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Over the last few years we have had over 70 teams that entered events and the backed out or didn't make it to the event. 

Did they change team name and then race or did they just change their mind about racing.

What happened to them??

 

TEAM                                                                                                  #             YEAR                        CAR                                  

 

Team GTD 27 1987 Ford Thunderbird
TMMI Motorsports 38 1999 Toyota Camry
Worst PACE Scenario 38 1984 Toyota Celica
JTK Autosports 42 1997 Nissan Maxima
Pares Motorsports 43 1999 Chevrolet Camaro
Paddock Motor Club 68 1997 Honda Civic
Yeah Baby 69 1971 MG MGB
DILYSI 88 1999 Porsche Boxster
Tires23 / Groupe Touchette 94 1994 Acura Integra
One Piece at a Time 95 1980 Chevrolet Camaro
Average Joes 121 1994 Mazda Miata
Autobody Specialist 138 1979 Mazda RX7
Team HNS 143 1997 Mazda Miata
DRVOLKS.com Racing 153 2001 Audi TT
The Bavarian Camaro 153 1996 BMW 323i
200 West Racing 154 1998 Dodge Neon
BS Racing 169 1979 Triumph TR7
B Team - Just Plain Stupid 174 1974 Lotus Elise
BEC Racing B 178 1995 BMW 328is
Loanstaracers/Basil Weenie 182 1991 Mazda Miata
Velocity Warehouse 186 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Grenouille Competition 187 1990 Toyota Corolla GTS
Golden Lake Racing 201 1973 Ford Mustang
Selz Racing 214 2000 Ford Crown Vic
Minions In Charge 234 1995 Mazda Miata
The Goat 245 2000 Mazda Miata
Ding Dang Racing 250 1987 BMW 325is
Last Gas Garage 253 1991 Honda Civic
Winfiniti Racing 256 2005 Infiniti G35
Baltimorons 263 1995 BMW 318i
Gorman Motorsports 1 265 2000 Acura Integra
Team Speed Holes 296 1986 Honda Civic
Miller AutoSport 312 2003 VW Jetta
Ten-Eighty Racing 314 1995 Ford Mustang
23 Van Winden racing 323 1995 BMW 325is
Theoretical Racing 340 1989 Ford Sho
Southern Discomfort 343 1993 BMW 325is
Red Arrow Motorsports 346 1995 BMW E36
352 Motorsports 352 2002 Acura RSX
BEC Racing W 384 1996 BMW 328is
McKibbins Biohazard Racing 3.0 384 2021 Secret Project Bio 3.0
Orange Crush 384 1990 Mazda Miata
Gone Bananas Racing 391 1990 Mazda Miata
Third Stall Performance 426 1989 Ford Mustang
Speed Doctors 428 1989 BMW 325I
TGMwerks Racing 443 1987 BMW 325IS
Team Intended Acceleration 454 1987 BMW 325i
Chillout Systems 478 2008 Mazda MX-5
Team Wetsu 481 1986 Chevrolet Camaro
Red Hot Chili Peppers 500 1997 Mazda Miata
HAWK Performance Flying Ghost 501 1990 Honda Crx
Thompson Racing 506 1991 Honda Civic
Zundfolge / Ultraraymotorsports.com 514 1988 Porsche 924
TeamACP 538 1996 BMW 328i
Polar Bear Racing 555 2004 BMW 330ci
Buras Performance 560 1990 Mazda Miata
Women In Red 567 1997 Mazda Miata
Love Piston Racing 600 1988 Mazda RX7
the fourth place 660 1994 BMW 530i
TCS Racing 706 2013 Honda Fit
Red Seven Racing 735 1985 BMW 735i
Bear Ass Racing 772 1998 BMW E30
Radiator Springs Racing 795 1989 Porsche 944
Loudon Endurance 814 1996 BMW Z3 1.9L
Kone Killers 848 2006 Pontiac Solstice
Hammered racing 864 2006 Ford Mustang
Safety 3rd Motorsports 869 1993 BMW E36 325
TEAM FLY-BY 889 1992 BNW 325I
Drivesport 968 1991 BMW E30
Plowshare 983 1983 VW Scirocco
Fabricated for Fun 995 1988 Honda CRX
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70 teams… 70 different answers.

