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Day 2 success!  Car ran great all day.  Olaaf & Scott ran the longest day in rally driving.  Apparently Olaaf is a speed demon - Scott threw the route book on floorboard and was screaming for Olaaf to slow down.  So was the story.

Apparently Olaaf agreed to stop at cantina on the transit stage back to the hotel... Scott *appeared* fairly lubricated upon exiting the co-pilot seat in the paddock.

Huge grins on both their faces as they pulled up.

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Re: Chihuahua Express 2013 or USA Invades Mexico with $500 cars! Bad IDEA

Well, I just got back from the evening driver's meeting & awards ceremony.  Apparently our boys racked up some points today and really made an impression on the field.  Since my name is first on the 'Piloto' list I was called up to the stage.  I graciously apologized for our team and its (500) points earned in today's racing.  Yes, that's a negative 500 points in a race that's usually decided by a single point.

I offered/admitted that we're really bad, but we mean well and that we are having a ton of fun. All true.  Our fellow racers were generous with their applause.

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Details?

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Loved following this!!  Got jealous enough that I couldn't be there, and needing a fix, I headed BACK to Monticello to hang with Caswell, Wyatt Knox and Pete Kuncis at ESPR.

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Ended the race and a super weekend.  The Barracuda didn't want to leave Mexico and stalled at customs - boarder patrol had to push start DC and Katie to the displeasure of a long line of travelers.  NSF, NSF, NSF!

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Fook yeah!

Congrats!

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Re: Chihuahua Express 2013 or USA Invades Mexico with $500 cars! Bad IDEA

Well done.

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https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/163945_4153982226782_250388288_n.jpg

We did find time to visit some works of art along the way.

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Where is the lion?  big_smile

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https://www.facebook.com/video/video.ph … 7666428891

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Not even 8 seconds.   Its a damn shame.   hmm

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https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/313843_4147669308963_2070590297_n.jpg

Brave girl w/ DC as the pilot.  Doug, run about 6/10's right, RIGHT!!  Sorry Doug.

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Yep, not a guard rail in site.

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https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/529598_4749818269307_31233487_n.jpg
So the Governor of Chihuahua stopped by for a visit.  Here are a couple of his goons.

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So, this happened in the high plains of La Paz...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29375858@N03/8678152867/

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Mother of God.

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ronman wrote:

Mother of God.

Yeah, that's about all I can say too.

Yep.

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Re: Chihuahua Express 2013 or USA Invades Mexico with $500 cars! Bad IDEA

I like that he challenged the truck semi-nude as it drove by.

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You are allowed to dance naked on a Mexican highway just so long as you wear your helmet and you can fix your race car yourself because there is no way in hell anyone will stop to help you.

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Ram Tough!

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Re: Chihuahua Express 2013 or USA Invades Mexico with $500 cars! Bad IDEA

DC Doug wrote:

So, this happened in the high plains of La Paz...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29375858@N03/8678152867/


What the hell ?!?!?!?!

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He who dances on the plains shall remain unnamed... for now.

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Re: Chihuahua Express 2013 or USA Invades Mexico with $500 cars! Bad IDEA

Well, we know it wasn't Doug...the Stig-Dancer was a bit more on the svelte side.

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Am I Mexican Stig?  Maybe not.

Am I a Mexican Lion Wrangler?  DEFINITELY!  :d

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Some notes on the Express!

Next year if we get at least three cars to join the event we'll have a class of our own.

NSF will be there and that leaves two other teams...

A note from the north American director.

Chihuahua Express Results
(DRAFT)

The final day in the 8th running of the Chihuahua Express turned out to be the most exciting.  American Doug Mockett and his Mexican navigator Angelica Fuentes came from behind in their Pan Am Oldsmobile to defeat the reigning Express champions, Eduardo Henkel and Sergio Puente, in their BMW M3 V8 by only 17 seconds. 

During the final day Mockett gained over a minute and a half on Henkel, erasing Henkel’s significant lead.  Mockett had won the first day by a few seconds but Henkel won big on Day #2.   Reportedly, Henkel was the most surprised person at the big Fashion Mall in Chihuahua City when the results were announced.

Felicidades, Doug and Angelica!

