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A heads up to anyone who codrives with the Whitworths anytime in the future... They hit so many cones, that these cones start to haunt the other drivers in the car!

A funny thing happened on Natalie's last run on Saturday. I was filming the run and saw something pecular. After a short time on the course I noticed a cone under the back of the Corvette, I was pretty sure that Natalie didn't hit a cone at the beginning of this run so it had to have come from Beth's previous run in which she blasted into a cone right before the finish. I hadn't bothered to look under the car when Beth got back from her run and we were prepping the car for Natalie, had I looked I am pretty sure I would have found a cone somewhere near the rear diff.

Dave and I spent the day working on the Corvette. Here's what was accomplished

  1. drain the rear end and replace with Redline gear oil
  2. removed the rear Konis from the car and replace with the stock shocks
  3. drained the transmission and replaced with redline
  4. drained/replace oil and filter, both with Mobil 1
  5. hack the stock radio to add a line in
  6. wash the car, clean off all of Dave's cone marks

#5 and #6 were done by myself, Dave had left by then. #5 involved splicing into the CD input line and wiring up a minijack input, I actually wired this into the back of the radio, I thought it was ingenious, but I figured out the error in my ways. The jack I used was one that when nothing was plugged into it would allow the CD audio to pass through normally. When a line was plugged in the jack input is used and the CD Audio is bypassed. Anyone see the err of my ways?

By mounting the jack in the back of the radio I effectively disabled the CD audio from working until the radio is removed and the minijack wire unplugged. This actually isn't a big deal for me, I never use the CD player anyways, and now I can listen to my Zune! Though I will most likely need to rewire or just unplug this before I sell the car, otherwise the next owner won't know WTF is going on.

Now it's time for a http://shirt.woot.com party, I'm meeting some guys from the office there. Race on Sunday!

So the CorvetteZ06.org Team took 9 runs today at the National Tour here in Bunker Hill Indiana. 2 out of those 9 runs were clean, the rest were DNFs and coned runs. Here's a quick overview of what I can remember

Dave 
Run 1 (Cones)
Run 2 (Cones)
Run 3 (DNF Cones)

Chris
Run 1 (DNF Cones)
Run 2 (Cone) fast enough for 5th or 6th if clean
Run 3 (Cones)

Beth
Run 1 (Cones)
Run 2
Run 3

I am sitting in 9th, Dave in 11th, Beth in 3rd in SSL.

I've reviewed my video from Run #1, and I don't see anywhere that I DNF'd the course, I did spin through the finish and hit a cone or two, but it sure doesn't look like I left the course at anytime.

Right now tomorrow for Dave and I is just for fun, to see how well we can do in the car after a bad Saturday. I've got video from all the runs today, though it looks like the audio didn't record, I will have to check that out in the morning to make sure we get audio of tomorrows runs.

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