place tommorrow when taking that last drive as you enter the city of Nuevo Laredo with thousands of people lining the highway and street while the police are running the gauntlet for you encouraging you to go faster and faster. Then as the streets begin to get so crowed that race fans are reaching out and touching your car you begin to realize, "SON OF A BITCH WE MADE IT!" Go get'em all you lucky Pilotos and Co Pilotos. For those of you that ran into some adversity... You should be proud that you made the effort which is more than hundreds of thousands of men before you failked to do for as many excuses as you can think of ande I would like to leave you with this quote..... "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood. At best, he knows the triumph of high achievement; if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt


My hat is off to you for taking on one hell of an adventure and like I said before you ever left for Mexico, this will change each and every one of your lives and you just don't know it yet.

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