Sunday, August 12, 2018

We're at Bonneville Speed Week! The Race is on!

We're racing. The short dark nights are cool, but the long days are hotter than hell. We're at the end of the rainbow. We're at Bonneville Speed Week with our Salt Slush Amazon! Here's a short status report before I need to sleep dreamlessly for some hours.
The Amazon is now approved at both El Mirage and Bonneville!  
Morning in at The Salt Flats. Approved. Ready. 
Catrine & Carina are ready too. 
Race cars must be towed when sailing on the salt. We're heading to the start line 4. Temperature is raising.
Karl-Johan is not freezing at this point. It's 38deg C outside. Luckily he has his 5 layer race suit and helmet on... 
Tensions released! Kalle is happy as can be after a successful Rookie race. Next step awaits. 
No glory without pain. While the race car works fine, the starter motor in our Suburban gave up today. On the Salt when the Burb was working as push car. But, with support from the amazing Carrillo Brother Auto Service in East Wendover I managed to get the Burb towed and repaired in 4 hours. On a Sunday. Won't happen in Sweden. Ever. Thanks!!
Summary: We managed to complete 3 successful Rookie runs today at Bonneville and fix a broken Chevy Suburban.
We'd better call it a day and get going with some more racing tomorrow!

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