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We have one spot for Watkins Glen that we are putting up for sale. Have paid for a basic entry with transponder.

 

We had a catastrophic engine failure over the weekend and with the time remaining between now and then, we are not going to make it. I have no idea what something like this would be worth. Would like to get the $1550 we paid for it but understand how market values work.

 

I guess PM me if you are interested and we can work something out.

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No idea. Our next planned event is in Canada. With how things work, probably not there. If we can transfer it would be to Gingerman in August.

 

That doesn't help us if we did something to hurt this motor though. We are going to need the funding if we have to pay for it to be worked on again. If it was something our guy did, I am hoping that would be a different story but we won't know that until we get it out of the car and over to him. With our lives that is going to be Thursday morning at the earliest. Leaves 14 days for tear down, fix/replace, reinstall, break in, trailer and travel. Only really doable if one of us quits our job. Which again leads to the need for additional funds.

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Xfering entries has never been a hassle in the past (no idea about canada to US tho)

As for rebuild, how about a buying a clean used unit to fill the gap.

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We have the unit we ran last year yet. Problem with it is if we put it back just the way it was, we are going to be slow. Not just a little slow either. Slowest at Gingerman and MIS and slowest of the cars that made an hour at Watkins Glen last year. We are trying to show continuous improvement and putting the old motor in for a race means two things. We already aren’t going to be competitive and we are going to have to pull it out right after we get home to put a rebuilt one back in. On top of that, if we do need a new crank\rods\pistons\block, we already have them in a semi assembled state on that block. If we put that in the car we won’t have them to pull from, driving up our cost.

 

We are a cost control group. We already spent way more than we wanted to on work that was needed over the winter. We do not have the time or funding to be swapping out parts and pieces on the fly. As has become our mantra this winter, We are Red Shoe Racing, not Roush Racing.

 

We need to work smarter. If we need to sell a race to make sure our next 7 are better, then that is what we do. We don’t want to. No one wants to not do something they enjoy, but for the long term running of the team, it is what we need to do.

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Thanks to the very generous actions of a couple local businesses (shout out to Frank's Transmission and St. Clair Engines, both of Richmond, MI) we are currently slated to get the car back next week. As we will have plenty of time to break it in and do final prep before Watkins, this spot is no longer available.

 

Thanks to Infiniti for the pep talk. Again, I cannot express enough gratitude to Frank of Frank's Transmissions and Larry of St. Clair Engines for all they are doing for us. If you are in SE Michigan and need powertrain work done, give them a call. 

 

We will see you guys at Watkins Glen!

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Great to here you are back and good to go! Look forward to seeing you at Gingerman  in late summer if all goes well for both of us in the races ahead.

 

We pit camped next to you last year.

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Kyle & Red Shoe Racing team,

how is the prep work for WGI going?

hope all is going well and best of luck this weekend!

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