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Heading to COTA for a 2 day Chumpcar Race

Discussion in 'The Track......' started by msell66, May 9, 2017.

  1. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    No video. No mounts.
     
  2. 6t6red

    6t6red Well-Known Member

    Ahh come on. Duck tape it to your helmet. We need race videos.
     
  3. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    OK Mark , I am ready . Just wave as you come by a cam !!
     
  4. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    It doesn't "stream" very much. More like flashing images.
     
  5. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Spring shackle broke on warmup laps. Hour later back on track.
     
  6. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    What a crazy day. Broken mount that leaked out the gear oil and cooked the gears. Fixed that and then the water pump pulley blew apart and then had an overheating problem all day. More work to go with changing the water pump. We did make it out to finish the race!
     
  7. Patrick Stapler

    Patrick Stapler Active Member

    Damn race cars...
     
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  8. Boom

    Boom Active Member

    Damn. Bet those were fun to fix on a hot car while the race is going on.
     
  9. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Damn water pump!

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  10. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Back up and running.

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  11. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    We did "Finish" the race yesterday!

     
  12. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    All is good ish today. Full stints for everyone!

    Bits of video later in HD
     
  13. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    in spite of the problems it looks like you had a blast.
    I love that hood too by the way
     
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  14. msell66

    msell66 Road Worthy

    Made it home late last night. Not a lot of pics or video. It was a pretty hectic week/weekend!

    We spent Sunday chasing an overheating problem, but still managed to get all driver stints in! Found that the new radiator was shit. Made bad and just didn't notice it until you held it up to the Sun and realized NO light was shining through. We swapped that out and was able to keep the temps below 250*. All the prior overheating had to have done some internal damage. The car normally runs 180-190*.

    Final recap: HOLY F'N COW, COTA is the most awesome racetrack on this continent!! Driving on America's premier F1 track was an honor, a privilege and just one helluva good time. Describing it doesn't do it justice, you really do need to be there...drive it. Slow corners, fast carousels, long straights, crazy elevation changes...that track has it all. The facility was top notch and the garages were a racer's wet dream!

    I can still drive a car in anger and even turn some fast laps! I was able to concentrate for a long time and had just enough energy to get me through the trip. A great car and even better teammates. It showed the true Chump spirit of never say die (pun intended).

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    Some video of the Esses.

     
    Last edited: May 30, 2017
  15. 6t6red

    6t6red Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you were able to finally get back out there and do what you enjoy doing. Sounds like you had a blast. Now it is time to watch a video
     
  16. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Happy for you having a great time at the circuit !!
     
  17. Ponyboy66

    Ponyboy66 Pole Position

    Now you need to get your "beast" onto the track
     
  18. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    cool, looks like great fun
     
  19. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Good luck and enjoy!
     

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