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Race report

Date: May 1, 2004
Track: Cresson
Track infomation: 1.9 mile road course run in CCW direction
Race length: 5 hours
Initial grid position: 5
Class finish: 1st
Overall finish: 4th
Total class entries: 6
Total entires: 42

Pre Race:
As we traveled from Austin on Friday evening we encountered a very strong storm. The rain continued through the night and into the next morning. Because of a mini endurance, our race was scheduled to start at 2:00pm. The rain had stopped but during practice we found several places that were tricky on the track. Both going into the Rattle Snake and exiting Ricochet there was a small river running across the track. Additionally the exit of Little Bend and in the back section required delicate inputs to the motorcycle due to water.
David Hirch (Michelin) provided us a dual compound tire to try for the race. Since Cresson has always shredded any tire he choose, we decided we had nothing to lose and therefore mounting David's suggestion for the race.

Race Day:
Today was Steve's day. As before he showed his ironman abilities and rode most of the race. The race was marked with several red flags that ultimately shortened the race by an hour. Rick suffered confidence problems and as mentioned Steve stepped up and ran awesome times thus allowing the team to finish fourth overall and again take the class win.
The dual compound tire lasted the enitre race and although (because of the weather) times were somewhat slower than normal this tire will be our choice when we return to Cresson.

Post Race:
The Desert Rats received a good write up in the Inside Line (2.2 MB)

M4 - $100 cash payout for top class finishers
Michelin - $450 bib bucks.
VP Fuels- $25 cash payout for 1st in class
Vesrah Brakes - $40 Certificate
Silkolene Oils - $30 Certificate

Special thanks to these sponsors; Steve for his tireless prep work and Brad, Derrick, Darren and Jess for crew support. You sure do make it easy on us.

Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association   
Motorsports Ranch - CMRA Endurance - 05/01/04


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	lap	time		lap	time		lap	time		lap	time
	1	15:05.7		2	01:40.3		3	01:38.1		4	01:39.9	
	5	01:38.2		6	01:38.6		7	01:41.4		8	01:40.0	
	9	01:40.0		10	01:39.0		11	01:36.7		12	01:36.9	
	13	01:37.3		14	01:35.0		15	01:36.4		16	01:35.2	
	17	01:37.0		18	01:35.1		19	01:35.2		20	01:33.6	
	21	01:36.0		22	01:36.9		23	01:34.6		24	01:35.2	
	25	01:34.5		26	01:34.4		27	01:34.3		28	01:33.1	
	29	01:31.6		30	01:34.2		31	01:32.4		32	01:31.7	
	33	01:32.9		34	01:33.2		35	01:32.0		36	01:33.8	
	37	01:32.8		38	01:34.7		39	01:33.1		40	01:32.0	
	41	01:33.8		42	01:34.4		43	01:33.8		44	01:33.3	
	45	01:31.7		46	01:30.6		47	01:33.7		48	01:31.4	
	49	01:34.0		50	01:32.9		51	01:34.2		52	01:32.7	
	53	01:31.8		54	01:32.8		55	01:35.0		56	01:34.7	
	57	01:32.5		58	01:33.1		59	02:27.3		60	01:51.5	
	61	01:52.9		62	20:28.4		63	01:51.2		64	01:50.9	
	65	01:50.1		66	01:49.3		67	01:47.7		68	01:45.7	
	69	01:45.4		70	01:45.5		71	01:43.9		72	01:42.9	
	73	01:42.6		74	01:43.9		75	01:43.7		76	01:43.1	
	77	01:42.6		78	01:43.4		79	01:41.7		80	01:41.3	
	81	23:17.1		82	01:30.8		83	01:30.7		84	01:31.3	
	85	01:32.8		86	01:30.3		87	01:32.2		88	01:30.2	
	89	01:31.3		90	01:33.4		91	01:31.8		92	01:32.0	
	93	01:30.9		94	01:30.3		95	01:29.1		96	01:29.1	
	97	01:29.2		98	01:29.8		99	01:31.1		100	01:31.7	
	101	01:29.4		102	01:30.9		103	01:29.8		104	01:30.9	
	105	01:31.1		106	01:31.5		107	01:32.6		108	01:33.4	
	109	01:30.3		110	01:30.6		111	01:30.3		112	01:31.9	
	113	01:30.8		114	01:30.5		115	01:30.3		116	01:32.7	
	117	01:32.2		118	01:31.1		119	01:29.5		120	01:31.7	
	121	01:31.0		122	01:29.5		123	01:32.8		124	01:30.2	
	125	01:27.9		126	01:29.7		127	01:29.1		128	01:27.8	
	129	01:29.2		130	01:29.6		131	01:29.6		132	01:29.6	
	133	01:30.7		134	01:31.5	


Fast lap: 1:27.7 on lap 128 of stint 1
Average Lap Time (including pits): 2:15.53
Average Lap Time (exluding pits): 2:15.53
Average pit stop: 0:00.0
Number of stints: 1


Stint	Laps	Fast Time	Max Time	AverageTime
1	134	1:27.7		23:17.0		2:15.53 

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