It had to happen eventually. Spookworks had a 100% finishing record dating back to 2008. Even Las Vegas high rollers know you simply cannot beat the odds forever.
Regrettably it came when it would do the most damage. Chasing a 100 point deficit in the RAF Rally Championship a good result was needed to stay in touch going into Round 4. The car was prepped to the highest level ever and seemed invincible. A thorough pre event check was carried out and everything seemed great. There was a feel of an upset in the air.....
|Twas the night before and all looked - spectacular!|
|Stage 1 and already drama. Cable Tie origami is used to keep the wayward intercooler pipe attached.|
|More drama - launch control is not so much "go" as "slow"|
|Another stage another drama. The car spent more time on the jack than on the stage.|
|Playing catch up at the Jane Cowling Rally. Plenty of go once she gets going...!|
|With the mechanicals fixed - the pink bit behind the wheel needs some tweaking....|
|Even the Spookworks Media Team worked out that all the action was sadly in the Service Area!|
|Blaze of Glory and Rock Bottom - Here it is......a sad end to a difficult day.|
We immediately retired and pushed the car back into service. Game over.
A full investigation is yet to be carried out but with the next event looming over the horizon, Spookworks are gonna need all hands on deck to get the car turned around in time for Round 4.
|The boys in service proved to be the stars of the show and without them we would not have got past Stage 1!|
More details and pics to follow as we begin the rebuild.
Next event is the Woodbridge Stages on 22 September.
Lets hope that we can put all this behind us and that the Spookworks DNF record stays at 1!