|USA 2010: Rod Hall Racing Teamreport Xtreme Outlaws 250 race.|
The Xtreme Outlaws took over Reno, Nevada and the Grand Sierra Resort for a weekend of motorsports ranging from Freestyle Moto, Supermoto and a hair-raising 250-mile off-road race designed by Northern Nevada local and racing legend Rod Hall. The course covered four sixty-mile laps in the mountains east of the city. Last minute course changes took the racers through severe climbs and descents with spectacular views of the Sierra Mountain Range.
Rod Hall Racing fielded two teams for the first year event. Hall drove a vintage 1970 442 Oldsmobile, formerly owned and raced by television star James Garner, most famously known as "Rockford". Hall and the car were a highlight of the event as he led the field with police escort from the Grand Sierra Resort to the official start at the famous Mustang Ranch.
Hall raced the car until he lost an alternator. A committed fan raced to a local parts store and bought a replacement. The fix was made and he continued on course to showcase and shakedown the vehicle with media and sponsors taking the co-driver seat.
Emily Miller piloted the Hummer H3 inline-5 with co-drivers Damien Michelin and Rob Henderson. The four-wheel drive race truck was well suited to the course, however, she lost a brake line early on the third lap and ran over 60 miles through the mountains without stopping power. After a final fix of the brakes,they ran hard, narrowly missing the Class 7 win by a mere 2 seconds.
2010/06/23 | 16:22 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/HALL