Wow! Crazy day on the course!!
The track is fast, and is only technical for the first half mile. After that, it is flat out speed. Jumps, whoops, high banked turns, drifting through the woods, it will be a rpm busting day.
We pre-ran 3 laps today with each lap being roughly 3 miles. We were faster each lap, but the faster you go, as you could guess, the rougher it gets. I lost a bolt holding in the spare and sourced an extra one from Wal-Mart. Hopefully tomorrow I can get it to fit. Next problem, transfer case skid bolts are trying to unseat. Both on the driver's side were 3/4's of the way out. Last issue.....
4 wheel drive is trying to crap out on me. I have some loud grinding noises coming from either my front drive shaft or transfer case. Only getting it in 4WD. NO CLUE what it is. Drive shaft feels solid, but something is definitely not right. So as soon as I get through the technical stuff, I have to run 2WD through track.
Good news is, I'm still carrying 50+mph in the high speed sections on pre-run and should be even faster tomorrow.
Ok.... took some video from the GoPro camera, it is sick!!!!! It's still uploading, but it is crazy clear. Too bad once it is on Youtube it will be shrunk down. I have to be up in 6 hours to finish up the Jeep, so hopefully I can get my wife to give you guys a preview. It is awesome!!!
Oh, also I lost my winch hook on the 3rd lap. I helped a guy who ran into a ditch (pulled him out) and the winch hook must have.. I actually don't know. But it is gone.