After a week of mayhem… we finally made it to our final stop: Trump Marina – Atlantic City, NJ.
We had a final dinner at the casino, an awards ceremony in Chris\’ suite, and just as fast as the rally began… it ended.
I stickered like… EVERYTHING along the way. The last thing I stickered on the trip… and thus, my last picture as well.
The AKA Rally was an amazing week. A tad on the stressful side for a "vacation"… but it was a riot. I met a lot of super-cool people, and everyone had a BLAST. I was barely able to squeeze enough time between drift events to run it, but it was definitely worth it! I hope I can rock it out with Hooman again next year!!!
Today we went to the ALMS race at Mid-Ohio. It was definitely nice to relax a li\’l today, and watch some good racing.
Today we headed east through Chicago to Indianapolis. Trying to operate a Stage 3 clutch in Chicago rush hour was awful. Somehow we got lost in the hood… in a convoy of raced-out Vette\’s and 350Z\’s. It got hella sketched… and everyone\’s GPS was telling different routes. BUT… I guess if I didn\’t even have to use my AK…
Some pics as we headed East:
This is what best friends look like as they set interstates on fire, and leave cities in rubble:
A piece of plywood came flying up off the road, and lodged itself into Hooman\’s intercooler.
Once we hit Indianapolis, we raced at a two-level go-kart track. 9HP karts, on 10-minute heats… it was gnarl. There were two championship heats… I placed 3rd in the 1st heat… but only 1st/2nd advanced to the 2nd heat. I was so exhausted after the race, I was actually glad I didn\’t make the cut, lol. It was SO much fun!
Dale (white Vette) got a police radio, and when headed to Columbus he picked up a call about a group of highway racers excessively speeding. We made a fast-break for the hotel in Columbus, and barely made it.
Day 2, we stopped in Billings, Montana… then it was off to Fargo, North Dakota for our 3rd night. The next morning it was a mad dash to Milwaukee. I didn\’t do the best job of snapping photos the past few days. I got to do some driving, which was definitely rad. We spent a lot of time on back-roads running parallel to the interstates to avoid law contact.
Here are a few random pics from the past few days:
This Sunfire was sweet.
Hooman\’s windsheild cracked… as did most of the other cars. It\’s amazing how these cracks grow so fast.
This was our playbook. All our stops, the entire schedule, and all names/phone numbers. A cop in Idaho confiscated one of these books from a rallier… so they knew exactly where we were headed.
The guy who\’s playbook got nabbed, got porn put on his Cayenne.