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Well, it looks like it's going to be Matt and I handling the driving duties. Still need a couple of brave souls that want to do navigating duties and a few others for pit detail. Really not much work to do on pit duty other than to get to the next pit area and set up a tarp, pull out fuel cans and be ready to fuel up and perhaps any other minor details that need done. Matt and I will be driving the chase/pit truck when not driving the race car. The race starts at 6am, is about 554 miles in length and has up to 16 pits, but we foresee only needing 4 or 5 of them. The pits are very close to the highway. We'll have radio contact between the race car and pit crew, so we'll be able to let the crew know if plans change. It would be great to have someone with a camera recording the action, pit work, start line (starts at Beatty, NV) and finish line (finishes at Dayton NV, south of Carson City).
We expect the race to be over about 8:30 or 9pm that same day. Then the next morning, we'll load up and drive to Reno for the awards and party.
We'll probably have a ProwlerTalk BBQ in the afternoon, then the awards party and after party.
I'm taking my 5th wheel, I have room for a few guys to sleep in there (we'll drive to Beatty after contingency and tech on Thursday, camp near the start line so we don't have to drive there from Vegas that morning 100miles).
 

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Darryl,

Do you still need help?
Yes I do Troy, I need another co-dawg/navigator. We have 2 drivers right now, so the co's might end up doing some driving. Also need a couple chase/pit guys. We're poorboying it, mainly looking to have some fun and finish the race first time out with this car.
You interested? With your experience running chase and pit, you would be extremely welcome. What would you most like to do on the team?
 

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hows the team shapin up Dman? fill us in!
Still needing a few more.
Matt Hunt (Soaz Cat) will be sharing driving duties with me, Ryan Drake from northern Cali will co-dawg/navigate with me. Need another co-dawg/navigator and 2 or 3 people to help with pit/chase duties. Matt's brother, Clayton may come back from overseas and help out, either driving 3rd leg or being Pit Chief.
Note, pit crew fuel handlers (while fueling) and driver/navigators have to wear 1 piece fire suits and helmets. So they will need to consider that. Drivers/ navigators need to be members of BITD ($50 fee) also. But that fee is good till December 31st.

IF, bit if, we place or win, we stand to receive a monetary prize, that will be split, after payback of base entry fee, among everyone else besides myself.

We'll be able to do this with one chase/pit truck for the most part. The pits are right next to the highway and the way the course weaves back and forth, the pit crew should have plenty of time to get from pit to pit ahead of the car. We'll use my DMax to chase and haul pit gear, only drawback is, it'll be pulling my 5th wheel and a 2nd trailer (for the car). Matt will drive the truck while I'm in the car, then we'll switch at either Coaldale, RM 281, or RM 307 (Redlich) and depending on how he's doing at Top Gun (South of Fallon), we'll switch back. The reason I'm doing it this way is, from Redlich to Top Gun is up through some mountainous terrain, it'll be afternoon and warm, so he'll be fresh for that leg. Then I imagine he'll be pretty worn by Top Gun and ready to switch back out. Matt is also a KOH hand, so he understands technical driving, which is what Redlich to Top Gun will be.
But like I said, we still need some folks that don't mind pouring a little fuel and helping wrench if something goes wrong. I have room for a few guys in my 5th wheel, so they can sleep there it they like. I may get a room at Reno though, but anyone that wants to stay in the camper can.
Tech and Contingincy is Thursday, August 18th, that evening we will drive to Beatty and camp for the night. We have to be on the start line around 5:30am, leave the line about 6am.
If all goes well, we will arrive in Dayton NV, about 8 to 10pm. We'll camp there and the next day drive on up to Reno. Depending on who is there, we may have a BBQ or find a place to celebrate a bit. Then that evening is the awards ceremony.
Anyone else want to join in, have fun.... We won't ever get rich racing, but who knows, you might end up in a magazine article, or driving your own car one day, or even on tv (ABC will broadcast this race).
 

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The timing on this whole race sucks. I am stuck in South Korea and scheduled right now to return August 19th. I am working on moving that date around a bit. I have a chase truck race radios/GPS setup, head sets, all the race gear (suit, pumper and wired helmet) Hanns device. Everything. If you really need it I could probably have my buddy get it out of my trailer and get it shipped out for you and my brother.

I cant wait to get home and get my Rotax motor in my Rhino. It is driving me nuts being over here during my entire summer.

If I can't make it out there I just want to say good luck, have fun and be safe.
 

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The timing on this whole race sucks. I am stuck in South Korea and scheduled right now to return August 19th. I am working on moving that date around a bit. I have a chase truck race radios/GPS setup, head sets, all the race gear (suit, pumper and wired helmet) Hanns device. Everything. If you really need it I could probably have my buddy get it out of my trailer and get it shipped out for you and my brother.

I cant wait to get home and get my Rotax motor in my Rhino. It is driving me nuts being over here during my entire summer.

If I can't make it out there I just want to say good luck, have fun and be safe.
Thanks Clayton, I may take you up on that, but would much rather have you here in person to throw in your experience and skills.
Keep us posted, there will always be a spot for you on the team. And if you need help on your car when you get back, I'll do what I can in return for you. Thanks again.
 

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Matt,
Send me your email address to
[email protected]
so I can send you a Google Earth Map File. They haven't released the V2R route yet, but it'll most likely be similar to last years course. I have last year's course plotted out with pits, fuel points and driver switches.

Course map without pits



Map Southern Section


Map Northern Section
 

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IF, bit if, we place or win, we stand to receive a monetary prize, that will be split, after payback of base entry fee, among everyone else besides myself.

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Im only in it for the glory and the beer !:D
 

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IF, bit if, we place or win, we stand to receive a monetary prize, that will be split, after payback of base entry fee, among everyone else besides myself.

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Im only in it for the glory and the beer !:D[/QUOTE]

I'm already almost famous for nothing in my own mind. Keep the glory and prize money. All I want is hookers and blow.
 

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Sounds like Darryl will need to keep you guys on a leash until the race is over!
I need to keep them on a leash?...LOL, probably the other way around...

Matt, don't worry, we'll have plenty of beer when it's over..no doubt about that...
 

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Im only in it for the glory and the beer !:D
I'm already almost famous for nothing in my own mind. Keep the glory and prize money. All I want is hookers and blow.[/QUOTE]

Hey Matt, if you run the chase truck fast enough to Mina after leaving Tonopah (70 miles to Mina and 55 back to Coaldale where we switch), you might have time to visit the cathouse there before you come back to take over driving... :eek:
 

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ouch ! howd this get turned on me ? i just wanted a cold beer ! that goofy brother of mine is the one that is gonna need the cathouse ! some how he got sent to the only town in korea that doesnt have one on every corner ! he has to spend his time watching asian cartoon porn on PPV with subtitles!
 

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ouch ! howd this get turned on me ? i just wanted a cold beer ! that goofy brother of mine is the one that is gonna need the cathouse ! some how he got sent to the only town in korea that doesnt have one on every corner ! he has to spend his time watching asian cartoon porn on PPV with subtitles!
Now that is funny!!!:D
 

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Need to hardmount the wiring and ecu, etc. then put the skid plates on... just a few minor things other than that and it's ready...



Functional hood scoop supplies air to the intake and drive belt cooling...









Less than 2 months away to V2R....
 
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