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Racing Strong Motorsports is sponsored by the following:

 

Zipline Welding Booms - maker of the Fusion Pit Light System http://ziplineweldingbooms.com/

Lincoln Electric - Welding supplies and Welders http://www.lincolnelectric.com/

McKibbins Pub - Montreal - Food, drink and fun! http://www.mckibbinsirishpub.com/

Rockauto - The online autopart connection - http://www.rockauto.com

Porterfield  - Performance racing brake pads by Raybestos -  http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/

MR2Guru - Suppliers of new and used Toyota MR2 parts and accessories. Full service shop! Ashville NC. http://www.mr2guru.com/

Beyond Driven Auto - Performance Lighting - https://beyonddriven

Moroso Performance Parts - http://www.moroso.com/

Autometer performance gauges - http://www.autometer.com

Frankenstien Motorworks - Toyota 2GR Custom Performance parts and accessories - http://frankensteinmotorworks.com/

Woodsport UK - Toyota MR2 Performance accessories and full service shop located in northern England. 

Truleo.com - Lotus, MR2 and Fiero performance parts - http://www.truleo.com

MotorSportMedia - The latest in racing news and images - http://www.racemsm.com/

BPi Flow Stacks - The best in dyno proven air intakes. http://www.bpi-us.com/index.php

Racing Strong Motorsports - Toyota Performance since 1984 - http://www.racingstrong.com

 

YouTube Channel for the latest in Chumpy videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/wdstrongjr

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RacingStrong

 

 

Racing Strong has been endurance racing Toyota MR2s since 2009. With almost 40 endurance races completed in ChumpCar and 24 Hours of Lemans, RSm drives to race clean and strong!

 

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Drivers for 2015 are:

 

Bill Strong, Virginia,  Owner, Driver and Mechanic

Mike Helm, Ohio, Driver, Mechanic

Gene Bird, Pennsylvania, Driver

Brandon Bird, Pennsylvania, Driver

Troy Truglio, Virginia, Driver, Mechanic 

Tommy Guttmann, Canada, Driver

Rick Fon, Canada, Driver

Rob Brunner, Canada, Driver

 

Crew:

Ian Strong, Virginia, Crew Chief, and THE mechanic

Kevan , Florida, Fuel and Fire

Robert Canody, Virginia, Fuel and Fire

Justin Benjamin NY, Fuel and Fire, Mechanic

Tony Cespedes, Georgia, Fuel, Fire and Mechanic

 

 

2015 ChumpCar Schedule

 

February - Road Atlanta 14-hour

Started 86th, two laps down.

Finished 13

 

March - VIR South 12-hour

Started 22nd. 1st place for a while. Then both front hubs broke within 3 hours of each other. Right rear ball joint failed and suspected rear axle failure.

Packed it up and finished 44th.

 

May - Watkins Glen 

15th, DNF broke engine mount that caused broke trans, and 14th.

 

July - Charlotte Sprints

 

September - Sebring

 

October - Pittsburgh

 

December - Laguna Seca

 

Cars -

Toyota MR2 GTv6 #79 Class C WRL GP-1

Toyota MR2/GR #179 Class EC WRL GP-X

 

Contact - Bill Strong, Racing Strong Motorsports, Nelson County, Virginia, 434-996-6721 wdstrongjr@racingstrong.com

Want to profile your company with a fast, clean running and well known team? Contact RSm for sponsorship and marketing opportunities. One race or One season!

 

Want to drive for RSm?  Our seats are usually sold out for the year as we plan our races around available drivers. But sometimes we need that one fast guy to finish off the team for a certain event. We do require all drivers to own and wear a head and neck device, and we require at least MR2 or Porsche 911 wheel to wheel racing experience due to the handling complexity of racing the RSm MR2. Hint... the car wants to kill you whenever you think you have a handle on it and relax. Mid-engine racers will know what we are talking about. If you meet the above criteria, email your racing resume to wdstrongjr@racingstrong.com. 

 

 

 

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Zipline Welding Booms Fusion Pit Lighting System at work in the RSM Zipline McKibbins MR2GTv6 and McKibbins Biohazard MR2 pit stall at Road Atlanta 14-Hour race Feb 2015. 

