This year’s King of the Hammers race lived up to it claim of being “The toughest race in America”!
· Jami’s UTV race was on Wednesday and was going well when at mile 100 of 116 a rear suspension bolt came out and broke the rear shock and axle shaft taking them out of the race.
· Jordan’s race was on Thursday and he drove like a champ! At age 17 he piloted his new MOD Class car to take 2nd place only 45 seconds behind the winner. Very close!
· My 4400 Class race was on Friday. We started 94th off the line and by mile 90 had passed 80 other racers! My crew chief radio’d us to let us know we were running at the same pace as the leader and with time adjustment we would be in 1st. The car was running good and we knew we could continue at the pace we set until the finish. When at mile 98 of 178 we experienced a catastrophic failure that would result in a high speed tumble 6 times bringing our day to an end. I broke my wrist and hurt my knee, but feel lucky to be alive!