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UPDATE: And they're in!!! Through contingency and in the race in the 3100 class as planned...No issues whatsoever or problems with tech inspection at all!! Now the X goes back up on the trailer and is ready to race tomorrow.

Big news for tomorrow is that YOU, the XterraRacer fan will be able to follow the race second by second right from home!! Just log onto Iritrack at this address:http://216.23.184.44/ and then select class 3100 and then Dave Blakely #3112 and an icon will pop up showing where the truck is at any time...You can see where the truck is currently parked in fact!! And then you can select any other competitors to see how things are progressing...Race starts at 8AM Mountain time...and Dave should be off the line close to 9AM...Rod Hall is the likely favorite to win in Dave's class so that would be a good one to compare the X too...Alan Gerber in class 1000, #1001 is Dave's "stablemate" (they both run out of the same garage and are good friends and the XterraRacer team helps pit for Gerber (the class 1000 '06 BITD Champion) so that would also be a good one to watch....Let me know if any of you have any questions on anything...Its time to kick the tires and light the fires!!!
 

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that's great i will definitely follow
 

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UPDATE: The boys should be waking up now and getting ready to race....a good hearty casino breakfast and off they go...Racing should start at 8AM Mountain time...and the X has already had someone snapping a shot of it during contingency...And check out those shirts!!
 

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UPDATE: The big boys are off the line and out running...Alan Gerber is out on the course...TeamXterra has not yet left the starting line....if the Iritrack link I posted earlier does not seem to load completely for you (as it didn't for me) you may want to try this link as well...not as pretty but same basic info--location, speed, course, etc...http://irctracking.net/follow.html
 

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UPDATE: Dave is well past Pit 2, currently traveling at 80+ MPH!!! at about MM 73, 2 miles behind 2nd place Mike Falkowsky and about 12 miles behind Rod Hall and his Hummer...Rock on!!!
 

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Class 3100 UPDATE: Rod Hall still in the lead, approaching MM 123 at near 30 MPH, Mike Falkosky in 2nd, 6 miles behind traveling at 34 MPH, Dave Blakely and his XterraRacer are in 3rd at MM 110 coming through a very rough section and it looks like the youngest racer in this years Parker (I believe) Jerry Herling at age 16 is out of the race as he and his Ford have not moved from MM 81 in well more than an hour...MEANING A 3RD PLACE FINISH IN CLASS 3100 IS ASSURED!! OK...so its not a big deal given only 4 trucks in this class but hey, we all take our victories where we find them!! :D
 

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UPDATE: Dave is approaching MM 132 and only about 4 miles out of the main pits/starting line/finish line....Just spoke to Dave's sister in law (?) Melissa...Dave has radioed in and said he wants OUT of the truck at the end of the first lap!! Said the course is SUPER rough and has beat the hell out of him!! So Dave and Robert (Fastdrmr) should be into the pits, refueling, checking the truck over and changing driving teams to Dave's brother in the next 10-15 minutes...Told Melissa to have Robert call me ASAP when he chills out after exiting the truck and getting it on its way!! Will report back soon!!
 

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INFO: From what I understand the 3100 class is SUPPOSED to do three laps on the course...that does NOT seem like it will be possible within the time limit given--16 1/2 hours--for ANY of the class 3100 competitors...Looks like Dave will clock a 4 1/2 hour first lap...and it only gets slower from here given nightfall and mechanical problems....We will see...
 

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UPDATE: Bad news XterraRacer fans...Robert got in got on the gas and before he even left the Parker Python infield area he lost power to the rear end...it looks like a totaled rear end/ring&pinon...It looks like the race is over for the XterraRacer team after one lap...will monitor and update with any info when/if Robert calls...otherwise its a sickening feeling from this end...
 

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INFO: Purely conjecture at this point but from what I am being told (I am no mechanical expert) you can run quite a long ways with a busted rear end as long as the broken metal doesnt get in the Ring & Gear...so we will have to see...the hopes for a win are dashed but we'll get as many points as we can!!!
 

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UPDATE: And.......now she appears done....back at her pit area at 0 MPH.....the day is likely over...sorry everyone...wish it could have been a better result...will back with a wrapup unless I see her get going again....
 

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UPDATE: ITS NOT OVER!! OK...here is the situation...rear end it toast...but so right now is Rod Hall and his Hummer....the strategy right now is to dismantle the rear end, run it in front wheel drive and try and eek out another 38 miles or so, pass Rod Hall and claim 2nd place in the class before the truck completely craps out...They're under the truck currently...if it gets back on the course I will let you all know...right now the IRITRACK system is off and not working as the truck is off...will let you know if the tracking comes back up as well....
 

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Wow, I wonder how long the front diff will hold up like that.

Hmm, I would be carrying new diff assemblies and axles. They seem to eat them.
 

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Wow, I wonder how long the front diff will hold up like that.

Hmm, I would be carrying new diff assemblies and axles. They seem to eat them.
They would...but Nissan only supplies them in very limited quantities to Dave...
 

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UPDATE: They are in the main pit area...no movement...no report in...I would assume (though not for certain) that they have not been able to get a satisfactory solution to let them limp along at this point...Will update with more info if it becomes available...
 
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