We did it! The final result are in.
We won Day 7 – Zacatecas to Durango
with a win every day of the race we win 1st place in Historica B
in La Carrera Panamericana 2015
This is a third time we were on the podium every day of the La Carrera Panamericana race and a second time we received the 1st place trophy every day of the event.
We race and we win!
Last day of the race! 5 am – rise and shine! The start is at 7 am for the race cars, but the service cars hit the road around 6 am. We have a long transit ahead of us. The race cars little under 300 km and than regroup and then 7 speed stages to follow.
After the seven days of racing we used 2 sets of new Toyo R888 tires, 1 used set of RA01 Toyos from last year, only 1 quart of Motul 15-50 300 racing oil, and a lot of bottled water!
Thanks to all the people who helped us prep the Z for La Carrera- Eric Follett at Dublin Racing , Troy Ermish, Dave Rebello and Ron @AIM tires.
Also thanks to our sponsors:
Harvey Auto Group / Dublin Racing
We win Day 6! Only one more day!
We started in Guanajuato and had a long morning! 5 speed sections. But the car ran good, even though we still have some vibration and we ended in La Congoja for service.
We ran Mil Cumbres in the up hill directions today. It is a section very demanding for the car as well as the driver and the navigator. We did great!
Service was at the Parque Bicentenario by Guanajuato. It is amazing what change an hour of time can make!
we ran hard and fast in the afternoon sections as well. We think, but at this point it is not official yet – Taz and Rudy are still at the driver’s meeting, that we won Day 5 in our class!
We won Day 4!
What a morning! During the transit stage to the first speed section we had tapped a Porshe…. going over a speed bump. No major damage to either of us, just cosmetic.
The morning stages – it was “out and back” – 2 speed stages up the hill to Chapa De Mota. And the second 2 speed sections were going back on the same road.
The first stage was hard, because the route book was off by 2 km! They cut out the beginning of the section, but not everyone got the memo. 🙁
Car is running great, and the crew has done a fabulous job keeping it in top shape.
Today was an interresting day.
the first 2 stages in the morning we had to drive carefully because of a loud and stron vibration in the rear when the car was going 120 km/h. But at service our amazing crew got us back in shape and we ran really hard in the afternoon!
…. And we won Day 3 in our class!