That wasn't us Clay ... I think Lance was in the EMC race on Thursday and I was co-driving for Matt Nieman (did he message Erin about getting a NecksGen?) #4487 on Friday's main event.
I am SURE that everyone has the same story from KOH but things were going really well for us until they went really bad! .. Qualifying wasn't a big focus for us, so we spent most of our days before the race either pre-running the main course, or just hanging out, catching up with old friends etc.
Having not pre-run the qualifying course I think we ended up 108th or something off the starting line .. Did some really solid work in the first lap probably passing some 20-30 other rigs. It's crazy actually how many people go FULL retard at KOH. One guy rolled off the starting line right in front of Brink, we saw another guy on his roof in a ravine at Mile Marker 1 .. Mile 5 or 6 we start to see rigs pulled off to the side in the whoops looking for lost parts or sitting there with their hoods up. To me, if a guy can keep his cool but still maintain pace he will have a good shot at things.
We ended up having a waterpump failure halfway through lap 2 (blew the big "frost plug" right out the back) .. LS3, truck water pump, rear mounted radiator, any ideas???? .. We were ahead of the "Jackhammer" traffic at that point so it was a major bummer to be broken down. We jogged up to remote pit 2, got a new pump and 3 gallons of water, fixed up the buggy (along with a flat tire/broke wheel) but couldnt get the damn thing out of limp mode. As a result, we just started helping those others around us.
One team from new Jersey or something (Liquid Iron Industries) needed some fuel, Greg Adler of 4 wheel parts had lapped us and was sitting in 4th or 5th however he had just rolled and needed some help getting a few issues sorted. We helped him pull plugs, flush the cylinders, give him a spare battery to try and troubleshoot an issue or two etc .. At that time, cars 5-10 came through and we helped spot them through a tough spot.
I've got to say, that UFO car build by JR is beautiful .. but the driver is a fucking idiot hah!
Once along time ago, in a subduction zone not to far away, great thrust faults and up-lift occurred, that my friend blows me away..... In this great land, we all treasure the same, I see no reason to only have mud trails, thats just lame. Thus today I made a vow I promise to uphold, I will find a rock trail in Alberta by hunting through the heat, rain and even the cold. So to all those Igneous and sedimentary rocks around, look out, the day is coming when you will be found.
Rock Poss'e 06