They got lost on the way to SS4. Apparently the pages were stuck in the manual and they ended up in outer nowhere. It seems it's rather difficult to turn pages wearing g-force gloves -- even more so when they're a size or two too small, and haven't been worn in ~3yrs. (since Sebring.) They called Charlie ("crew chief") and he sent them back to Service C to rejoin the stage.
Rally is hard on the tank. The diff is leaking (slowly) on the trailer. And it no longer has power brakes. (no vacuum assist) And the alternator probably wasn't up to running a pair of HID lights.
We'll blow all the sand out of it, refill the diff (or put the actual welded diff on it, which we couldn't figure out how to do at 11pm the day before they left -- Jimmy did joke it would be easier with a hole cut in the floor...), and sort out the vacuum issues... and take it Wilson NC in two weeks for the THSCC rallycross and novice school. If you're remotely in the area, come join us. Wilson Country Fairgrounds is very easy on cars. No special setup required. (just don't bring a convertible. that miata needs a hardtop!)
http://nasarallysport.com/results/2018- … -index.htm
Surprisingly not too far off pace (2WD), esp. for a pair of first time novices trying not to break the racecar. And yes, they were on proper rally wheels. (which, btw, are a serious pain in the ass to mount. it's like trying to slip a chunk of marble on the rim)
Duff Beer Civic (#128) -- 2014 Sebring - Class B (#1 of 7), 2016 Barber - Class B
1981 Jet Electrica 007 [Plymouth Horizon TC3] (#128) -- Mk.1 - Index of Effluency Eco (IOEe) @ 2016 Lemons South Fall, Mk.2 - Judges' Choice @ 2017 'Shine Country Classic, Mk.3 - Index of Effluency @ 2017 Southern Discomfort