For more information about the Zipline Fusion Pit Lighting System contact:

 

Bird Manufacturing and Design, LLC
51 Station St. · Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: (814)288-6464 · Fax: (814)288-4455

 

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2015 ChumpCar Schedule

February - Road Atlanta 14-hour
Started 86th, two laps down.
Finished 13

March - VIR South 12-hour
Started 22nd. 1st place for a while. Then both front hubs broke within 3 hours of each other. Right rear ball joint failed and suspected rear axle failure.
Packed it up and finished 44th.

May - Watkins Glen
15th, DNF broke engine mount that caused broke trans, and 14th.

July - Charlotte Sprints 

Tied for first at Charlotte Sprints Class C

September - Sebring

Broked. Transmission did not like Sebring

October - Pittsburgh

Broked. Wheel did not like Pittsburgh. 

Hubs did not like us either. Good news. Discovered a fix for the hubs just by using new OE replacement. Looks like Toyota saw an issue and did an in production fix.

December - Laguna Seca

2nd in class. 

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2016 Schedule

 

 

Same drivers. Same cars

Bill Strong, Virginia,  Owner, Driver and Mechanic

Mike Helm, Ohio, Driver, Mechanic

Gene Bird, Pennsylvania, Driver

Brandon Bird, Pennsylvania, Driver

Troy Truglio, Virginia, Driver, Mechanic 

Tommy Guttmann, Canada, Driver

Rick Fon, Canada, Driver

Rob Brunner, Canada, Driver

 

Crew:

Ian Strong, Virginia, Crew Chief, and THE mechanic

Kevan , Florida, Fuel and Fire

Robert Canody, Virginia, Fuel and Fire

Justin Benjamin NY, Fuel and Fire, Mechanic

Tony Cespedes, Georgia, Fuel, Fire and Mechanic

 

February

Road Atlanta

49th. We got BMW'ed

 

March
VIR 12-Hours
46th - electrical issues

 

April

Mid-Ohio

DNF after leading from the start. Left front hub broke

 

Daytona BOD Meeting

Working the race!

 

May

Watkins Glen
Race 1 - 76th, axles exploded and fuel issues

Race 2 - 6th overall, 3rd in class

 

June

NCM
Race 1 - 3rd place overall, 2nd in C-Class
Race 2 - 1st overall, 1st in C-Class

 

July

Charlotte

 

COTA - working

 

August

VIR 24-Hour

Working

 

October

Pittsburgh

 

December

VIR Chumpionship

 

Sebring

 

 

 

 

 

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Heat is power/energy. You want to keep it all in, especially around rubber parts, bearings, etc.

I would recommend removing all of your ductwork, etc.

C'mon Bill, you ought to know that!

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2 hours ago, Bill Strong said:

heat. how do you get rid of the heat?

Thermal energy recovery system. Turbo cooled by water lines, water boils, steam turns turbine, turbine powers electric generator, electric generator provides electricity to recharge battery and run ignition / coolsuit / gopro / dataz / etc., alternator no longer needed, remove alternator from car to save weight and free up 1 HP to the wheels.

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On 3/22/2016 at 0:58 AM, SnapOversteer said:

From experience, turbos and endurance racing (especially the shutting off the car during fueling part) don't mix, makes for an interesting glow at night though.

 

From my experience turbos especially for endurance racing make for great reliability on a Honda. We never had a problem shutting the car off during a race. 

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On 3/24/2016 at 8:06 AM, mcoppola said:

Heat is power/energy. You want to keep it all in, especially around rubber parts, bearings, etc.

I would recommend removing all of your ductwork, etc.

C'mon Bill, you ought to know that!

 

I suggest directing the heat towards the hubs on the MR2.... the air vortex from the wheels should dissipate it well, don't you think?

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Our first overall win at NCM west!

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Left to right: Bill Strong (Driver), Ian Strong (Crew Chief), Gene Bird (Driver), Robert Canody (Crew), Troy Truglio (Driver), Lauren Canody (Crew)

 

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