Sunday, May 16, 2010

OTR day 2 - Fast rough damaging roads


Attrition continues to put competitors out of the race.

The northeast regions of The Columbia Gorge , the bed of the Hood River, and the Mt. Hood National Forest are known throughout the world as the most breathtaking places in the Pacific Northwest. This region is also known for giant trees that line rough tight forest roads, with razor sharp - tire slicing rocks. Many of T-Hanson's competitors and friends have fallen victim to these conditions.

At the end of day 2, more then 9 of the competitors, including top open class racers, have rolled or gone "off" the road, sustaining enough damage to conclude their weekend. The T-Hanson team experienced a minor scare when a chipped windshield began to crack and splinter. The service crew prepped for removal and replacement of the windshield, but after review by Rally America technical inspectors, it was determined that is wouldn't be needed.

T-Hanson finished day 2, 5th over-all and only 26 seconds behind the closest SP class competitor, and 1 minute 32.6 seconds ahead of the next closest in SP.

Look for more updated and info as the T-Hanson Motorsports team starts day 3, and the battle for the 1st place podium finish at OTR continues !