Thunder and Lightning Made Things a Bit Frightening at AHDRA’s Thunder in the Valley Nationals
August 3-4, 2012 – It was bittersweet to be back at AHDRA’s Thunder in the Valley Nationals at Bristol, Tennessee, for the first time since 2008.
Super Nate Thompson of Super V Cycle (pictured at the left with Chip) – engine builder, machinist, good friend, and our valued sponsor for 8 seasons running – came out to crew chief for us. It was fabulous to have him at the track with us, and great to catch up, too.
Testing on Friday afternoon started out well enough, and we were starting to make decent headway on our tuning issues when a hellacious storm ripped through the valley.
The rain went on for hours, and the day was done. Not only was Test and Tune cancelled, but also the scheduled two rounds of evening qualifying.