The Lone Wolf and several team members arrived in Victorville, CA today to register for the National Qualification Event. Steve and Jerry drove the Lone Wolf all the way from Raleigh, NC to Victorville. Check out the pictures of their trip at http://www.insightracing.org/images/Jerry10-24-2007/index.htm. Upon arrival, we set up our work area and unpacked the car under the watchful eye of several reporter’s cameras. Not all the teams are here yet, but we have pictures on our site showing those who are at http://www.insightracing.org/images/October252007NQE/index.htm.
From the NQE site, we can see a brush fire in the distance and all its smoke. It doesn’t appear to be a concern to the race participants at this time. The winds have reportedly died down a bit and we hope they stay that way.
On Thursday, we will have a visit from the DARPA director in the morning and a practice round in the afternoon. The opening ceremony is Friday morning and all the cars will be on display then. We should get some cool pictures at that time.
Friday afternoon starts the actual National Qualification Event runs. Our first run is scheduled for Saturday morning.
We’ll keep you posted here as things progress with both a report and pictures every day. Please stop back!