Well… Things went downhill at the Thunderhill…

After a great start on Saturday, we ran into some problems… We were plagued with “passing under yellow” penalties that set us back in both time and requiring unscheduled driver changes. At the beginning of Day 2 we were back in 52nd place, loosing a MASSIVE 26 positions. The first hour and a half, we clawed our way back up 13 spots, but the nagging “passing under yellow” penalties and a few 15 minute “breathers” for getting 4 wheels off the pavement prevented us from moving up any further than 36th through the end of the day…

Pic of the Rocket on the front straight

Thus ending our 2008 24hrs of LeMons effort. With the exception of a broken alternator belt and a burst radiator hose, the car was dead nuts reliable during the event, was fast and predictable throughout the day and will obviously be a decent contender if we decide to attempt any future events. As it stands now, I plan to repaint it and maybe put it into a few AutoX’s.

It’s going to need a transmission rebuild and we should probably pull the head to see what’s built up under there after 260k miles…

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