Thursday, October 29, 2009

Some Lucky And Some Are Not

If Clint Eastwood lived at Zacatecas, before heading over La Buffa he might ask the question, "Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

Lucky... Car #11 Ford driven by Vance Stewart III made a little side trip yesterday that wasn't in the route book but with a lot of help not only were they able to get pulled out but they are now back in the race. When building a car for La Carrera Panamericana, not only is it important to know how to build a car to be fast and reliable but it must also be built to take a lot of abuse.

Un-Lucky... Car #332 Porsche driven by Havier Von Bertram was saved from taking a plunge off La Buffa but as a result was not so lucky and the car will not be able to return to the race.

Lucky... Car #133 Oldsmobile driven by Doug Mockett backed off the road at high speed but was able to get back in the race. It could have been a lot worse.

Lucky/Un-lucky... I'm not sure. Car #121 driven by Karl Scheible was in 2nd overall until he had a bad moment resulting in a off the road excursion. Luckily the car was repairable and he is back in the race and at the end of day five he was in 5th overall.

1 comment:

Francisco Ortiz said...

The car 332 have the accident in "La Congoja", not "La Bufa"