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  1. Hopefully mosport will happen. The tow is excruciating long. but worth it. Worst 15min. of my life for sure
  2. Sorry, meant to say 4.5kg. My poor 4.5kg extinguisher has caught the eye of pretty much every pit marshal. To explain at every stop 4.5kg is pretty much 10 pounds has taken so much effort, lol. I am am going to keep it around just in case you people see the light and go metric.
  3. I sometimes wish I “blend” in more... I don’t often get confused, lol. For other teams.
  4. This has more to do with shanny and heat more than the tires themselves. Be be honest when was the last time you did a track walk at shanny?
  5. I use a AIM MXS system and smarty cam. Pretty easy stuff to use. Camera turns on/off automatically. Lots of support. Alarms are easy to set. It monitors the stuff your drivers should be doing but they aren’t. Warning lights that strobe live a electric dance party get there attention quick.
  6. The Mopar 4 Ever Doom cruiser had a pretty good event overall. NCM was a fair tow for us from Toronto. Arrived late dinner time Thursday and dropped the car and trailer right at the garage. The usual perplexed onlookers followed shortly after. Fridays test went without a hitch. We knew the track was busy but not that busy. Sinkhole was rather amusing. We went over our data after each run to learn what each of us was doing well. We all got down to the mid/high 30’s so we were all feeling pretty good. BBQ time. Saturday we drew a mid pack start. Managed to work our way up to the top 10. Things were going good. Put our third (fast) driver in with us just being out of the top 5. Just over an hour in he reports back he lost 4th gear (crap) I know the trans is now in its death throws. Another 30 min go by and the trans is now eating itself. On his way into the pits all the pieces stopped spinning as he made it to the timer station. Now the car is jammed up and won’t move. We made a mess of trans oil at pit in and other little metal bits. Sorry. Change the trans, brake service in a little over two hours. Test drive the car. All is good. BBQ time. Sunday we faired better. A little higher start position. Worked our way up to the top 10. We had a minor on track racing incident with a E30. I guess he felt he was at fault as he came over to apologize. Our air dam wasn’t too messed up and all the brake ducts were all still firmly attached so I sent our third driver out. Just my luck as we are just out of the top 5 with a stop in hand. My driver radios in with weird suspension noise. I am in the crapper. Pinch it off and run back to the pits to find the brake ducts wrapped up around the drivers axle and all the wire support webbing “fun”. It took me a good 6 minutes to get it all cut out. Stabbed my self a couple of times as they were all spring loaded when cut. Also noticed with the carnage the inner cv boot was cut right through with brake ducting as well. While this happens we put our 4th/last driver in. Tell him to go a little easy on the thing. With all the damage we managed to stay top 10 and a D class win. Cant say I have not been thinking about what could have been with a little better luck. But a pretty good outing for a team who has never been to the track.
  7. It sounds like they will be holding a separate meeting at 12:45
  8. The Mopar short bus arrivesThursday evening. We will most likely find a bar somewhere.
  9. The last year for our neon we had a 1st, 3-2nd place finishes, 1-3rd and a couple of 4ths. Early 2018 our neon got wrecked hard. It had over 100 race weekends on the chassis from all the different races we attended. After the wreck due to metal fatigue our body guy (which is a miracle worker) said it was no longer safe to race the car. We had a 2nd car that now became our primary. We came to the conclusion as a team that the neon was getting near its limit in relation to other newer cars entering the field. Even if the points dropped it could only help so much as engine wise we were near max what we could achieve without the fear of breaking more stuff or replacing parts faster. We decided to run the turbo cruiser for a couple of years and see what car options were available to the team after. Moving away from the neon was not easy, the 1st Gen neons are no longer in junkyards. And I don’t recall the last time I have seen one in the wild. This series has a natural attrition and speed creep built into the rules. Old cars will get older and new cars will almost always be faster.
  10. No, the neon was getting tired and we were taking more chances, and we’re driving more on the limit. We needed a true hardcore, designed from the ground up contender that ticked all the boxes. Naturally the PT turbo cruiser platform was a no brainer.
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