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  1. Our team brings paint markers to races to decorate our car, but if someone wanted to "artisticly" decorate this car, I would look the other way. It may not be justice, but a big dong with some hairy balls on this e46 would probably help ease the pain a bit.
  2. Hey I cant emphasis how amazing everyones support was for young Anthony "Antman" Bates at this BBQ. With all of your generous support we raised over $550 in cash plus an additional $130 through facebook donations directly to the CF foundation. The money that CF foundation is raising is making a REAL difference in people lives, however the most amazing aspect of this party was the support, love, and energy spent supporting Antman. I can't even begin to thank Champcar, VIR workers @Drvred, and everyone for all of their support. Watching the live video of Antman riding in the pacecar hit me right in the feels. Here is a writeup from his mom that I've stolen from a message with her permission: It was a new experience for Anthony. Initially he was very overwhelmed with the poster and quantity of people there to support him, like someone had a pair of his dirty underwear on display. He walked up to the poster and table so gingerly, and the look on his face was like I violated his trust, I about cried and my heart was terrified I’d made a bad decision. We talked about it, there was someone there who’d gone to college with a young man who passed in his 20’s from CF, how we are doing our part not just for the benefits to him but also to everyone else fighting this battle, he worked through it and ALL of you guys and the racers pulled him in 110%. Him riding in the official champ pace car made the weekend for sure. Sooo much growth for him emotionally where CF is concerned, lots of awareness, and some funds raised too. You guys have changed our lives for the better and I can’t thank you enough. I continue to learn and grow as his mother, he continues to grow as a little dude facing some serious challenges and the support from you keeps us going! Currently being reviewed by the FDA is a medication for children ages 12+ that will allow them to live a "Normal life range" whereas his current life expectancy is 37 years old. The money we raise has contributed to this research! Thanks again for everything that all of you do. This is an amazing race, and its awesome to see it affecting the lives of others who feel special just to be a part of it. (yes I am referring to team Racebar in general) Sincerely, Jim Webb 317-691-0584 Facebook @RACEBARCAR www.racebar.net
  3. Hey friends. Another plug for the bbq. We are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. If you have a few minutes please head over and read Sam Gigers post on our Facebook page. We have a donate button if your interested in donating. Facebook sends these donations directly to the cf foundation, a 4 star charity (the highest possible rating earned for sound fiscal management). https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=474025530057156&id=305229520270092 Please read this heartfelt story from Racebar Driver Sam "Stamp" Giger It did not take long for me to realize Anthony was a special young boy. Less than 30 seconds actually, as that's how long it took before he had me laughing and smiling. And you wouldn't know it, but this charismatic little man is battling cystic fibrosis. Perhaps it has been more than 30 seconds, but I haven't known Anthony for very long. But I already can think of a lot of words to describe Anthony. Brave, courageous, intrepid, perhaps even a bit cheeky. Though the one I personally believe to be the most accurate is fearless. To exhibit the other traits you first have to exhibit fear, and from the short time I've know him and stories I've heard about him, I haven't seen a drop of it. If you ever see him on a pair of roller blades, you would quickly understand what I mean. Some say wisdom comes from age. I'm not so certain. In the short time I've known him Anthony has taught me how to build a jet out of legos, what the best hide and seek spots are, the recipe to the perfect cheese pizza, reminded me to tell those close to us that we love them, and most of all that "impossible" is a silly word. truly believe that Anthony is only limited by the bounds of his dreams, imagination, and how fast the max velocity of his roller blades can take him there. Coming from and Racebar driver, trust me, it's FAST! And he's touching lives along the way. There's nothing more Racebar than that, as smiles are our fuel. Thank you Sam, see you all at the race! RRRrrrrAAAACCCEEBAARRRR!!!! Racebar member young Anthony "Ant-Man" will be at the party Friday evening giving high fives and handing out smiles!
  4. Smokers are ready to go! Planning on 150 lbs of slow cooked pork shoulder and a good local keg of beer for friday evening from 5pm until the food runs out. We might be a little beer limited so bring some drinks. We will be putting out a donation jar. 100 % of the proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation as we have two Racebar and Winsome racing young members that have cystic fibrosis.
  5. Wait! Do we have your tire gauge? We have been trying to figure out who's tire gauge we had from march
  6. Here we are again, a lemons team throwing a lemons party and racing in Champcar. We have a few stints available open to almost anyone. Minimum qualifications to race with us: 1. Show up to the Friday night party, wear the shirt, drink the cool-aide 2. Have a positive attitude 3. Don't wreck the car 4. Pay for your stint. Nothing else is required! New to racing? No problem! No gear? No problem! Need a ride to vir from Hampton roads? No problem! Need a place to crash? No problem! Your wife doesn't want you to leave the house....that might be a problem. One or two hour stints available @ $350 per hour which includes almost everything except gear @ $50 for shared rental. Check out our Facebook page. Http://www.facebook.com/racebarcar Or www.racebar.net Shoot me a text or call if interested! 317-691-0584 Jim
  7. I'm so sad that Racebar won't be there to 1. Start a party. 2. Create a little controversy. 3. Keep the adventure real. 4. Distract the police from the red lines, and hooligans in golf carts
  8. Hey friends! Racebar will be there hosting our Friday night party as usual. We plan to have a keg, music, and of course copious amounts of slow smoked pork shoulder. We are hoping to get some people out for a nice casual meet and greet before the race. It would be a lot of fun to turn this into a bit of a potluck. We are looking for volunteers to bring a few sides or appetizers. Anything that goes well with a bbq is welcome. Please reply to this post with what you intend to bring, and I'll compile a list. As it gets a little closer I'll start narrowing down the specifics. I think for now we can plan on about 5 pm for the food to start coming off. Here are a few pictures of the party scene at NJMP a few weekends ago that we had the privilege to be a part of. I know this isn't lemons, but I think the food piece is a great way of bringing our community together before we duke it out on the track.
