Thursday, March 13, 2014

To Hell And Back...For A $2 Part

Prototype Development Group and the 2013 edition of the 25hrs of Thunderhill.

Every good story has a distinct beginning, middle and end. The story of Prototype Development Group and their 2013 campaign is no different.

The beginning….

After a good, but not great showing at the 2012 Edition of the 25hrs of Thunderhill, team PDG owners Yvonne & Richard Migliori committed to a full racing schedule for 2013. Operating on the theory that iron sharpens iron, the focus was on competition and lots of it to gain more experience for the team and drivers and a deeper knowledge of the strengths and limitations of the Factory Five Racing GTM and of their competitors cars. To that end, Team PDG entered 5 endurance races in the ES class and 10 sprint races in Super Unlimited. 
The results? In the endurance races team PDG collected podium finishes in 100% of the races including a spectacular overall win at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah and their 2nd NASA WERC series championship.  In sprint races team PDG collected podium finishes in 90% of the races and again, won the series championship. 

An utterly dominant collection of podium finishes in 14 out of 15 races entered and 1st place in 10 out of 15.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Green River Video

I finally got around to compiling my video from a 2010 trip to the Green River in Utah. Huge thanks to Troy of Maddy The Goose, Greg Yoder of Mr.Diversity and Kevin Callan for the inspiration. Thanks to Tex's Riverways for the shuttle and advice. Visit for a transcript of my trip journal and tons of photos.

The video is rather long, but the scenery is spectacular....makes me want to do a return trip.