Day 1 - 2010 Finke Desert Race

Sunday, June 13, 2010

We struggled out of bed this morning and with the help of a decent coffee before we left, made it to the track by 6:20. As the sun was peaking out over the land we watched the cars start. Unlike Formula 1 the cars leave at staggered start times based on their Prologue time from the day before.

I didn't check the start times before I went out, but my cousin's car (yellow above) was placed near the front of the start pack, so he must have been pretty good. Turns out he placed 3rd in his class (Pro Lite V6), so very good. If you look closely at the photo below you can see his car in front & the other car with a V8 eating his dust.

I'm sure you're all dying to know the results from day 1, so here goes:

Bikes
1. Toby Price
2. Todd Smith (two unknowns)
3. Alice's favourite Ryan Branford
At this stage they haven't registered Scotty Cleghorn as arriving at Finke....The anxious wait continues

Cars
1. Fellows/Bergamin
2. Rentsch/Rentsch
3.Gallard/Mondistach
29. Cowie (go Rob!) sponsored by Sprint Auto Parts

The cars that started 1 & 2 did not finish, such is the grueling Finke Desert Race.

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