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Awesome Racing this weekend and a close race all the way to the finish.

Thank you to all the drivers and race teams that kept the racing fun and safe. 

 

Congratulations to Team 241 Texas Motorcycle Academy, and Team 6 Basil Weenie Racing for hard fought victories!

 

And a huge thank you to all the Corner Workers, safety team, and staff at Harris Hill that helped keep our Race safe and fun, and to all the Racing teams who came out to San Marcos to make this event possible, you all Rock!

Saturday and Sunday Race Results are in!

They can be found online at:  https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1500549

 

And you can download Lap times and Results from Google at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1B5t_5dxsCyUJjqO3T8Bkh8A8V9N8Pj8C?usp=sharing

See you all in September for more awesome racing at Harris Hill

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45 minutes ago, Aleru said:

What an great race day! 

Thank you to all the drivers and race teams that kept the racing fun and safe. 

 

Congratulations to Team 241 Texas Motorcycle Academy for a well earned victory!

 

And a huge thank you to all our Corner Workers and Harris Hill staff that helped keep our Race safe, and to all the Racing teams who made it out to San Marcos to make this event possible, you all Rock!

Saturday Race Results are in!

They can be found online at:

http://racehero.io/events/champcar-at-harris-hill

And you can download Lap times and Results from Google at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1B5t_5dxsCyUJjqO3T8Bkh8A8V9N8Pj8C?usp=sharing

See you all tomorrow for more great racing here at Harris Hill

The race hero link is saying no results posted.  Not sure if anyone else is having that problem.  

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It's a Miata party for sure.  

 

What I like with Harris Hill is that there is a lot of members racing, they have their own spec maita series as well and many people race those cars (1.6 Miatas). 

So typically there are some super fast Miatas with awesome drivers and there are some slow Miatas with awesome drivers. The later ones you can pass if you have more than 90hp :)

Friendly bunch as well.

 

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We at Deep Eddy Racing had a great time in our Deep Eddy Cabaret-sponsored (it's a dive bar in Austin, let's not get too excited, fellas) turbo Miata for the first 5 hours of the event on Saturday. We started outside the top 15 but quickly worked our way to 3rd with our best driver at the wheel. After pit stops and two black flags (one for our window net being down and one for passing under yellow), we were running around 5th overall and 1st in B class by 12 laps when our 100k stock motor decided it had seen enough turbo boost for its lifetime and threw a rod through the block. We were able to get it off course immediately, though, and our undertray fortunately prevented a huge oil problem on track. 

 

Up until that point, though, we had an absolute blast. Despite being tight, we found the course to be relatively conducive to passing. It certainly helped that all the drivers seemed experienced and courteous, and the pits were super friendly as well. We ended up finishing 3rd in class despite the early exit...our best finish yet! Lots of really good Miata drivers out there, so we were proud to be able to run close to the front of the pack for awhile. 

 

We'll be back for sure and hope to see everyone there in September. 

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6 hours ago, OTN said:

We at Deep Eddy Racing had a great time in our Deep Eddy Cabaret-sponsored (it's a dive bar in Austin, let's not get too excited, fellas) turbo Miata for the first 5 hours of the event on Saturday. We started outside the top 15 but quickly worked our way to 3rd with our best driver at the wheel. After pit stops and two black flags (one for our window net being down and one for passing under yellow), we were running around 5th overall and 1st in B class by 12 laps when our 100k stock motor decided it had seen enough turbo boost for its lifetime and threw a rod through the block. We were able to get it off course immediately, though, and our undertray fortunately prevented a huge oil problem on track. 

 

Up until that point, though, we had an absolute blast. Despite being tight, we found the course to be relatively conducive to passing. It certainly helped that all the drivers seemed experienced and courteous, and the pits were super friendly as well. We ended up finishing 3rd in class despite the early exit...our best finish yet! Lots of really good Miata drivers out there, so we were proud to be able to run close to the front of the pack for awhile. 

 

We'll be back for sure and hope to see everyone there in September. 

 

I think you need more boost.

 

We got a coolant leak during TT on friday. The driver didn't see all the gauges going red and the car stopped at the track with a blown head gasket after loosing power for a few laps.

