Bob Buerger brought back Kinetic Airways for the eighth time, and was hoping for his fifth ACE.
However at the water entry, there two grand grim potholes at the
intersection of asphalt and concrete. While he was trying to pull
out of them, his drivetrain broke.
This location is especially tragic, being adjacent to the spot where
Kinetic Airways last year
suffered a breakdown that also forced it to end
its flight at the water exit.
Bumpo was also hung up on the same spot. However, a
Kinetic volunteer contacted the Baltimore Department of Transportation and an hour later the race was halted for about 10 minutes
emergency pothole repair, so that no other sculpture would suffer Kinetic Airways’ fate.