Dan “Nordo” West’s 248 mph RV-8 held its place in the Sport Bronze race today, but wasn’t able to move up because it started to lose a cylinder on the second lap.
Nordo and the crew wasted no time when the got back to the pits pulling the cowl to see why the jug’s EGT went away, and the symptoms matched the signs when they found the #3 stack hanging from its probe wires. It’s not an uncommon failure mode, and they were off the find a good welder – not a hard thing to find at Stead field on race week.
Unfortunately, the racing is over for this year, so Nordo will have to come back again to see if he can break that magical 250 mph barrier. That’s racing!