The countdown's on: starts at "Vegas ot Reno" and "Primm" Dear Friends, Forgive me for not writing here for a while. I was simply swamped with work and trying to keep up with all the meetings and things I had to do. But today I've got some...
The countdown's on: starts at "Vegas ot Reno" and "Primm"
Forgive me for not writing here for a while. I was simply swamped with work and trying to keep up with all the meetings and things I had to do. But today I've got some great news: Together with Roger Norman I will tackle the Vegas to Reno Race next week in one of his Trophy Trucks! On Tuesday I'll fly to Las Vegas. On Wednesday there will be the Qualifying race on a five mile course for the best starting times. And on Friday the big race is on! The distance is 530 miles, I'll take over from Roger at Race Mile 308. There's a very interesting challenge in this race: We have no recce or pre-run. The only way we know where we're going at race speed is by the organiser's road book and GPS data. The race is a round of the "Best in the Desert" (BITD) championship.
Roger Norman on the rocks: we met during my winter training in icy Ivola/Finland
I'm really confident, because as usual I'll have my navigator and our crew chief Bryan Lyttle at my side in the cockpit at our Trophy Truck premiere. And All German Motorsports is going to work together with Roger's team for the pit support. That's additional motivation.
Roger Norman is one of the true greats of our sport. Already in 1999 he won the BITD Championship. In 2001 and 2008 Roger and the Norman Motorsports Team clinched wins at the Baja 1000 -- to name just a few of his countless successes.
Roger and I met during the winter training that I organise up in Finland's Ivalo in February. We started talking about our sport ... and sometimes things just turn out fabulously! I'm immensely looking forward to racing with Roger, and I'd like to thank him and his team for their trust.
On 11 September I'll be back in the AGM buggy for the Primm 300 ...
After the Vegas to Reno Race my family and I'll spend a few days in the USA. On the 28th and 29th August I'll be testing with my friends and colleagues of AGM for the upcoming Primm 300 on 11 September. Armin Kremer and Andy Aigner will join us in the second AGM Buggy for the race, so our team will turn up at the Primm 300 in full strength.
... I am already looking forward to the pre-run - and some night shifts in the desert
But before the flag drops for the Primm 300 I have a very special and pleasant date in my calendar: BF Goodrich Germany will arrive in Nevada with guests on 9 September, and I'll do my best to show them the fascination of our sport. They'll see the technical scrutineering before the start, the race -- and they do a trip into Nevada's desert. I have the feeling this is going to be an unforgettable journey for the guests of BF Goodrich. I say to them all right now: "Welcome to the All German Motorsports Team!"
I'll be back here with all the news at the latest after the Primm 300.