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NORRA 1000 prep

UPDATE: Well, that didn’t happen. 1107 was in such bad shape after years of racing, we made the call to retire her and begin work on a new Class 11 that will debut at the 2019 Mint 400 and, hopefully, race the 2019 NORRA 1000. 2020 race for sure.
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We were ready at dawn…

Nine Class 11s went off the start line at this years Mint 400, including the debut of Gil Medranos 11 – previously raced by Brian Wallentine at the Baja 1000.
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T-minus one month

One month to the 2017 Mint 400 and car prep is fully underway. This year we’re racing Gil Medrano’s Class 11 as 4707. 10 11s racing the Mint this year. A good time is going to be had by all.
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The Grand Tour

We got the privilege of being part of the opening scene for the first episode of The Grand Tour, shot in Lucerne Valley on the Rabbit Playa back in late September. I helped them source a handful of mutant vehicles from Burning Man and, with Lucas Hand’s help, got Snoddy’s awesome rat rod and hauler out there. I believe that’s a Cobra Daytona next to us and the white tent in the background is where they hosted the 2,000 contest winners until they were needed for the shoot. I can now say I’ve been in the vicinity of two of the three greatest hypercars of all time – the Porsche 918 and the McLaren P1. Doubt I’ll ever see a Ferrari The Ferrari.
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LeMons Rally

I couldn't make it to the LeMons Rally, but my good friend and rally co-driver Steve Harrell, who I've never met before, sounded me out on borrowing Chase 1 to do it with Jalopnik editor Stef Schrader. The trip is taking them to such garden spots as Fallon, Vegas and Bakersfield and then back to Monterey.
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