Raffo Racing -- 2007 SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 Arlington Hts., IL (September 13, 2007) - Chris Raffo and his Fig Partners, Hot Creek Capital, D & L Performance, Phil's Inc. BFGoodrich Tires Chevy Blazer were looking to turn get make on track ,...
Raffo Racing -- 2007 SCORE Terrible's Primm 300
Arlington Hts., IL (September 13, 2007) - Chris Raffo and his Fig Partners, Hot Creek Capital, D & L Performance, Phil's Inc. BFGoodrich Tires Chevy Blazer were looking to turn get make on track , looking to keep alive the hopes of a SCORE Class 3 Championship. Unfortunately, the team suffered another "Did Not Finish."
The Class 3 participants in this late summer classic, in the Nevada desert, saw a record number of competitors in the Class 3 division. With the "Stock" 4x4 competitors slated to complete just two circuits of the sixty-six mile course, Chris and his team knew there wasn't much time for an error or breakage on the course.
Almost immediately after taking the green flag, Chris realized something wasn't right with the drivetrain. About five miles into the desert, the transfer case broke basically ending the day for the team.
"We had just gotten out of the stadium part of the course and just began running in the desert, when we stopped to help a fellow competitor," commented Chris Raffo. "At that point I knew something wasn't right in the drivetrain. When we attempted to get going again, but basically we could not move. Quickly we traced it to the transfer case, and that was it."
The best part of the day was when the Blazer and the crew got back to the Pit Area in Primm. Fellow teammate and driver, Jeff Dolan, had setup the grill and treated the crew to an awesome barbeque.
Now the "Raffonator" is back in Illinois, getting repaired and prepped for the 2007 edition of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. This year's edition is almost 1300 miles long, with the trek finishing in Cabo San Lucas.
Next Race: November 10-16 - Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.