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Looking to form a new team based in Dallas TX area, and participate in a couple races yearly, travelling further out depends on the car reliability and support from within the team to make the events.

Need to fill a driver roster and pit crew.

 

Already have a decent start for the car, Mazda Miata, pro roll-cage, a couple boxes of good parts, and a top-notch workshop.

I'm bringing that, and experience wrenching and driving Miata. Now need to form a team, get more parts, and build it up.

 

Goals:

  • Enjoy racing events as participants
  • Building a competitive car and improving performance
  • Practice and demonstrate driving skills and skill advancement
  • Work with people that also have an interest in the above

 

Requirements:

  • Driver seat fees
  • Putting in time working on the car, team build weekends every 4-6 weeks
  • Couple years of competitive driving experience, and an interest in advancing driving skill
  • Ability to support/contribute/attend a couple of Champ races a year
  • Ideas on direction of the build

 

Send message with your info and a response regarding the above items, or arrange a call/meeting and discuss.

 

Wingnut

ChampCar stage: 0 - Origin

 

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Joined the site because I wanted to start with just a couple events a year; currently also running a well prepared, simple, and sorted track day Miata of my own.  Met Wingnut in person; I'm down.  Mechanic, engineer, fabricator, hauler driver, cook, safety nerd, regular old kind of nerd, and sarcasm supplier.  FSAE and CTSCC experience as well as my own builds.  Might see some of you folks soon, hit up Wingnut and let's get this car on track.

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04/22/2018 Latest updates on team forming:

Cage is good, but could use some rework on the door bars for additional improvement. Could also use better cage plates to the car.

Purchased a set of rim's last weekend. Good starter rims, but not end-state. 

Purchased the drive train this weekend. 1.8L and 5 speed. Compression is strong and even.

Purchased a race seat, looked at fitment and location. Will wait for driver roster to fill up before mounting

About half of the initial car spend has taken place, for basic racing. Goodies and tech as funding allows.

Met with 3 people interested in the team and all are familiar with Miata, and total of 3 have deep knowledge and experience.

So, this car could come together and get dialed in, quite fast.

 

Looking at these events as potentials to attend:

July 28-July 29, 2018
MSR HOUSTON: Double 7 Enduro, $1400
Angleton, TX

 

September 29-September 30, 2018

HARRIS HILL RACEWAY: Double 8 Enduros, $900
San Marcos, TX

 

Wingnut

ChampCar stage: 0 - Origin

 

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Picked up lots of parts:

Entire exhaust

Differential

Data logging/telemetry

Springs

Shocks

Fire suppression

Cool shirt

Steering wheel and disconnect

Video cameras

Radios

 

Need about $1000 to finish this level of the build, then install labor, tuning, to be race-ready.

 

Still looking to bring in more team members.

 

Wingnut

ChampCar stage 0 - Origin

 

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Found a sale on tires, so I'm extending the level of the build.

Just ordered a set of Hankook R-S4's.

Race rims will be next.

 

Got the engine torn down. Crank is out at the machine shop being polished.

Then new bearings, bolts, pumps, pulleys, belts, seals, gaskets, etc.

 

Still looking to bring in more team members.

 

Wingnut

ChampCar stage 0 - Origin

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I would be interested in joining the team as a driver and mechanic.

I live in Tyler TX, so I could come to Dallas to assist with the car and help with what ever is needed.

I raced SCCA for 13 years in the ITS class, build and maintained my cars, so know a little about using a wreck and BFH if required.

I am retired and have lots of time on my hands, if you think I might be of value to the team, let me know.

 

Thanks

 

JimM

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Wingnut, hello from Richland Hills, Tx. I've been interested in this team for a while, although this is My 1st post on this board. 

I have racing experience,  have been in most track/event related positions. Also have miata experience and parts.

 I'd love to get in contact with you to talk more, if possible. I was also planning to be at the Houston event to check things out. 

I hope we get a chance to talk.

 

TORKER.

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Couple sales, and now I've got the Race rims to go along with the RS-4's.

 

This makes 2 full sets of wheels and tires. One set for TNT and one set for race.

 

Will start out with a decent level of equipment and spares.

 

Wingnut

ChampCar stage 0 - Origin

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