At the test and tune I hit the bump before the South End turn and my nose cone came off and went under the car, pretty much smashing it completely flat. I ran a couple more times with no nose and then ran into difficulty starting the car so loaded up and came home.
I got up early and discovered a nose which was in good shape but was cosmetically very rough.
I got the spare nose in shape to attach to the car by swapping the latch. I also went to the paint store and got some matching paint with some put into spray cans. This was all done before 900am since I had to leave then for the funeral in Greenfield.
When we returned at 7 pm I also reinstalled the engergy absorbing structure which offers additional support for the nose cone which I had removed to save 4#. I also sanded the worst off the nose and painted it yellow.
When getting ready to travel I noticed the left rear tire was totally flat and remembered it going soft really quickly when practicing after running over my nose. It appears to be cut down. It was nearly ten by then. I tried to think things through and tried to discover if there would be a Hoosier truck there to buy a new tire. The responses I received seemed to indicate that new hoosiers would not be available.
Facing an hour tow beginning at 530 am with a crippled car and no sure prospects of being able to fix it before the third heat I decided to stay home.