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Figured I'd start a dedicated thread for this nonsense, as @Team Infiniti mentioned in another thread, looks like a couple of us are partaking in some good ol redneck shenanigans the weekend after Sebring at New Smyrna Speedway. Thought it would be fun to document it all in one dedicated thread. I plan on multiple cameras in-car and will put a video together. 

 

I procured a Neon from a fellow Champcar racer - thanks @TurboFox for enabling my bad habits, Stacey thanks you. I managed to already spend 1/5th of the purchase price on vinyl graphics - she gonna be purdy 🤣

 

$50 to enter, pays top 3: 2500/1000/500  in addition there will be other events like a demo derby, spectator racing, and I think a couple other things. If any other Champer's in C. FL aren't busy, it should be a hoot and I'm sure the kids will love it.

 

Recap of the rules:

ENDURO RULES 2019

Cars
American Made Only
4 or 6 Cylinder FWD automatic or manual.
Station wagons allowed.
No performance cars.
No turbo or super chargers.
No two seaters.
Racing seats allowed.
Doors must be chained or welded shut.
No cutting/ gutting of cars must remain BONE STOCK. (You may remove seats, carpet and inside door panels).
You may cut off exhaust.
Stock caster and camber.
Dashes must stay in.
If you are installing a 4 point roll cage, you may remove the dash COVER, all instrument panels must remain in their stock location
Airbags must be disabled.
Engine Compartment must be 100% Bone Stock including air conditioner if equipped.
Remove all headlights and tail lights.
Remove all glass (no diamonds) expect front windshield.
MANDATORY hole in the hood or hood pins in case of fire.
Race #s need to be min. of 24 inches.
Safety Bar & Roll Cage
MANDATORY Safety Bar 2 x 2 with 8th or ¼ inch thickness that goes door post to door post.
You may opt to install a 4 point roll cage as long as it doesn't strengthen the car or interfere
with the dash.
For Safety Bar lap belts are to be used only.
4 point roll cage can use 5 point harness.
Safety Gear
Window Nets are MANDATORY!!
Drivers must wear a helmet and fire suit.
If wearing a lap belt driver must wear a full face helmet.
Hans and neck restraints are encouraged.
Fire extinguisher in car encouraged
Rims
Must be OEM Stock Wheels aluminum or steel only.
Tires
DOT Approved Only. No Falken azenis RT615K tires. All 4 must match in size.
No truck, trailer, Bobcat or filled tires. Only air or nitrogen filled.

Driver must provide own scorer.
No riding on flats or rims. Do not enter pit area with flat tire or wheels off. Park on pit road.
All Drivers will be able to inspect all cars.
Cars will be parked on pit road by 5pm with hoods and trunks opened.
We reserve the right to reverse the race at anytime during the race.

*ADDENDUM
Batteries must remain stock location. You can spray foam them.
Exhaust- If cut off you may run same size pipe to exit the driver.

 

Here are pictures of our dream machines:

neon.jpg

focus.jpg

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Exposed :ph34r:

 

Well now that this has its own thread I can leave this here, NOT Florida exclusive so if anyone is as ate up as much as PintoDave/LeadsledMike and Team Infiniti you may find something here:

https://www.tourofdestruction.com/events

We usually attend

ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD'S NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION

NOVEMBER 29TH 7PM
 


ADDRESS: 19164 E COLONIAL DR, ORLANDO, FL 32820

EVENT LIST:
SCHOOL BUS FIGURE 8 RACE
JESTER MONSTER TRUCK
KRAKEN MONSTER TRUCK
BOAT & CAMPER TRAILER RACE
FWD DEMOLITION DERBY
SKID CAR RACE
FLAG POLE RACE
FIREWORKS
& SO MUCH MORE!

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Much of our "engineering" is based on available structure, self preservation/common sense, and stuff laying around. Never know, it may wind up simply attached to the window frame, egress might be out the passenger window.

 

They are not real strict, I will let you know after its done. :P

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3 minutes ago, Team Infiniti said:

Much of our "engineering" is based on available structure, self preservation/common sense, and stuff laying around. Never know, it may wind up simply attached to the window frame, egress might be out the passenger window.

 

They are not real strict, I will let you know after its done. :P

 

Bah. I just looked at the Neon - built for speed, no top door frame 🤣

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Looking @ my steed, stripping will be easy, this POS was never really equipped, tossing the backseat will practically make this thing empty with minimal effort.

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19 minutes ago, mender said:

4 or 6 cylinder only. :)

 

I was thinking of this guy, but maybe it would not really count being a fill in engine....  very good catch..

LC4[edit]

In response to rising gas prices, a larger 252 cu in (4.1 L) version of the 3.8 liter LD5 V6 was produced from 1980 through 1984 and marketed as an alternative to a V8. The bore was enlarged to 3.965 in (100.7 mm), yielding an output of 125 hp (93 kW) and 205 lb⋅ft (278 N⋅m). This engine was used in many large rear-wheel drive Buicks, and in some models from each of GM's other divisions, including Cadillac which offered the "big" Buick V6 in several models from 1980 to 1982 as a credit option to the troublesome V8-6-4 engine used in 1981 and early versions of the aluminum-block Cadillac HT-4100 V8 introduced in 1982. It was also the standard powerplant in the front-drive Riviera and Olds Toronado from 1981 to 1984. Additionally, the 4.1 block was used unsuccessfully at Indianapolis for racing. Its only weakness was the intake valve seals. This was the first naturally aspirated GM V-6 to feature a 4-barrel carburetor.

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That manifold was the hot trick for Buick V6s at the time. I also had a 3.8 turbo and the bolt-on 4 bbl adapter for quite a few years. Might be worth something now! :)

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