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Bruce Parmelee of Binghampton, New York (left), and Dick Archi of Washington, DC, flew to Las Vegas, where this '04 Z06 is stored, and drove in to compete in GT 135. On the way they hit a piece of shrapnel on I-40 outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, breaking the rear cradle and damaging a header and the exhaust. After the car was fixed in record time at a Flagstaff Chevy dealership, they made it to the event an hour before tech closed, only to be disqualified when they hit 171 mph (three mph higher than their tech speed) while attempting to make up time coming out of the curvy, uphill section. As former class winners of the seven-day La Carrera Panamerica-in which they drove a purpose-built '65 Sting Ray-they still enjoyed the journey and look forward to next year's event.