Race day arrived and we got up bright and early to be at the start line. In the EMC the starting order is chosen at random. We lucked out with a fifth-place start. We would be coming off the line early and bombing across the desert in clean air while 28 other guys would be eating our dust! I was decked out in my new Impact Racing Team One Plus racing suit, and the adrenaline was keeping us warm against the cold morning air.