Archive for December, 2005

Gearing up for my first 25 Hour Enduro

Thursday, December 1st, 2005 by Brian

Although not exactly a trip or travels, I am going to chronicle my involvement in the NASA 25 Hour Enduro this year. This is an endurance auto race where the cars run straight for 25 hours. First place at the end takes all the glory.
My friend Marshall Pruett put together a team to [...]

Thursday Set-up & Friday Practice

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 by Brian

It’s early Saturday morning and I’m about to hop in the shower after a pretty lengthy 6 hours of sleep. Here are some brief notes from the weekend so far which, despite some hiccups, is going pretty well:

Thursday, 9:30pm – Mark and I arrive at Willows hotel, but the car is still at the [...]

Saturday Update

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 by Brian

Whew, a pretty long day so far. Some near giant problems that, through the skills of many talented and resourceful people, have been turned into minor problems dealt with in seconds at each pit stop.

Saturday, 9:00am – Hectic morning finishing up various mechanical tasks, a few more contingency sponsor stickers, getting the [...]

Sunday Morning Update

Sunday, December 4th, 2005 by Brian

Night RacingLong exposure shows the cars lapping for 13 hours of darknessIt’s 9:02am and we’re running P3. Lots has happened since last night. The lead Porsche rolled on the back straight after contact with the SSF BMW. The Hankook BMW came out at lap 440 with a rear wheel bearing failure and [...]

3rd Place Overall!

Sunday, December 4th, 2005 by Brian

A completely amazing finish for a car that had never turned a wheel in a race, the ART / Easy Street / Car & Driver / Subaru WRX STI has finished 3rd place in the ES class and 3rd place overall! It’s now 8:40pm and I’m back in San Francisco. After [...]