: MDR 400 pics

06-24-2007, 04:04 PM
Well I chased car 180, I was sitting on my ass in pit A the whole race in the truck with the AC on ! Good thing it wasn't my truck or gas!

Flat tire on lap 2

Everything was going great until the front lower bulkhead for the suspension broke off at RM13 on lap 8! We where 3rd in class too, this was the owners second race ever.

Well we booked it over to where he was and radioed for the welder, generator, and some straps to get it welded back on. Took us about an hour to get it welded on and while we where down 4th and 5th place passed us so it put us in 5th.

While waiting for support to get here I looked at the GPS and he had and average of 55 MPH with a top speed of 98! This car is not a 1 car, it was built as a prerunner while we build his real 1 car with a LS7 and about 600+ HP (will post pics of build later).

On to the carnage pics. I wish I would have gotten a pic of the bulkhead with the A-arms attached almost sitting on the ground but I wasn't thinking at the time. Click pics for larger

This is the piece that broke off

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