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04-21-2007, 07:08 PM
Friday April 20, 2007 - Chihuahua City to Maderas, northern Chihuahua state First Day of Racing
Follow longtime BMW CCA member Terry Sayther’s report through the weekend in his $500 racecar, preparing for the 24 Hours of LeMons. Yes, LeMons, not LeMans. Check back for more from the Chihuahua Express, a three-day open road race in western Mexico, the weekend of April 21.
The Project Lemon Bimmers logo.
Terry Sayther with Rhett Hubertus and Phil Hartman, BMW CCA
April 20, 2007</p> Friday, 4/20/07 -- Racing starts early here in the mountains: we were up to see the sunrise. Our final details included testing the seat belts to make sure we could get in and out fast --- we couldn´t. Then testing the harnesses to make sure the HANS neck protection devices are held securely --- they weren´t. So much for pre-planning. We moved a bunch of supplies into the race car trunk to make sure that if we were stranded in the desert we woudn´t lack for food, water, reading material, shade, etc.
Oops! All that stuff in the trunk pushed some wires together and made an electrical fire! Back out with all the stuff and leave it in the truck.

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