Team Rides Update 5: Day 5
Probably not the best dinner-time programming, but we all still love watching National Geographic Channel when a pack of gazelles are peacefully grazing and then rahhhh… a lion rips after them catching the poor little guy in the back who couldn’t keep up. Today, Tony and I are gonna try to run with the front pack, and pray we don’t get picked off like a gimp gazelle by the Po. And just maybe, if we are smart about pit stops and navigating Vegas—this evening’s destination—we can be the first car. You see, that was the deal, Ben would hang back in the Trailblazer one day, while the Harmer and I ran all out. Vegas or bust, baby!
Halfway out of Colorado we are running with the top cars: a Ford GT, a Ferrari 575, an Audi A8, a Lotus Esprit, a Mercedes SL, a Porsche GT3 RS, two Lambo Gallardos and our Corvette ZO6. The needle is stuck above 120mph with bursts to 150mph. The mountainside tunnels rumble as this super-car precession blasts through single file. For the first time on this trip, everything becomes surreal. My original complaint with running an American rally is that, I’m American and have seen most of these roads before, but Colorado is beautiful. The roads for once are not straight and for a few hours the Bullrun is proving that with competent driving, our interstate system can be used like the autobahn.
“Keep it slow out there today,