Saturday, February 7, 2009

Parker 425 - Update #3

This just in from Chad -- He confirmed the information about the shift linkage. Took a couple hours to fix, but he did say the car was fast and they had a good run. He handed to car off to Johnny at RM 154, but about ten miles later, the car was hit and looks like it will be a dnf. Chad didn't have the details, but we are holding tight and hoping the guys are okay. More to follow as soon as we hear.....

Parker 425 - Update # 2

It's tough to stare at #1055 , see the MPH remain at zero and wonder what is happening.  But Josh just phoned in -- It's raining hard in Parker, and unfortunately Chad and Thad are stuck at Main Pit working to fix #1055.  At race mile 131, the shift lever broke at the transmission.  They were able to manually engage second gear and limp it in.  The rain started at 11:30 and now at 1 pm, it is still coming down hard.  The plan is to get the fix, hand the car off to Johnny at Graham Well and finish the race and get the points.  Best of luck to the team! 

Friday, February 6, 2009

Parker 425 - Update # 1

Hello Race Fans!
Lots of exciting changes at Rod Hall Racing.  This weekend, Chad Hall competes with trusted co-driver Thad Stump, at the Parker 425.  No, he will not be driving his H3 Alpha, but the #1055 Class 10 car of Johnny Harrah and Speed Technologies.  He will be competing the entire BITD series with Johnny and plans to return to the Baja 1000 in the stock full class behind the wheel of his race proven HUMMER.  Class 10s are open-wheel buggies - with unlimited suspension and limited engines - quite a change from his H3 and H1.

Chad will leave the line at approximately 8:15 and compete against approximately twenty cars. He will drive the first 1 1/2 laps of the 3 lap race - and make the driver switch at Graham Well.  

Rod and Josh are at Parker showing support for Chad's new endeavor.  Rod is actually an "extractor" on the course - ready to pull out stuck, stranded vehicles.  We'll be following on Iritrack and checking in with the Halls to get the latest on Chad's race.