TUESDAY, August 19, 2014 - We got an early jump on the 2015 race season today as we sent our two SST-120 powerheads off for rebuilding. While most teams still have a race or two left on their 2014 event schedule, we have decided to lick our wounds and get started on our preparations for 2015.
There are many things that need attention, including our hauler as well as our SST-120 boat which has some structural repairs needed that kept us from last weekend's National Championship at Rising Sun, Indiana. After planing to limp to Rising Sun and patch up our equipment good enough to run, we decided Friday morning to pull the plug and call it quits for the year. Just too many things needing attention to have any chance at a decent performance.
While we are finishing up the 2014 season on a down note, we are excited about what 2015 will bring! We will be attempting to run full schedules in Formula 1 and SST-120 in 2015 and will be separating the two programs rather than switching engines back and forth on the same boat. We will use our Lamb boat for our Formula 1 program and will be getting a new boat to use for our SST-120 program.
Next up is de-rigging the Lamb hull so we can get it to Gordon Downard's shop to get the decks cut off and get the sponsons tied on a little better. Stay tuned. Lots is planned for this off-season at Herd Racing!