Snowmobile Endurance Record
World's Endurance Record -- 05-06MAR, 1971
Me on the left with my dad on the right (looking towards the snowmobile). The event was about to start.
Me on the left...with Jeff (Brick) on my right. We were talking with the United States Snowmobile Association (USSA) official just prior to the event starting. There were 2 USSA officials there to certify the event; the other USSA official is on the extreme right.
Last minute trial of exchanging drivers at Donnybrooke (which is now Brainerd International Raceway).
Last minute trial of refueling at Donnybrooke.
My dad, Joe Lambert, on the left. My back to the camera. Jeff (Brick) talking with me on the right (you can see his goggles on his helmet).
Refueling sled set-up. 5 gallons of pre-mixed fuel delivered in about 7 seconds. The nozzle is the type used (then?) delivering fuel oil for heating. We came up with the idea, then tested it with water until getting the pressure right.
My dad, Joe Lambert, taking a break near the end (on Saturday, 06MAR71)
Me, whizzing around at Donnybrooke.
Me again, seeing the chalkboard with the progress each lap.... They kept the chalboard up-to-date with events, things to know, when to refuel, when to change drivers, etc.
Me, all of 18 and some.
After it was over. Jeff (Brick) on the left and me in the middle.
Mercury Messenger, April 1971
Mercury Messenger article from April, 1971. This was the Mercury employee's newsletter sent out each month (my dad, Joe Lambert, was a Zone Sales Manager for Mercury for many years (until he retired in 1982)). The article encapsulates the 24-hour event.
The Brainerd Daily Dispatch for Saturday, March 6, 1971
Several photos and their captions highlighting the Endurance Record having taken place for the past 24-hours. The top right picture shows my dad, Joe Lambert, updatng the chalk board for the laps and thier times. The bottom picture is with me during one of the laps.
Poster (from Mercury)
Large poster (about 36" x 48") from Mercury in 1971. Even though not seen or named in the text or any of the pictures, this poster is prominent in my office today.