American drivers followed in third and fourth places overall:  Paul Hladky and Adrian Gerrit in their new, beautiful blue Turismo Production Studebaker finished 8:49 behind the leader, while Gerie Bledsoe in a 2007 Subaru WRX was 21:24 back.   Canadians John and Chrislana Gregory earned 6th overall in their ’65 Chevy II Nova and first in Historic C --29:39 off the winning time.

Other top-ten North American finishers included Frank McKinnon (8th) and Tom King (9th).

First-in-Class trophies went to:  Bledsoe - under 2.5 liter turbo 4 x 4, and Gregory – Pan Am Historic C.  Jake Shuttleworth snagged third in Historic C Pan Am, while McKinnon and King were second in their classes.

Attrition and off-road excursions took out some of the faster North American entries:

Taz Harvey – Datsun 510, clutch, Day #1
Stewart Robertson – TM Pan Am Studebaker, off, Day #2 (minor damage)
Ralph Carungi – TM Pan Am Lincoln, off, Day #3 (minor damage)
Jack Rogers – Mustang, engine, Day 3
Steve Waldman, Mitshubishi Evo, engine, Day 3
Hans Lindbolm  -- Mustang, engine, Day 3
Keith Callinan – Mustang, engine, Day 3
Kaming Ko – Dodge, off, Day 0 (broken steering-wheel hub, significant suspension damage)
Paul Fruchbolm -- Porsche 911, engine, Day #2
John Magnuson - Mazda RX-8, engine, Day #1

Ironically, all three Mustangs in the race expired on Day #3:  Australians Keith and his wife Mary Anne were running strongly in fourth overall at the beginning of Day #3, but lost the gear on their distributor shaft in the morning.   Not too far away, the Hans Lindbolm Mustang blew a head gasket.  And finally, Jack Rogers and CJ Strump lost their engine in the afternoon.

Taz Harvey, Ralph Carungi, and Stewart Robertson resumed the race after repairs and posted some excellent times.  Carungi and Robertson reportedly hit the same slick spot on the way up to Divisidero and ended up parked backwards in a pine forest.  A Mexican Porsche also crashed on Day #1 and did not return to the race.  No injuries were reported.

Missing from the final finishing order unfortunately is car #66, Rick Row and his son James.  They had run an excellent race all three days in their BMW Spec E-30, but when returning from the Day #3, they evidently got lost on the way to the finish line at the Fashion Mall.  Instead, they ended the day back at the hotel.  Because the timing crew did not receive their time card or timing “chip,” they were not listed in the final day’s result or the overall results.  On Day #1 they were 9th overall and on Day #2, 11th overall.  They also had a good shot at winning their class on Day #3.   With the approval of the Director of Timing, I have asked for their times to be included in the final results.

Special recognition is also deserved by Roger Furrer from Scotland who finished 12 in his beautiful powder-blue Triumph TR4.  And American rookies, Keith Newman and John Schnell did well on their first outing in Mexico, finishing 14th.

There were 32 competition cars registered to start the event, but several cars did now not show up for the star, including Carlos Anaya and Gabriel Perez, the winner of last year’s Panamericana.  Anaya lacked a sponsor and Perez had an emergency in the family.  Only 25 cars started Day #2, and by Day #3, there were only 23.  And, as noted, four cars did not finish Day #3 because of mechanicals.  Only 18 cars are listed in the overall results.

There were also more than a dozen cars signed up for the Express Tour, a time-to- distance “regularity” rally, including two cars from the U.S.

Overall, I think is safe to say that it was the best Chihuahua Express thus far.  The qualifying stage on the old Pan Am highway just north of town was a success, as was the elimination of the transit from the hotel down to the middle of town on Friday morning.  Instead of finding our way downtown on Day #1, we simply headed north, out of town toward Madera.  The ceremonial start this year was conducted in a park on Thursday afternoon, and as a added bonus, our helmets were blessed by a group of Tarahumara Indians.  For the first time, we also had service in the main square of Creel, a city recently named a “Magic Village” in Mexico.  And the weather was excellent.

We simply need to recruit more cars for the event.

Please feel free to suggest corrections or additions.  A final version will be included in the next Carreras News.

It was great seeing all of you!  Thanks for your support.

Gerie

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I'm guessing no mention of NSF so as not to encourage further Hoonage.

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