Monday, June 15, 2009

Australasian Safari Update #1

Here's the latest on the Australasian Safari...
The H2 SUT was shipped out Thursday, June 11th along with spare parts and BFG race tires.  So things look good and the team is continuing to prepare for the 8-day race through the Outback.  

The race begins in Perth, Australia on August 1st.  Josh and Thad Stump will be in the truck each day, with race support from Josh Ogg, Greg Knowles and three additional crew from "down under."  From what we understand, the navigation is traditional rally raid format, not a marked course with full GPS routes we normally experience in US and Baja off-road racing.  The solid history and experience as teammates that Josh and Thad have together over the past several years should pay off.

Currently, Josh is working with the rally to establish which class the H2 SUT qualifies for.  It looks like it will fall into T1.  However, as news occurs, we'll keep you posted.

2 comments:

asdfiijjleicl said...

Sweet. Thanks for the update! Keep more coming.

JJac said...

You guys are going to kick butt. Keep the updates coming. Are you going to have daily updates from the race?