Registered in One Lap of America

Cannonball Run 25th AnniversaryIt is official. I will be a co-driver with Stephen Noton driving his forfiveone at the 25th anniversary, the 2008 Tire Rack One Lap of America (formerly Cannonball Run).

The forfiveone is 451 smart fortwo that has been improved by Stephen. The mods include racing suspension, wider tires, GPS and computers, and many cosmetic enhancements. I recently had the pleasure of taking a ride in the forfiveone.

I am very exited for this opportunity – being part of a tradition and making history. This is going to be the first time that a smart participates in One Lap of America. I do not know if the smart has entered any other races yet.

I have a thing for long drives, and 11,500+ KM of driving and riding is likely to fulfill that desire; and this doesn’t include the on-track driving. I will be posting updates here as things progress.

Note for skeptics: don’t believe me? check the entrants list!

Update:

Unfortunately, I had to withdraw from the OLOA this year. I was hoping to finish the first draft of my PhD thesis before the race starts. Alas, it didn’t happen. Health problems also contributed to the cause.

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