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  1. With all this time quarintining, if you feel the need to give something a "tug" go ahead and pull on that pull cable. Here is a funny video that team Racebar put together in our freetime between distributing ppe, and taking care of kids:
  2. Does anyone have any pictures of how they managed to comply with this rule? Or something that passed tech that is similar? 9.10.4. Over-flow vents may be installed. Over-flow vents MUST: 3. Be securely attached to a 3/4” outside diameter, tubular, metal bulkhead that extends no less than 4” and no more than 6” inside the car and extends no more less than 4” and no more than 6” outside the rear panel/bulkhead of the car; Are they just saying you need a secure mounting point for the overflow vent?
  3. Whoa! Racebar is still here! We aren't going anywhere. I promise if you want to hear 80's rock, or babyshark at 112 db we will play it for you. You want beer, we have that. Good BBQ, we will do our best to make it. General silliness and dancing on the car for entertainment, of course! A snow machine? Can do! We are honored to be racing with so many fine teams here. We just try to do our part to give back to the series. Sometimes we face roadblocks, IE Champcar telling us we cant draw dicks on peoples cars (I get it, Tirerack and Autozone), or people telling us we cant run around naked or saying "Stop flashing your boobs at us it makes us feel uncomfortable". Or "you guys should go back to lemons". Its really just more of a challenge to figure out how we can give back.... One of our sayings is "there are those who understand Racebar, and those who have yet to understand". The team that told us to go back to lemons, just simply doesn't get it yet. No hard feelings, it just takes a little more BBQ, a few more beers, or a little more conversation. We have so many people who come to us with a completely different view of racing, and end up totally embracing what we do. The art of not giving a frack is surprisingly difficult at times and takes effort to maintain. And if you are one of those people who is reading this and saying, "geez you guys suck and now your telling me I suck because I just don't understand you", then shoot me a PM, and lets have a beer. This whole fiasco with Red Rocket is unfortunate, and we are left kicked in the balls a little. (and so is Red Rocket in the physical sense) But in the end, both of our teams are going to be better off next race. The Red Rocket team has a lot of good things going for it and they will be back out again. Sometimes you just need to refocus on what you value and find important. I felt it was important to make the distinction that our teams have split. In the end our team is still growing and throwing bigger and better parties. VIR in March will be a little party, and June at NJMP will be HUGE! We are super excited going forward with an E36 coming on board in March. We are making meaningful differences in peoples lives from all ages and different backgrounds. Bringing smiles to peoples faces is our fuel. As long as we continue to bring smiles to peoples faces at Champcar, we will still be here. -Racebar
  4. In other news. Racebar had a great race. Big wins for this race: 1. Finding good local beer at three witches brewery in Danville. amazing! 2. Aunt Millie's pizza dinner Saturday night 3. Racebar played music the entire race without issue. A first for us! 4. Racebar didn't ventilate a block for the first time in awhile. 5. Rolling into tech with two minutes to spare. 6. Having the opportunity to race with 50 amazing teams and drink a beer with everyone after the awards ceremony. 7. Watching @bendawson3 set the fast lap via live telemetry from an aircraft carrier off the coast of south Carolina on Saturday. 8. Turning up the redline on Sunday and cheating Ben Dawson out of the fast lap. 9. LIVE TELEMETRY! Thank you @Brent Picasso and race capture. 10. Building an awesome team with amazing people! 11. The "negligent" red rocket driver. One of our most supportive team members, a fine novice driver, and one of the most helpful and kind people anywhere, drove Racebar to the checkered flag, which was a meaningful and important moment for her and all of us. Thanks to champcar for putting on yet another amazing event! It looked like their was a lot of clean racing going on out there from our perspective. Well done!
  5. Since we airing our dirty laundry. 1. Red rocket and racebar are now two separate teams. 2. Red rocket has minimal damage and could have finished the race. In fact everyone was telling you to put the car back on the track, but you put it on the trailer with 3 hours to go. 3. After yelling at everyone all day and alienating most of your team. Carma sucks. 4. I'm not sure a driver mistake due to inexperience, Ie slow to countersteer oversteer resulting in an off on the inside of the corner translates to "negligence". Negligence would mean you put the car in a bad place on purpose. I don't think a mistake translates to negligence. It doesn't change the fact that the car is wrecked though. Seriously? Driver negligence? She spun JUST LIKE you did. Their happened to be a wall there. You put her in the car full well knowing her experience level. Zero de's. She hit a tire wall last time she drove as well.
  6. Baby lasershark has 600 lbs up front. I'm not sure about the rear. Racebar has 200 lbs all around with blown out shocks and it races just fine. It has at times been faster than e30's, such as the winsome racing e30 with @bendawson3 driving Racebar. My opinion is your way overthinking it. But what do I know, I drive a car with a bar on it.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. Wait! Do we have your tire gauge? We have been trying to figure out who's tire gauge we had from march
  12. 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
  13. 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
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