Curtis Turner for 2016 HOF

Curtis Turner for 2016 HOF

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dakar Rally Day 2 - Team Hummer

Before we get into Day 2 of Dakar, the results of the latest poll.

Which term do you prefer using to describe the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing?

60% prefer NA$CAR, 25% prefer CRAPCAR, 10% prefer NASCAR AND 5% prefer NAZICAR. my thanks to all who participated in that poll.

Now on to Dakar Day 2. Things didn’t go quite as planned on Day 2. Besides the muddy terrain, Team Hummer had a slight problem. After successfully negotiating 3 checkpoints, Robby missed a corner, went off the course, and hit a rather large rock causing some damage to the front end and losing reverse gear. This set them back over an hour for repairs and dropped them back to 21st overall in the standings. That means Robby’s got a lot of ground to make up and has very little margin for errors over the next couple of stages.

In this video on YouTube, you can see the rock they ran into plus Robby getting some help from some locals trying to get the Hummer off of the rock.

Robby’s teammate, Eliseo Salazar fished 28th, roughly 34.5 minutes behind Sainz.

Day 2 was won by a VW Touareg driven by Carlos Sainz of Spain. I have no idea how to pronounce the name of the vehicle and I was stationed in Germany for 5 years.

Day 3 is spilt into 2 segments totaling 226 kilometers. I don’t know how much ground Robby can make up on it but I sure hope it’s a lot considering day 2’s problems.

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