Monday, May 4, 2009

Rained out

During the summer months I'm crew chief for our racing team, Keevan Motorsports. We run a Dirt Late Model in the Warriors of Dirt series. After spending the winter repairing damage from last year and building a new body we were supposed to take the car out this weekend for it's first shake down of the year. Unfortunately the Oregon weather didn't want to cooperate with us.

After raining most of the week, and off and on all saturday morning the track management cancelled the race at about 11 am. It's kind of a mixed blessing, we weren't totally ready, still had a few minor things to button up on the car, but those could have been done at the track after checking in. Talk about cutting it close though. Luckily this wasn't a points race for us, so it didn't hurt us any by missing it.

The down side is, I'm leaving for Europe at the end of the month and won't be back until the 4th of July, and our next scheduled race is not until after I leave. So we're going to have to try to find another track that our car fits the rules to run at before then so we can break in the car and make sure everything is setup right.

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