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Old 06-28-2012, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yukon Gear & Axle on the Podium at "The Big House"

THOMAS GRADY OFF-ROAD RACER
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THOMAS GRADY & YUKON GEAR & AXLE GET ON THE PODIUM AT CRANDON

When Thomas got the invite to race with 15 of the best Ultra4 racers in the United States at the biggest off-road race track in the world he was thrilled and nervous at the same time.
Although Thomas has been competing in and winning off road competitions for the last 7 years, at 16 he would be the youngest of the Ultra 4 racers.
Having very little closed course "door to door " racing experience, Thomas and his team made a trip south to enter a 2 day MAORA short coarse race in Greenup, IL, 7 days before the Crandon race.
We worked on the cars suspension and Thomas worked on his driving technique. At the end of the weekend Thomas was able to win 6 races .
3 days later we loaded up and headed north to Crandon Wisconsin.
Crandon is the, Indy 500/Daytona 500 of the off-road racing world. The Crandon track is 1.5 miles long with long strait aways, big jumps and blind corners.
The start is a land rush start, all 15 cars start at the same time on one line 1/8 mile from turn 1 which is only 4 cars wide.
Qualifying on Friday went well Thomas got a good feel for the track and qualified 6th place.
After Saturday`s practice Thomas said the car was perfect, don't touch a thing.
Saturday`s race was rain delayed for 1 hour which turned the track in to a mud fest. Thomas did well and placed 5th. The mud was so intense we spent 3 hours with the pressure washer to get it clean.
For Sunday`s race, the starting order of the top 5 was reversed so Thomas would start on the pole position.
After a few laps Thomas found himself in 5th place and by the end of the race worked up to second place! It was a surreal experience to see Thomas standing on the podium at Crandon . When Thomas was presented his second place trophy the announcer said that his second place podium finish earns him a spot in the 2013 King of the Hammer “The toughest off-road race in the world”.
A huge thanks goes out to all the people and company's that have helped Thomas get there
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Here is some Video of Thomas practing short coarse racing

http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_u...bXMNHdAc&gl=US
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