Well, it’s been a fun week, even though we didn’t even come close to finishing. We made it through the first check point at least. Looking back, we probably should have put the car on the trailer and hauled her down to Loreto. We would have missed a whole day, but we could have run the last day and still driven into La Paz and finished. We were the only ones in our class, so we would have gotten a trophy. But, live and learn, right?
I did get to talk to some great people this week. At the hotels at night and at the finish line, the thing to do is tell stories about the day and races past. We heard all about Larry Roeseler‘s motorcycle races in Dakar, the history of the Meyers Manx from the man himself, Bruce Meyers, and I even got to meet Gustav Vildosola, leader of the first Mexican team to win the Baja 1000 in 2010.
Dad and I with Gustav Vildosola. They ran a stock bug and came in 2nd in class, 24th overall.
The rally time sheet for Car 40.
When we looked at the results at first, NORRA had screwed it up! Car 40 pulled into the checkpoint for the 6th stage at 10:25am, with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes. NORRA wrote on the results that it took them 10 hours and 25 mintues. Ooops! That ain’t right! So we had to make sure they took 9 hours off the total time, which pushed us from 36th overall to 8th, overall, and third in class! Big mistake but NORRA took responsibility for it and fixed it right away. Thanks, Michele and Ken!