A couple of shots of the truck and Verne’s trailer. About 2AM early Sunday morning Amber and the neighbors were awoken by a crash. It was a fully loaded 1984 Chevy Silverado careening over the trailer and slamming the back of our pretty new F150. Within a minute they were outside. No driver, keys gone, Chevy beached on the trailer.
Verne’s trailer took the brunt of it and likely saved the truck from more serious damage. Cops went to the owner’s house (right around the corner) a bit after and got no response. The truck will all his work tools were impounded by Metro and to get it back they’ll have to go have an interview with the detectives. I talked to their claims person and she said at this time there is nothing to support it was a hit and run. WTF? You mean besides the police report and several people stating that there was no one in the truck? Or the fact that the truck was beached on a trailer, abandoned. When told that it would likely take “a week or two” to come to a settlement I advised her that I would be pursuing other means to settle the claim to my satisfaction. That changed her tune. We’re taking it into the shop right now for an estimate but I see this may be getting sticky. The independent adjuster was great, a real pro. Our insurance company has been top notch, responding at 4 in the morning after Ambi called and following up promptly and most recently offering to waive our deductible, pay the claim and pursue the other insurance company. We’ll see what happens next. I really feel for Verne. He was doing me a solid and got caught up in this mess.
Even with the rough night at the track I still had fun. Looks like it will be me and Matt battling for the mid pack spots. I like racing him. He’s clean and competitive. In practice a power steering pump hose leaked and it appears I slid in the fluid. the entire front of the car was drenched. That contact bent the front clip a fair amount and broke the rad return spout. The right side motor mount broke again and this time bent the shift linkage so it had a difficult time staying in 2nd gear. The rear shocks and springs helped a bunch on the tight off but now there is a bad front end chatter about 8 or 10 laps into the run. And then there is the transponder issue. It’s done. On solo runs it seems to do well but in a pack it randomly can’t be picked up by the loop. I’ll rent for a while but will eventually end up buying one. I’ll start tearing into the front clip, next stop Aug 17 testing and 18th race. Can’t wait.