We lost a fresh go-fast head and our fresh block has some damage on the cylinder walls. Replaced head gasket on saturday but it's just toast....

 

Lessons learned:

- Recheck simple stuff such as coolant clamps

- Fancy digital internet connected gauges are awesome....if you look at them. Get a 10W red LED that will burn a hole in the drivers retina if something goes wrong.

 

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11 hours ago, turbogrill said:

 

I think you need more boost.

 

We got a coolant leak during TT on friday. The driver didn't see all the gauges going red and the car stopped at the track with a blown head gasket after loosing power for a few laps.

We lost a fresh go-fast head and our fresh block has some damage on the cylinder walls. Replaced head gasket on saturday but it's just toast....

 

Lessons learned:

- Recheck simple stuff such as coolant clamps

- Fancy digital internet connected gauges are awesome....if you look at them. Get a 10W red LED that will burn a hole in the drivers retina if something goes wrong.

 

Try running a hose from expansion tank to windshield. When car gets hot water will shoot out onto winshield. Tell all drivers if they see this to pull over immediately. This has saved us a few times.

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12 hours ago, turbogrill said:

We got a coolant leak during TT on friday.

I wired a coolant pressure switch to one of those very bright shift lights, if the cooling system suddenly loses pressure the light comes on well before the temperature rises. The light came on at the end of my first lap at Laguna, a spring clamp on the recovery tank that we had been running for 40 trouble-free hours let the hose slip. I was able to pull off into the pit and lost most of the water in the short time before I stopped in our pit. No engine damage.

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3 hours ago, mender said:

I wired a coolant pressure switch to one of those very bright shift lights, if the cooling system suddenly loses pressure the light comes on well before the temperature rises. The light came on at the end of my first lap at Laguna, a spring clamp on the recovery tank that we had been running for 40 trouble-free hours let the hose slip. I was able to pull off into the pit and lost most of the water in the short time before I stopped in our pit. No engine damage.

 

That is probably exactly what I am going to do. Thanks

 

Now I just need to make sure my drivers doesn't think it's a shift light, or the shift light being the warning light...

 

3 hours ago, espog said:

Try running a hose from expansion tank to windshield. When car gets hot water will shoot out onto winshield. Tell all drivers if they see this to pull over immediately. This has saved us a few times.

 

The windshield was already cover with coolant, coolant everywhere...but seems like it didn't stop the driver. Maybe reroute the hose to his face inside the helmet?

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13 minutes ago, turbogrill said:

 

That is probably exactly what I am going to do. Thanks

 

Now I just need to make sure my drivers doesn't think it's a shift light, or the shift light being the warning light...

 

 

The windshield was already cover with coolant, coolant everywhere...but seems like it didn't stop the driver. Maybe reroute the hose to his face inside the helmet?

 

Make him fix the car or pay for the damage. 

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We had a hell of a hot rod on Sunday. Trans locked in reverse with almost two hours left.

 

I hope the boys in car 817 (mustang pace car...) get some driver training. They roughed up the left side of my car..

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The CGR #44 had a good weekend with two top fives although we were a bit disappointed with a second on Saturday. 

We had a good lead Saturday but was wearing the left front tire quickly. Second to the last stint I could tell it wouldn't last the rest of the race. The last pit stop we moved left rear to the front and moved front to back. Unfortunately it made the car far to loose to hold the lead. Lesson learned. 

Sunday we could never overcome the the lost lap at the start of the race because of a wet track and the incredible lap times Link's Miata was throwing down. But thanks for showing me the fast line in the wet after you passed me:D

Only small complaint I had was I'm not sure all the racers knew what the move over flag meant. 

Thanks to Dana and the rest of the Champcar crew for a we'll ran race.

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6 hours ago, Wink said:

We had a hell of a hot rod on Sunday. Trans locked in reverse with almost two hours left.

 

I hope the boys in car 817 (mustang pace car...) get some driver training. They roughed up the left side of my car..

H2R '18 1.1.jpg

H2R '18 3.1.JPG.jpeg

left side.JPG

 

Too bad for such a nice show car :)

 

Did that front air dam (or whatever its called) come loose?

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