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Old 10-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #44
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Well it was race weekend again. We prepped the car. Went with a B25 motor. Lots of time and effort went into this race. We want to finished! Race was a 14 Hour at Atlanta Motor Speedway Roval. Start early in the morning and finish at 11pm! We rolled up early and were one of the first 5 teams to arrive. We are on a pretty strict and low budget but 100 bucks for a NASCAR garage? We are in!



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 01 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 05 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 06 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


Blake does a final check on the underside. He'll be started so I guess he wanted to see if it was 'safe'! haha



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 02 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


Loading up the cool suit... which didn't work. Diagnosed as a dead relay ~10 minutes before we needed to grid. No cool suit for this race!



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 07 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


How cool is this? Our car. On a NASCAR pit lane! Notice it is nice and clean. Looks too nice...



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 08 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 09 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


Blake ready to rock! He is a DIVA... so we taped a Snickers to the dash in case he got hungry.



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 10 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 11 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


First pit stop and driver change!



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 12 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 13 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 14 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 15 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


Later in race Blake holds the front left tire. We swapped tired ~11 hours in! Just was too risky to keep running on bald Falken Azenis.



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 16 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 17 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


Night time driver change. A photo of me actually!



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 18 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 19 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 20 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


On track photos! Racing hard day and night!



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 23 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 24 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 25 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 26 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 33 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 34 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 32 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 28 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 29 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 30 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 36 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



And we finished! We took the green flat in P1 and led two laps! We ran all 14 hours minus ~75 minutes while we replaced a radiator, lower radiator hose and motor mount. We turned consistent laps from top to bottom. All the drivers had fun. All got ~2 hours of driving. We let our Birthday Boy and Co-Captain get a third one hour stint and bring the car home and take the checkered. What an awesome feeling to bring it home under our own power! Starting to pack up... and the spoiler used to be clear!

Back on track in 2 months at Road Atlanta. Another 14 hour race!



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 22 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 21 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr


BATTLE SCARS! Amazing how much sand blasting you get in a single race...



John Allen Special NASCAR Garage Atlanta Motor Speedway 37 by Halston Pitman | MotorSportMedia, on Flickr
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