|The 2011 Chihuahua Express website featuring the Bag O'Nails and Thierry & Eric's 5th place finish last year.|
The 2011 Chihuahua Express has begun. As far as we know everyone arrived safely. Gerie caravaned north from San Miguel, hooking up with Geezer and the TBZ boys in Zacatecas for the drive to Chihuahua.
Geezer brought up Todd's truck, trailer and the Gypsy Wind, which has been wintering at the TBZ Spa, enjoying a facelift and some liposuction. Todd flew into El Paso on Tuesday, where Fernando and his brother picked him up and drove the 240 miles back to Chihuahua City. Two wheels fell off Mats Hammarlund's dually truck on the way to Chihuahua, but no one was hurt.
Today the racers paid a visit to a children's home in Chihuahua City, bearing gifts, and now they are off to the race track for a few laps. Todd says he needs to scrub the Gypsy Wind's new tires and that he's going to "take it easy."
Tomorrow the race officially begins. I will upload photos tonight if Todd is able to get them to me.
Suerte a todos and please keep the memory of the three men who died during last year's race in your hearts and minds.