Day 18: Shake and Bake (in the Sun)

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"We don't want ya damaging your cars before ya start the rayce."

Today was rayce day on the track. We began our dynamic testing with a couple qualifying laps. The previously relaxed pit atmosphere was abuzz with the excitement of competition. In the pits, crews worked furiously to prep their cars: checking tire pressure, cleaning arrays, and running diagnostics. On the roof, drivers and captains met for a huddle with the head race official. “And remember,” he said, standing atop a crate, “the track rayce is 3 km, the road rayce is 3000 km. Drive safely, save your car for the road.”