Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy B-day!

Also, happy b-day to our boy Shawn, who is part of the TCM/EGO crew this weekend. We had a little fun with him at dinner tonight...

posted by: Johnny K

so day one is done...

Well, today went well.
All drivers are comfortable. Night practice/qualifying was a bit messay as cars were going off a lot and the track was a mess. We had a hard time finding clean track. Carlo qulaified the car but was about 2.5 seconds off our fast pace as traffic was a mess. So we are sitting 12th in class (of about 21 cars), 35th overall (of about 70-something cars). We had no major work to do on the car. While many tteams were repairng wounded cars, we just prepped ours for the race. Tomorrow's driver lineup is Carlo, Rick, Ron, then Johnny. My first stint will be as night falls and I love the dark, so should be good.
We ended the day with a team dinner and went over the overall strategy for the race and we are ready to roll.

There are a lot of cars and people here. You can see that from the driver meeting photo.

Below are a few pics from the day. Enjoy and stay tuned. Tomorrow we will have an internet connection and will work hard to keep this thing updated a lot.

Wish us luck!

posted by: Johnny K

update Thursday afternoon

All is good. The car is fast and very fun to drive. Practice is going well and we have done several practice pit stops and driver changes. We are now getting the car ready for night practice and qualifying. More to come. Stay tuned

posted by: Johnny K

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday Update

UPDATE (Thursday: 12:15pm (pst)):
Just talked to Carlo... The car is good, just working on dialing out a little push so that we can go faster in the turns. The crew sounds pleased and are happy with the car. Everything should be dialed in for tomorrow morning...

stay tuned...

posted by: Johnny K

Thursday Testing

The TCM/EGO crew is at the track today doing some early testing. Carlo, the Jon's, Shawn, Ron and Rick are at the track today. Carlo, Rick and Ron will be running the car today, shaking it down, making sure everything is good. Taryn, Giulia, Mo, and Steve are driving down today. Brian and I are flying in this evening and we will all meet up tomorrow morning for another full day of testing.

We're really looking forward to this one, stay tuned and follow our progress...

posted by: Johnny K

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hello and Welcome...

This blog will document TC Motorsports/Ego Racing's 2007 25-hours of Thunderhill effort, beginning on the Friday, Dec. 1 test day, through the end of the race on Sunday. This gives those who are not at the track a chance to follow the action online and interact with the team by submitting comments to each posting. Drivers and crew will do their best to keep the site updated throughout this Severe Endurance Race.

Drivers are Carlo Sparacio, Ron Gabel, Rick Edwards, and Johnny Kanavas

The race begins Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11:00am (pst)