sorry it took so ling for me to find this thread guys. Well, our offical finish was 16th, 5 hrs and 45 min (I think) and I'll tell ya, I was really glad to get out of that car at the end of the day. I have probably races 12 desert races in the last 6 years and I raced in the KOH "pre run", so I kinda knew what I was in for. But the amount of consentration it takes to not only get through the desert part, but getting through the trails as fast as you can without making any mistakes FOR 5 HOURS is harder than it sounds. At the end of the race someone asked me a simple question and I was unable to answer it, I was just done making decisions for the day
With that said, we had a great time. Mike Hendricks from Hendrix Motorsports was my co driver and he was a HUGE part of us finishing.
We ended up breaking a front leaf spring half way through the day which should have finished us but we were able to find a guy that welded it up good enough to hold the rest of the day. We also had a problem with a pinched ARB line but were ablel to get that fixed pretty fast. Other that those 2 problems which cost us about and hour, the Marlin Crawler formula Toy ran great.
As far as the broken spring goes, we decided to run the same springs that we ran in the first KOH race and the entire Pro Rock and We Rock season last year. It probably wasn't a great decision, but what better way to test just how much of a beating a set of Marlin Crawler springs will actually take. We found the the limit and I can tell you guys that you don't have anything to worry about. These leaf springs that Marlin Crawler sells are REALLY GOOD QUALITY.
Thanks to all the guys at MC for supporting us in the past year and the year to come.