For the first time in Northwestern Baja history, the team attended the Midnight Mayhem competition hosted by Louisville Baja in Kentucky, and what a crazy day (and night) it was! Some highlights:
- The clay that swallowed up one of our arm restraints (which will rest in KY mud forever) and doubled the diameter of our wheels
- Elbows took 7th in maneuverability out of the 90-ish cars there
- We got 16 (!) drivers into the seat during the endurance race, a record for the NU Baja archives
- Elbows' back left wheel, which came off mid-turn and rolled into the depths of the KY woods at the end of endurance
It was an experience that we wouldn't have missed for the world, read on the find out more!
It was only the second weekend of school, and comp is always a great motivator for getting the cars in shipshape working order. So that's exactly what we did, even as our recruitment team was also busy getting our new members acquainted with the team.
Louisville, KY was actually the closest of the competitions that we've been to in the past few years, a mere 7 hour drive away. We arrived Friday night, and spent some time in the pits putting some bright finishing touches on the cars - brake lights (kinda important) and colorful LEDs (very important).