 

Examples…

Basil Weenie – still racing in Texas (4th at Harris hill in 2022)

Kone Killers – aren’t they now DVM? (2nd in B at Sebring in 2021)

Bio hazard #3 – Mad over vpi change & build stalled

Flying Ghost CRX – has 2 very fast e36 EC cars that they are running (Ozark 2022)

 

I bet money, team drama (that e46 that was for sale in florida that I wanted to take advantage of by buying the car cheap), crashes, other cars, family, Covid, other series being main focus of the team, heck a bad testday a few weeks before an event could side line me for 9 months easily.

 

This is the nature of what we do: it’s hard to get to the track.  So many things work against us.   

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Autobody Specialists - car is still in Columbus, the (primary) drivers that work for Brian (car owner) lost interest in doing all the prep on the car so he has been doing other motorsports events in other cars he owns.

 

I'm sure there are many, many stories.  

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Rereading the list

On 6/17/2022 at 1:14 PM, gundy said:

DRVOLKS.com Racing

A few years ago he mentioned wanting to run an alternate fuel that would require high-pressure fuel cylinders that aren’t  allowed, wasn’t happy as similar systems were certified for safe street use.

 

Next, was pushing pretty hard for a dual clutch Computer shifted transmission to be called automatic, it was met with universal resistance, haven’t heard much of them since “torque converter“ was added to the rulebook to describe a automatic transmission.

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34 minutes ago, Ian said:

The real question is what happened to Tuttle?  Still pouting after Displacement Ballgate?  Or did something se happen.

Well, they are supposed to have holes in them so they can expand and contract....

 

I remember sitting at Seneca lodge with some other racers and listening to him and his kids brag about how they took 3 cars out of the race by bumping them.  We were 1 of those cars....

 

I called him out on it and he said " dude, we are imsa drivers".  Oh, that's cool then.  You aren't a d bag obviously....

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On 6/22/2022 at 8:33 PM, Ian said:

Pretty sure JTK was at RA last fall.  May be the backup team to JSK as they both run Maximas.

JTK and JSK are different teams. JTK is out of Indy & JSK out of WI. 

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25 minutes ago, scottyk said:

JTK and JSK are different teams. JTK is out of Indy & JSK out of WI. 

 

I assumed there had to be some sort of relationship there.  Nearly matching names, matching cars.  Just a happy accident?

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8 minutes ago, Ian said:

 

I assumed there had to be some sort of relationship there.  Nearly matching names, matching cars.  Just a happy accident?

Yes just accidentally. We’re all friends but team names are from old racing days and team members involved. 

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On 6/22/2022 at 8:13 PM, wvumtnbkr said:

Well, they are supposed to have holes in them so they can expand and contract....

 

I remember sitting at Seneca lodge with some other racers and listening to him and his kids brag about how they took 3 cars out of the race by bumping them.  We were 1 of those cars....

 

I called him out on it and he said " dude, we are imsa drivers".  Oh, that's cool then.  You aren't a d bag obviously....

Should have said, "we're NASCAR drivers, see you at the next race."

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On 6/22/2022 at 10:13 PM, wvumtnbkr said:

Well, they are supposed to have holes in them so they can expand and contract....

 

I remember sitting at Seneca lodge with some other racers and listening to him and his kids brag about how they took 3 cars out of the race by bumping them.  We were 1 of those cars....

 

I called him out on it and he said " dude, we are imsa drivers".  Oh, that's cool then.  You aren't a d bag obviously....

I call bull cookies. Only one of them is his kid and more importantly none of them would do that.

 

They've never run IMSA, he's the only one that's Pro raced and if he said that, he was trolling you and it worked. lol

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