Primm 300: Class win with perfect team effort Dear Friends, Perfect days in the desert around Las Vegas: Martin Christensen, together with our crew chief and navigator Bryan Lyttle and me conquered the class win for Class 1 Unlimited Buggies ...
Primm 300: Class win with perfect team effort
Perfect days in the desert around Las Vegas: Martin Christensen, together with our crew chief and navigator Bryan Lyttle and me conquered the class win for Class 1 Unlimited Buggies at the Primm 300 last weekend and conquered third overall.
Flight to victory: It's easy to take off with 640hp behind your back
The marathon sprint went over four laps of 67 miles each in cozy temperatures of around 35 degrees Celsius. Our AGM Buggy was just great to drive. We had found a new set up for the shocks together with Bilstein - and it worked wonderfully. I turned the fastest race lap (1:11 hrs), and our Buggy ran absolutely smoothly. We had some misfiring for a short while, but the problem was quickly solved.
Lucky three: Third place overall and last podium sport for Martin, Bryan and me (l-r)
Again our pit crew contributed hugely to the success. Refuelling and wheel change just took 50 seconds, which is seriously fast in SCORE racing. Bryan stayed in the car and did the entire race. The only factor that held us up for a while was a nother Buggy ahead of us. It had 200 hp more than we. Through the twisty bits we were under his gearbox, but on the straight lines he pulled away. Our pit crew solved the problem with a lightning fast pit stop.
Armin Kremer and Andy Aigner in the other AGM Buggy put in an impressive performance and drove on third place for a long time before they were slowed down by a faulty intercom and some problems with the steering. They haven't raced too much this year but showed lots of routine and cool, when they managed to bring the car home in eighth place. Great job, boys!
Andy Aigner (m): Brought the car to the finish line despite some technical trouble
Maybe everything went so well because we had lots of support from friends: BF Goodrich Germany brought 12 guests to witness the action, and our friends from Switzerland, Value Add Group, were there 15-strong to cheer us through the hot race. Last but not least I have to say thanks to my family. I think I heard the kids scream even through the thunder of the engine!
It's good to have friends in the desert: BF Goodrich Germany supported us with 12 guests
Well, we are fourth in the championship now, and clinching the title is unfortunately not a serious consideration, 65 points behind the leader. But there's this great, great goal: We are super keen and concentrate all our power to win the big one, the Baja 1000!
At present we are working on a very interesting project for next year. I hope I can tell you the news very soon. Give me two, three weeks and I'll be hopefully back here.
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