Team Elephant, with riders Dave and Tom Sartorius, finished a very solid fourth overall in round five of the 1988 WERA National Endurance Series at Rockingham, North Carolina. The Sartoriuses were among fast company. They finished not far behind Solmax Racing’s Scott Russell, Kevin Rentzell and John Eidenberger and held off a late-race charge by Hard Core Racing, which featured Shawn Nicoloff, Ray Yoder and Jeff Harder. North Carolina Speedway (or Rockingham as it was more popularly called) was perhaps the most unforgiving racing circuit the WERA series raced, and that was saying something. Even the bravest of riders cringed when they were faced with the prospect of coming out of the infield road course and running at near top speed on the 25-degree banking of the tight one-mile oval.