Monday, January 3, 2011

Winter Updates

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I actually relaxed a little more than usual and spent some time with my family. After two weeks of that, I am ready to get back in the shop. The last time I wrote I was on the way home from the ORTC race in Valdosta. Not alot has happened since then. I am very pleased with the performance of the new engine. We went within one hundreth of our fastest pass ever on radials with only two weeks of test time. I got the car back to the shop and decided to completely disassemble it. The chassis has been inconsistent all year and I am determined to find out why. The engine is apart for routine maintenence. It gets rings, bearings, rods, and valve springs every 50 passes. I sent the crank to Abby's to be checked out and got terrible news. The shaft is twisted. This is not good for the old trusty wallet. There are a few other things i want to change in the engine so now I have the time. The new billet crank wont be done until feb 14. So it looks like we will be burning the midnight oil(as usual) to get ready for the ORTC race . I am going to add a few bars to the car to better harness this monster that I have created. Thats pretty much it for now. I am very pleased to announce that Procharger, Mickey Thompson, Grp, Abby's Performance Engines, 2 Keys Customs, Cameron's Torque Converter Services, MacFab Wheels, UPR Products and Aiken Augusta Paving have come back onboard as sponsors for the 2011 season. We are a low budget team and could not race without these guys. Support the companies that support our sport. I will update you guys as things progress through the winter.