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We have been racing since 2011.  With the same car.  A teal Saturn SC.  It has over 15,000 miles of Champ Car Endurance Series racing over 14 race weekends as of July 2021.  Have had lots of team member changes.  Spawned one team with a second on the way.  Of the last six race weekends we have two P3 finishes and five class wins.


2021 Nelson Ledges 8+7: 26th, 20th

2019 Nelson Ledges 24 hour: 5th place + B class win

2019 Indy twin 10 hour: 26th, 29th + B class win

2018 Nelson Ledges 24 hour: 3rd place + B class win

2017 Watkins Glen twin 7 hour: 18th, 52nd, VIR 24 hour: engine change, 57th

2016 Charlotte 14 hr: 3rd place + A class win,  Mid Ohio 8 hr: 5th place + A class win

2015 MIS 14hr: 6th place,

2014 MIS 14hr: 7th place,

2013 Nelson Ledges:  2013 14 hr: 12th place, Pitt Race twin 7 hr: 15th, 18th

2012 25 hr: 15th place;

2011 25 hr: 51st place


The car was purchased with the cage, Corbeau racing seat, CAI, KYB struts, and some spares for $1200

Factory rated at 124 hp, it has DOHC, 5 speed, independent rear suspension, four wheel disc brakes, factory 4 into 2 tube header

Modifications include:  Megasquirt ECU, custom 2 into 1 downpipe with 1 3/4" tubes, 2.5" exhaust, Saturn Ion knuckles, ball joints, rotors and calipers, power steering delete, coilover springs (on factory struts), passenger floor mount battery, vented hood, rear Superbird style wing, lexan rear windows


After we blew up at VIR due to pistons failing in out of round bores, we bored the engine out .5 mm and that moved us up from 1.9 to 1.92 liters and into class B.


Drivers throughout the years include:  Matt, Tom, Dave, John L, Andy, Joey, Tony, Scott, Dean, Jon, Colin


Crew and support:  Tony, Rachel, Kurt, Rhonda, Fred, Walt, Gwen, Chris, Dave S, John H - sorry if I missed anyone


This whole thing started when my friend Dave sent me a video link to a citrus 24 hour race - it was the last 10 minutes of the race and in a Mazda Protege.  This was the trigger that got the whole thing started.


Saturn:  A different kind of company, a different kind of car

I guess we race an unpopular platform, though many people had a Saturn as their driver car in the past.  Up to now it really hasn't phased me that much.


There has been a lot of learning, preparation and engineering to get the car where it is now.  We went through a crank, many wheel bearings and hubs, a few sets of pistons, a couple heads, few body panels, and a windshield among other things to get here. 


Check us out on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MostmintRacing/




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On 11/18/2019 at 8:27 AM, Slugworks Paul said:

Where does the name 'mostmint' come from?

Mostmint originated about a decade before the team started.  It started with a 76 Trans Am I had - which I jokingly said was in "mint" condition.  It was solid but the poor thing did not have a straight panel on it.  Me and my buddies would kid around about how mint our cars were - which only led to me claiming I had the most mint car. 

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Great to see someone else racing a Saturn. I have a 93 SC2 that I'm thinking about preparing to take a crack Champ Car racing. We raced it in LeMons about 8 years ago. Got to a best finish of 10th overall at CMP (South Carolina) in LeMons. Working on getting the team back together now. Looking at Champ Car, I think we're going to have a lot of work to do. Team name is Orbits Near Uranus. I hope we're able to make it out there this year. This looks like a great series.


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