A short time later a distress call went out due to the tow vehicle having a flat tire. Help was needed because Dennis didn't have the key to unlok his spare. How far did they get, you ask? 5 miles! Hopefully the remaining 375 miles to the track will be uneventful.
No such luck! The trailer had a blow-out about 40 minutes later in the Baton Rouge area. Luckily, it was on the right side again and they were able to change the tire without being exposed to the traffic passing on the interstate.
The rest of the trip was uneventful. Everything made it to Houston except the big numbers on the hood of the truck which blew off somewhere between Kenner and Houston. That lemon peel finish on the hood wasn't exactly the best surface for graphics. Oh well!
More tomorrow as we're gearing up for the practice day!