Archive for May, 2009

29
May
09

Long time, no update….

Like a wise man once said, “to be a millionare in racing; you have to start with two”

I know the updates have been lacking but if you bare with us we’ll have a big one soon. In the upcoming weekends we plan on the following fun;

  • RallyComputer
  • Hood Pins
  • Gravel Suspension
  • Map Lights
  • Cage gussets

Also we should have proper media representation with the car!

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23
May
09

The aftermath …

Welp, it’s been a long day of driving and I can say I’m pretty shocked at how well the car took the beating. Tarmac suspension NOT dirt friendly. I had to raise the car an addition 1” in the front at lunch time but made a HUGE difference in the afternoon runs. The surface was very rutty which made it pretty insane when at speeds. This gravel stuff is a lot harder then tarmac as I got to find out. The morning runs were just trash off the start but the afternoon proved to be a whole new ground. Unfortunetly I had to travel as a one man team today so I don’t have any pics at the moment. The car was a bit of a hit with everyone else there so I’ll be searching the interwebz for pics.

Casualties of the day; Passenger Fenderliner, front license plate. Not all that bad.

I know we promised movies but we will shortly put together some nice shakedown practice videos. For now the car needs some TLC and my next purchase will be gravel suspension. We will not be doing anything on dirt until I have that!!! We have less than a month to get ready for the June event and we’re pushing very hard to get there but it’s looking very slim as there is just way to much left on the car to do (money as well). It seems the list just never stops growing!!! If we fail in making the June event, there are options for an August, September and October showing as well. It’s like seeing the finish line …… we just need to cross it!

22
May
09

Rally-X shakedown

Tomorrow we’ll be competing in a NER Rally-x in Terryville CT. This will be the first event for the car since all the work has been done in the dirt. We’re looking forward to the event as the forecast is showing a bit of rain which should make it a bit interesting! This will be a great shakedown for the car to see how she handles the new surface, also some much needed seat time since I haven’t driven the car in competition in 2 weeks.

17
May
09

Nice Little Saturday …

So the crew got together and went to town on the car. We managed to get everything in except the engine mounts. We just ran out of time and everyone was just getting a bit tired from laying under the car for a good half of the day. Needless to say the car feels even better now and we celebrated with some dirt donuts and screeching race brakes!!!

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Rog getting at some outrigger bushings and the differential bushings.

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Rog getting at the rear stay bushings; Joe tackling the tranny mount/steering rack bushings

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Joe and Rog checking out the car when all said and done. Joe’s face is giddy because he has an intercom to play with now!

Stay tuned as we hope to get some action shots/video shoot, practice thingy soon !!!

15
May
09

Toys!!!!

TurnInConcepts makes it rain bushings and mounts!!!

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Pretty much every bushing/mount will be replaced so we don’t brake anything on stage!!

The list is;
KB pitch stop
Group N engine mounts
Group N trans mount
Steering Rack Bushings
TiC Rear diff bushings
KB outriggers
botox bolts
linkage bushings
pivot bushings
rear stay bushing
trans crossmember bushings

Also pictured is our intercom, headsets and pads!!!

14
May
09

Teh RalLy StICkaHs!!!

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To see more check the “Transformation” page where you can see the whole layout and the Wheels/Tires mounted!

14
May
09

Rollin’ on 15’s!!

Here’s some chunky tire love!

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Stay tuned for plenty of updates this weekend as the crew tackles a big install saturday!




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2010 Season
Rally New York - Snow - January 23-24th -- 3rd in Class 4th Overall
Rally New York - Tarmac - April 16-17th - 3rd AWD regional - 6th Overall
Wicked Big Meet - Wachusett Mountain June 13th
New England Forest Rally - July 16-17
Okemo II Hillclimb - August 7-8
Burke II Hillclimb - August 28-29
International Rally New York - September 10-11
Mt. Ascutney II Hillclimb - September 18-19

The “To Do List” …

Organize the Co-driver area
Vinyl the replacement body parts
Make PITWI swag

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