Competitor’s pics from Day 5

Cadillac La Salle, driver Matt Hummel and navigator Chris Cochrane. Final results : 3rd place in Turismo Producion
Cadillac La Salle, driver Matt Hummel and navigator Chris Cochrane.
Final results : 3rd place in Turismo Producion
Porshe 911, Miguel A Granados and Adrian Carmona. Finished 3rd in Historica B
Porshe 911, Miguel A Granados and Adrian Carmona. Finished 3rd in Historica B
Alfa Romeo Giulia, Conrad Stevenson and David Le finished 1st in Historica A Plus
Alfa Romeo Giulia, Conrad Stevenson and David Le finished 1st in Historica A Plus
Alfa Romeo Ti 1965, Martin And Kelly Lauber finished 3rd in Historica B Plus
Alfa Romeo Ti 1965, Martin And Kelly Lauber finished 3rd in Historica B Plus
Subaru GST Coupe 1972, Vojtech Stajf and Vladimir Zelinka
Subaru GST Coupe 1972, Vojtech Stajf and Vladimir Zelinka
Studebaker 1953, Carlos Frausto and Rodrigo Franco Medina finished 2 nd in Turismo Produccion
Studebaker 1953, Carlos Frausto and Rodrigo Franco Medina finished 2 nd in Turismo Produccion
Datsun 240Z, Taz Harvey and Rudy Vajdak finished 1st in Historica B
Datsun 240Z, Taz Harvey and Rudy Vajdak finished 1st in Historica B
Oldsmobile 1954, Doug Mockett and Angelica Fuentes
Oldsmobile 1954, Doug Mockett and Angelica Fuentes
Studebaker, Rafael Van der Straten and Mauricio Pimentel
Studebaker, Rafael Van der Straten and Mauricio Pimentel
Studebaker 1954, Gabriel Marin and Gabriel Marin Jr finished 3rd in Turismo Mayor
Studebaker 1954, Gabriel Marin and Gabriel Marin Jr finished 3rd in Turismo Mayor
Studebaker 1953, Gabriel Perez and Ignacio Rodriguez
Studebaker 1953, Gabriel Perez and Ignacio Rodriguez

We win Historica B class at LCP 2015

We did it! The final result are in.

We won Day 7 – Zacatecas to Durango

and

with a win every day of the race we win 1st place in Historica B

in La Carrera Panamericana 2015

On the podium to get the trophy for the last day of the race.
On the podium to get the trophy for the last day of the race.

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.

Getting on the podium....
Getting on the podium….
We win the Historica B class in La Carrera Panamericana 2015
We win the Historica B class in La Carrera Panamericana 2015

We race and we win!

 

October 22 – Day 7 – Zacatecas to Durango

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.

Leaving after service for a transit to the speed stage.
Leaving after service for a transit to the speed stage.
Second service of the day. Just 2 more speed stages to go!
Second service of the day. Just 2 more speed stages to go!
Filling the car up....the race cars fill up at the gas station with everyone else.
Filling the car up….the race cars fill up at the gas station with everyone else.

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:

Motul Oil

Alpinestars

czechbeer.com

Harvey Auto Group / Dublin Racing

 

October 20 – Day 5 – Morelia to Guanajuato

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!

Before the service. We are pulling in to get a good spot to work on the car. Plenty of room at this point.
Before the service. We are pulling in to get a good spot to work on the car. Plenty of room at this point.
...an hour later....
…an hour later….
...the crew at work...
…the crew at work…

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!

October 19 – Day 4 – Toluca to Morelia

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.

....before....
….before….
....and after....
….and after….

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. 🙁

Working on the car dusing the service break
Working on the car during the service break
Cars lined up to leave the "servicio"
Cars lined up to leave the “servicio”

imageThe afternoon speed stages were at the beautiful jungly Mil Cumbres. The road of thousands turns. Huge crowds of spectators line the road.

Car is running great, and the crew has done a fabulous job keeping it in top shape.

After the finish in Morelia - Plaza de las Armas
After the finish in Morelia – Plaza de las Armas

October 18 – Day 3 Mexico City to Toluca

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!

image The atmosphere at the finish was amazing! Thousands and thousands of people came to welcome us to their town.

imageMoment of rest after the finish line.

 

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