Thanks everyone who has followed along with this build thread and rooted for us at King Of the Hammers. Unfortunately we had a problem with our cooling system on the second lap and were down for over three hours doing field repairs, which eventually led to us timing out and getting a DNF. Crispy was back up and running strong, about 1/2 way through the third and final lap when time ran out. We'll post up some more complete race details soon, but first let's get you some photos in chronological order. This first set of photos is from a magazine photo shoot we did on Friday before KOH week. These are our own photos that I managed to shoot while the magazine photog was doing his thing. Enjoy!
Here's a series of shots from Day 1 of Qualifying, on Tuesday of KOH week. Larry and Greezy ran their qualifying lap during the "Power Hour" that afternoon. Photo credit goes to Randall Davis, Dan O-Leary and myself for these shots.
Fairly early in the lap, near the beginning of the first rock section, Larry was coming in hot and hit a big rock hard on the driver's side wheel. Dan O'Leary caught a great sequence of shots beginning just after it happened. The impact popped the tire but Larry and Greezy kept going, finishing the lap on 3 good tires with a middle-of-the-pack time. With the tire flat, the wheel took quite a bit of punishment from the rocks and came apart. There was some damage to the steering and brakes too, that all had to be fixed before the big race on Friday.