  9. Hey guys, I remastered the audio on this video, and I think I found out why the EC E46 made that pass in the grass. It turns out they had Ludacris - Move Bitch playing at a high volume. It all makes sense now.
  10. Here is the party that @Jab31169 was mentioning.
  11. The other car "lasershark" is a 6 series. It's a 500 point car and is faster.
  12. We tried with 100 lbs of party on the trunk and roof, stock suspension, and.....................it's a 7 series
  13. Racebar here with one of the last trip reports (as expected): This was our first race with our newly rebuilt motor, named "Rainbow number 5" as it was our fifth motor and was painted like a rainbow by a drunk Patrick "Dick Freelane" Mchugh during a late night party rock session after the kids had gone to bed. On Friday, during the track day, we blew a head gasket for obvious reasons. Quantum speed works hosted us throughout the day as we pondered why our brand new motor blew a gasket and we waited on the new gasket to arrive. By 5 pm, it was clear that the car wouldn't make it to the paddock for the BBQ party, and with the continuous deluge of wet stuff (Ben Dawson's race driver equalizer), we decided to move the dance party slash BBQ prerace get-everyone-drunk-so-they-drive-like-poop-the-next-day-party up to the super amazing facility at Quantum. So that night, we ate, we talked, we drank, we danced, we rebuilt Racebar, and we misdiagnosed her problems. Around midnight we introduced our new pledges to Racebar with a lap around the paddock by foot, and a little team bonding with the Champcar trophies. (Its ok we blamed our transgressions on Winsome Racing. The staff never knew it was us) We made it to tech in the morning where we discovered that people have complained about Racebar from previous races. Ray, sadly, was forced to add a 25 pt penalty to our amplifier, speakers, and bar claiming it adds speed. He said this would calm the complaints. I dont think we are winning any races Ray. By noon, after blowing yet another head gasket, we discovered the actual problem with the Racebar motor was not under torquing of the head bolts, but rather detonation. WIth some quick thinking by Jeff "Ron Mexico" Caplan, we had a head gasket on the way being delivered by Al "The reverend" Taylor. After having "practiced" a head removal so many times in the past, we pulled together as a team, and had the head off in 20 minutes. However, with the head off, we realized yet a new major problem. Our block was majorly cracked. So after another hour of pondering, we decided to run her for as long as she would go. 30 minutes later, we were on the track and racing again. We changed the coolant multiple times throughout the next 6 hours and added countless qts of oil. Eventually by about 7 pm, it was oil starvation that ultimately got us as I, threw yet another racebar rod. (This would be the third rod our team has thrown all with me at the wheel) Despite our lack of success on the track, this was our most successful race yet. Our team has grown every race. We have built a culture, values, and a team which people willingly invest time and money to further the cause. We had the opportunity to help numerous teams at this race which was rewarding for all of us. We have built friendships with other teams that extend beyond the track. Moving forward, we have new motors going in both Racebar and Lasershark, a newly aquired e30 to add to the team, an e36 being built now, and a new acquisition of Winsome Racing (they havent exactly agreed.) We are doing an endurance running relay with Racebar in April, competition bbq this summer, pub crawls, brewery parties, HPDE events, and Indy in July. We were verbally reminded of how much we suck during this race by the e46 EC team. Its ok, no judgement passed here. There are those who understand Racebar, and those who have yet to learn. At this race, we met a young boy named Jack. Jack wrote us a handwritten note, which I think sums up how we feel about our team. This is his note: Dear Racers in Racebar champcar series, Your car was the best and creative but you didnt win. But who cares if you win or lose. It matters if you have fun or not and I hope you have fun. You have speakers on your car. You went in the pit stop a lot of times but thats ok. I hope you are proud and do you think you could write me back. Sorry and I might write you more letters. Bye, your friend. Jack The e46 team, should probably talk to Jack so they can learn a few things about life. It truly is an honor to race with all of you. Most of you are better drivers than we are, so thank you for sharing the track with us. Free beer and bbq is always on us. -Raaaaaacceeebaaaaaaar!
  14. Hey an update to the bbq. We moved it up to quantum speed works. A nice dry shop. Free beer, bbq, and music, the food will be ready at 5. Stop by and grab some food!
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