Thursday, October 16, 2008

Jed Clampett Would Be Proud!

The team was loaded up and ready to leave on schedule today with the Danger Ranger / Lemon Hauler on an open trailer with the golf cart strapped sideways over the front and miscellaneous tool boxes and ice chests stuffed in where possible. Yessiree, it was a contender for the "Beverly Hillbillies Award!" It looked like the Clampetts were on the move!

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!

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