Yep. It's official. Jason Schaefer is now on The Yay-Hoo Cup for the third time... and, as usual, he did it with style... 'Schaefer-style'. If you guys remember the stories of Jason's previous wins in 2011-12 (here), you'll recall that the latter was effectively a repeat of the former wherein Jason and crew met up with Reggie Moore in the Organ Grinder and they drove the 350-400 miles together to the event. Then, both years, after ticking off 10.6-second passes, Jason would blow up his motor and get towed back to Joplin by his brother-in-law's coupe. Back in the hotel parking lot, the Schaefer clan would celebrate-slash-prepare to trailer the wounded Chicken Coupe back to Florida so the kids could start school on Monday. That's just how they did it... twice. This year was a little different. This year, Jason drove the Chicken Coupe the full 943 miles to Joplin from Florida... but he included a slight detour to pick up his 14-year old nephew, who would serve as co-pilot for the journey. The trip to Joplin was effectively drama-free, but their safe arrival was countered by buckets of rain dumped down the carbs of the coupe's blown big block Friday night. Pre-race tuning was expanded to include oil changes and hoping for dry cylinders. It worked. The coupe ticked off a 10.80 pass in detuned, highway-friendly mode, and Jason promised that he was gonna leave well enough alone so that he could... you know... win The Cup™ and safely drive the beast back home to Florida. That plan lasted about an hour, though, as Jason was soon tempted by the need to push the beast further... and he floated valves in the process. So... dust off Plan B. Pile the tools and crew into the rumble seat of the coupe, and hitch it behind the Organ Grinder for the tow back to Joplin wherein the trailer awaits. Congrats to Jason! I'll let him respond with additional details here, but this 10.80 pass was the quickest of the Cup Contenders™ this year. The Cup™ is his, again. I also want to thank all the other folks who signed up to make the run for The Cup™ interesting and fun: Robin 'RAVEN' Harvey (drove 250 miles) Ken 'RACER29' Long (150 miles) Reggie 'ORGANGRINDER' Moore (360 miles) Nick 'MALCOLM' Hoesing (350 miles) Jason 'JHO' Holland (350 miles) Mike Harty (403 miles) You guys all rule!