Thanks guys. Congrats to all the winners!
1st Overall two years in a row. I am still amped from the race. Just got back in town last night and been working on my computer to get the video done. Lost a hard drive a few weeks ago. I will have the video shortly.
As usual Snowflake didn't dissapoint. Great track. The extra large water breaks (small jumps) this year were great. There were 55 UTV's this year. Last year there were 56, but quite a few were China buggies. We left the line 2nd for the Pro Mod class after the Baja Pro class went off. I think I counted 18 of them so we had our work cut out for us with the dust on the first lap. The new Alba motor ran awesome and allowed us to catch the first car as well as two of the Baja class cars in the first 3 minutes. We got our previous cooling issues worked out and our temp was 175 the entire race and didn't have to baby it. We finished 11 minutes ahead of the rest of the cars and did a lot of passing. We shaved 27 minutes off last years time with 5 laps (136 miles) in 3hrs 2min. By lap 3 we were lapping stock class and Sport Mod class cars. I think you guys are going to like the video. There was some light rain just like last year that decreased the dust, but then it was difficult to keep the lenses clean. The previous days rain also produced quite a few muddy corners to slide out on and provide some more obstacles. On one of the corners we almost did a complete 180 when it caught me and spun me around. We never really knew how we were position wise our radio must have gotten wet and all we could here was static. On lap 4, I was pushing a little harder and we almost endoed on a water break when we hit it at 50+ mph. When we came through the scoring shute to start lap 5 we had a pretty good idea we were running close to first as they did not give us a white flag.
I would like to thank my wife, pit crew and co-driver. Also like to thank AzCourt for bringing up a last minute delivery and helping in the pits. You guys don't know how much you are appreciated.
Also like to thank my sponsors Alba Action Sports
, Lone Star Racing
, A and M Powdercoating
. Without these guys I would not be competing at this level. Our suspension was working great. Ran the whole race without any belt issues and A and M keeps the car looking good.
Here are some pics of the results and a some in car footage. The footage is a little ruff. My camera is now dead. The sound gets a little better as the time goes by. It is 1.5hrs and 141M
#70 in car Cam Snowflake 08