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  1. a friend of mine recently decided that he wants to build a Chumpcar out of a totalled 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage that he used as a parts car for another one.. it has 5000 miles on it, 3 cylinders, and a cvt transmission. i was shocked- shocked- that i couldn't find any sort of a valuation for a 6 month old economy car on the list... we don't care about penalty laps, we don't care if we win anything.. but we agree that with that few miles it should be at least reliable enough to get thru 14 hours of racing at Brainerd. he and one other guy have dirt circle track experience, and the other 2 of us have no racing experience at all so it should be an entertaining adventure if nothing else.. oh, yeah... the technical question: how well will the cvt hold up? the engine has all of 80hp and the car weighed just over 2000 pounds before it was stripped, so i think durability should be a non issue. it will just be boring to drive..
  2. THIS ^^^ !!! While some Chumps keep complaining about a certain car, at least SOMEONE recognizes what we did when we booked the Donnybrooke course! You may not get another chance to run that course again. BIR has a very profitable drag racing program that typically prevents anyone from using "The Old Course" on weekends. I really wanted ChumpCar to run this configuration and have for the past 3 years. The problem was we could not get the track to drop their drag racing dates. But, as fate and luck shall both prevail, some paving work and track infrastructure requirements opened Donnybrooke up for ONE day... and I had Mike Morrison grab it. If you made this event, you're very fortunate. If you missed it, think of Torrey Pines, Palm Springs, Continental Divide, Riverside, Pensacola, DuPage, Independence... the list is long and well-storied. i don't know if they ever run drags the weekend before the NHRA Nationals.. how many teams showed up? i wanted to come up and spectate, but one by one everyone that said they were super duper excited to go with me dropped out and i didn't feel like driving over 100 miles each way all by myself..
  3. let's see if this works.. i shot a video of a full lap from the infield directly across from the pits. />http://www.facebook.com/v/10150213640845441 i got another video from the infield going into turn 4, i believe. the Escort gets slideways in the light rain. />http://www.facebook.com/v/10150213631790441
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