The Friday rallies are always a challenge. It has been a long time since you have had to manage the stopwatch, make the car stay on that speed, understand and execute those damned instructions! Add to that bringing a rookie into the car for his first taste of rallying ever.
My brother in law Vern and I have had some interesting adventures together. We got to meet BB King on his tour bus once, for instance. When I asked him to try this he was eager, but concerned he would be the reason I didn’t win. Lol, if he only knew!
i try to keep things simple, but there is always something you forgot to mention before you go into battle. Usually little things, like how to time a stop sign, or really, to make sure that stop maneuver is timed for a 15 second pause.
Yeah, that bit us. A little. No big deal, just a 10 second error. I gotta say, by the time that happened Vern had really come a long way. He was disappointed in our scores, but other than the 27 in leg 4 we had a great day.
The grand scheme of things, Friday means nothing. It’s practice day, and a learning day for the rookies. Saturday is the start of the real deal. The GTO is running good. We could become pretty competitive by the time this is over…
Maybe. With a little luck…