The final count:
1st in Grand Touring
1st in Grand Targa Masters – Touring
Lucas Oil Challenge
We took 1:43 points in 2015. This year: 5. We’re happy with the way we performed as a team and the car held up beautifully.
We are at mile 0 of his epic run across Canada.
First place grand touring -lowest score in the grand touring class
First place grand targa masters – lowest grand touring score at this event considering all prior, competing winners. Offered once every five years.
First place Lucas Oil challenge lowest score across all classes at this event.
We slept in ’til 9:30 a.m. this morning, a no-alarm wakening that felt both natural and very, very strange. The unrelenting push of Targa week was over.
Part of the strain we felt was self-induced. We were running neck-and-neck with a team all week, tied at zero penalty points day after day. A single second might decide the outcome, so every control on every stage lay poised to wreck our run. The longer we continued the challenge the more the tension grew.
Finally, on Friday, both teams took hard points. And by the end of the day, we’d taken a few less than the other team. So today is a celebration day. The gala is in a couple of hours. Then we head home tomorrow. We won GT, Grand Master challenge and I think the Lucas Oil Challenge.