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Gaughan's Transmission Woes Continue In SCORE Laughlin Event

For the second day in a row, a broken transmission hampered Brendan Gaughan’s efforts at the Laughlin Desert Challenge in SCORE’s Class 1 Division.

“It went better for us on Sunday,” Gaughan said. “We got two and three-quarters laps in before it broke on us this time.”

After falling out of the six lap off-road race on Saturday, Gaughan and co-pilot Billy Holbrook decided that a more patient approach might help them save the transmission and finish the race.

Unfortunately, Gaughan’s efforts did not pan out.

“We tried to back it down to let the transmission live longer, and it did, but not long enough” Guaghan said. “It’s frustrating because a guy that we passed on Saturday finished sixth on Sunday. So I think we would have been a top-five, maybe even battling for the lead.

“The buggy still does a really nice job. Everything performed like it was supposed to, and it’s going to be fast and really good. But we have to get the transmission fixed.”

Gaughan hopes to have the transmission problems rectified before his next SCORE event – the San Felipe 250 on March 9-11.

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