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S197 Chassis Coyote Swap Endurance Race Build

Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by the5, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. 03'Darin

    03'Darin Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Most teams from the CT series left and went to PWC. The politics in CT series got so ridiculous that it drove everyone away. I remember fields with over 100 cars between GS and ST at the Glen and at Daytona. Now they are lucky to field 30 cars between the two classes.

    We are are a rather low budget team so we're only planning on running 4 or 5 races this year.
     
  2. the5

    the5 Active Member Established Member

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    Just realized I never posted an update after Road Atlanta Here!
    We took 2nd in a field of 43 cars. Beat professional race teams and really fast cars in the highest class of the top armature endurance race series in US. On Sunday we started in P2 and took the green flag on the front row. We had never been to Road Atlanta Before and only had Qualifying to learn the track on Friday.

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    Saturday we were Running P3 with about an hour to go when the alternator blew. This is because we ran the 96-10 style alternator to accommodate the power steering in 05-10 location. Luckily I knew this might be an issue so I brought a spare 96-10 alternator. A quick fix by Eric Rockwell was able to get us back on track with Dave Thoman at the wheel and keep P3 for the day.

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    To make sure this didnt happen on Sunday I spent Saturday night swappingto the Boss 302R Alternator kit and Power steering bracketry which I also thought ahead to pack as a spare.This involved running all new power steering lines and re doing the alternator main wire. Finished the job at 12:30 Am after racing all day and was back up at 6 Am to race Sunday.

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    Sunday after our P3 finish Led to us starting on the front row as the P2 car was unable to be fixed in time for the race start. Sunday was a bittersweet day as Lori's engine blew up in a spectacular fashion on front straight with 50 min left in a 18hr race. By that time we were well ahead of 3rd place team. Eric's old engine served us well and delivered podium performance as a goodbye.

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    We will be back for the Glen, Lori will be retired for now and the new Boss 302R will come out and play!
     
  3. the5

    the5 Active Member Established Member

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  4. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Is that car for sale?
     
  5. the5

    the5 Active Member Established Member

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    Yes it is
     
  6. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    PM please. I'm interested and know someone else who also may be.

    Thanks.
     
  7. the5

    the5 Active Member Established Member

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    Fresh on the heels of Road Atlanta with AER, we are getting our new Boss 302R ready to race at Watkins Glen with AER April 22-23.

    So Thursday Night As Im driving home from school I see that there is a WRL event happening at Road Atlanta. I jokingly text my dad that if we left right now that we would make it. To my surprise he texts me back asking for more details. At this point I see that he is serious about going! He gets home we discuss for about 30 mins and decide F it you only live once and decide to make the 12 Hour Haul each way back to Road Atlanta for the Race on Saturday. We prep the car until 12 AM Thursday night and set our alarm for 6 am.

    We get to RA about 9 Pm on Friday night and go to sleep, Luckily the race runs from 12pm to 8 Pm so we get to sleep in a little. I would be lying if I told you the car wasnt still being finished as we rolled into staging! But The car was ready just in time!

    As far as strategy there was only my Dad and Myself as drivers, So we decided that we would Each drive 4 Hours and only have 1 Driver change to save time. So we Iron-maned each our 4 hour Stints and we were able to WIN!

    We came First Overall out of 42 Cars leading the field by 6 laps at the end! I guess you could say the test day went Well :) We are now prepping the car for Watkins Glen this weekend!

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  8. MFE

    MFE Well-Known Member Established Member

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    kick ass
     
  9. Hele On

    Hele On I'll make it fit Established Member

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    Nice!!! For a spontaneous decision, that's a sweet W!
     
  10. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Awesome.
     
  11. BOOGIE MAN

    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    Congrats, one thing I noticed in some pictures earlier in the thread:
    Don't ever wear sandals while working on cars or at to the race track if you're going to be anywhere other than the grandstands...

    Very envious that you get to do this sort of thing with your Dad
     
  12. 03'Darin

    03'Darin Well-Known Member Established Member

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    What happened that you guys didn't make Watkins?

    After Friday mornings last down pour just before lunch the rest of the weekend weather was dry. Cold and windy Saturday but Sunny and really nice on Sunday.
     
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    Sonic605hp Resident Prick. Established Member

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    That's an awesome story about RA. You're so lucky to have that experience with your Father.
     
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    Amazing thread thanks for sharing with us. So jealous of the father/son bonding time while doing what you both love. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
     
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    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    ^ I know what you mean, my dad @treynor never invites me to the local tracks, laguna or sonoma. :(


    Lol
     
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  16. treynor

    treynor Confirmed Power Junkie Premium Member Established Member

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    What a great story - congratulations to you both!
     
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    the5 Active Member Established Member

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    Sadly Was a family Medical Issue, We will be out for NJMP with Both cars!
     
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    Thank you everyone! I cherish every minute of it. Multiple people come up to us in the paddock and say how they wish they could do this with their dads/sons as well.
     
  19. 03'Darin

    03'Darin Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Sorry to hear that. Hope what ever it was worked out for the best.

    I saw you were registered for NJ. I think we're in the pit next to you guys.

    How many drivers will you guys be running with 2 cars?

    I crewed for a few years on a Boss 302R car. Never had the financial resources to get behind the wheel. But I can just imagine how much fun that car is to drive.
     
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  20. the5

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    Running 3 Drivers per car, testing this weekend as well.
     

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