SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 - The countdown is on and the clock is ticking faster every day. This winter has been long and cold, but there are signs this past week that we may be over the hump and on our way toward spring. The ice and snow have melted, the days have warmed, and the desire to actually get out of the office is starting to slowly creep in.
That's a good thing since our season opening F1 race, the Maple City Grand Prix, is just a little over two months away. The weather was nice enough this past week that I was able to pull the UTV out and get it ready for the race season. Aired up the tires, changed out the fuel and took it on a run around the farm. Next up is some decals and roll-bar padding to match our new sponsor's colors.
Speaking of sponsors, we are still a month or maybe more away from our primary F1 sponsor announcement for 2015 because the company is still in the start-up stages and a lot of things remain unknown. In fact, the F1 race schedule is still up in the air as Pittsburgh has been tentatively added, but not confirmed. That unknown leaves our sponsorship contract a little unknown, as well as we don't know exactly how many races we'll be participating in during the upcoming season. But other things are progressing nicely. The sponsor has ordered our team ballcaps and t-shirts, and we are currently awaiting designs back for our driver's suit, team uniform shirts, tents and feather flags.
Progress on our boat is coming along, and I was motivated enough this past week to charge the batteries on the toterhome and hauler trailer. Next step as soon as we are sure freezing temperatures are past us is to pull them both outside, clean them up and begin the final improvements before we start loading them up for our trip to LaPorte, Indiana in just nine short weeks! Down to the wire as usual. Another off-season where eight months never seems like enough.