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  1. Sorry for the delay in getting the pre-race thread up, but we are back on track tonight for the first (and only) practice round of our "Canadian" round. Departing from the regular CCES schedule, we are straying north of the border to enjoy the famed Canadian hospitality at Mosport Park. Should be a fun track to race, and it might get a little dark towards the end of the race. Session Details Practice Round 1: Wednesday, 5-June-2019 Championship Round: Wednesday, 12-June-2019 Practice Start: 6:00pm ET/6:00pm PT Qualifying Start: 8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT Race Start: 9:00pm ET/9:00pm PT Cars: Maxda MX-5 Cup - 2015 Track: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park In-Sim Session Date: Wednesday, 12-June-2019 In-Sim Session Start Time: 6:00pm In-Sim Time Multiplier: 1x Weather: Auto-Generated Setup: Fixed, iRacing Baseline with 4.2g Fuel Fast Repairs: 1 License Requirements: Practice Rounds (None), Championship Round (>D2.0) Useful Links 2019 ChampCar Sim Series schedule Guide to iRacing and Hardware How to create your own iRacing paints iRacing Tips and Resources Discord Server
  2. Team Hugh Jass checking in here. What a disappointing weekend from us - we have been working on a new engine swap for our car this season and were right up against it coming into the weekend. A failed TPS nixed our only chance at dyno tuning the week before the race and so we arrived with a car that we knew would prove a potential handful for the weekend. Team worked hard on Friday morning to get it running, having to replace the O2 sensor, but the first lap of practice revealed a fuel delivery issue above ~70mph. Investigating this revealed a bad alternator (replaced), a bad battery (that the bad alternator killed), and some bad wiring in the harness. We found a dyno shop open late in Rochester and headed there to see if we could have some running to let the autotune software calibrate itself. Saturday we lined up at the back of the field, still not sure if the issue would reappear - sure enough it did and we had to pull off on the pace lap and return to the garage. Worked on the same issue throughout Saturday and into the wee small hours; relocating wires/grounds, and constantly trying to figure out the optimal MS3 settings. Car was running more smoothly on Sunday morning but the fuel delivery issue was still present at higher speeds/rpms; we worked on it for the morning before finally admitting defeat and packing up the trailer. We were all excited to be at our first race of 2019, with members coming in from all down the East Coast, and it is bitterly disappointing to leave without completing a single lap. It is the first event where we've ever had this many problems with the car and it really sucks! Thank you to all the racers who offered us advice and assistance, and to the ChampCar staff for running the event. We have a plan for moving forward with the issues and are confident we can be running and ready to go for Indy.
  3. Yeah, our initial appointment was with Flim Flam yesterday but a faulty TPS nixed that. Currently we think there's a more fundamental issue with the ECU so we need to address that first - probably just rely upon the MS3 autotune for the weekend. Thanks for all the suggestions.
  4. Heading up to the WGI event tomorrow from RVA with our Miata - we haven't been able to get dyno time with our new engine and were wondering if there were anywhere in the WGI area (or even on the way) that would be recommended for a quick tune, either on Thursday or the Friday morning if near the track. I know Little Speed Shop offers this in Rochester but as that's 90 minutes each way it would be tough. Any/all recommendations gratefully received.
  5. Team Hugh Jass has been busy over the winter and we are now ready for a sales of parts that have come off our 1992 Spec Miata. Items are listed below and are priced at a discount to eBay etc. as we would like to sell direct to ChampCar competitors. We will be at Watkins Glen next weekend and Indy in July, and can deliver these items for pickup at the races. All reasonable offers considered for bulk purchases. There are other smaller items available which are too plentiful to list - if you need a particular part then please ask. Please post below with any questions and one of our team will respond. PM me with offers or e-mail me at thomasellison86@gmail.com Parts For Sale 1.6 NA Engine - We ran this motor for 2 years in CCES (75 race hours), it never skipped a beat and was faster than the other 1.6s on track - Dyno sheets available - $800 1.6 NA Engine - Our backup engine, never needed it so zero recent race miles, came from experienced Spec Miata competitor - $500 1.6 NA Short Block - Good condition - $150 1.8 NA Parts Engine and Transmission - 1994, block is in good shape, could be built into a decent engine - $250 1.6 NA Differentials - Open and VLSD - $100 each 1.6 NA Raceland Header - $100 1.6 NA Stock MAF - $40 1.6 NA OEM ECU - $80 1.6 NA CV Shaft - $45 1.8 NB OEM Exhaust - 1999 - $50
  6. Episode 3 of the Hugh Jass Paddock Pass is now out on all the usual platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Pocketcast etc.).
  7. Looking forward to meeting our pit-partners and getting out on track in 2019, although it seems like the clever and subtle irony of our team name has been overlooked this time.....
  8. HJ will be there, just waiting until we're done with car prep/WGI before we sign-up.
  9. Bit of a weird ask, but my road car is due an annual NYS inspection and getting it done in the city is a pain. Does anyone know of a garage in the vicinity of the circuit that would be a good option for a quick renewal on the Friday afternoon?
  10. That's awesome, happy birthday mate! With all this new hardware I expect you to be at the front come the race at the Glen....
  11. We're back! After the crowded schedule in the opening third of the year, we are now into a more relaxed summer timetable and off to lovely upstate New York. No night-time running for this one (true to life), but it should be a good race nonetheless. See you on track! Session Details Practice Round 1: Wednesday, 8-May-2019 Practice Round 2: Wednesday, 15-May-2019 Championship Round: Wednesday, 22-May-2019 Practice Start: 6:00pm ET/6:00pm PT Qualifying Start: 8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT Race Start: 9:00pm ET/9:00pm PT Cars: Maxda MX-5 Cup - 2015 Track: Watkins Glen International - Boot In-Sim Session Date: Saturday, 25-May-2019 In-Sim Session Start Time: 8:00am In-Sim Time Multiplier: 1x Weather: Auto-Generated Setup: Fixed, iRacing Baseline with 4.2g Fuel Fast Repairs: 1 License Requirements: Practice Rounds (None), Championship Round (>D2.0) Useful Links 2019 ChampCar Sim Series schedule Guide to iRacing and Hardware How to create your own iRacing paints iRacing Tips and Resources Discord Server
  12. Seems like another good opportunity to plug the Sim Series, although the Charlotte round had equally high attrition due to the inclusion of the very fast chicane on the back stretch.
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