Goin' Racing.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by CodyY, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    So, last year we ran Grand-Am cup, and made a pretty good showing for a first year effort. I'm one of the mechanics and the car chief for the 06 car.

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    No wins, but a couple top tens; and ran with the fast guys pretty regularly.
    Had a couple badass co-drivers

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    http://www.ryanlewisracing.co.uk/

    All in all it's been great. But money talks and bullshit walks, so that's where we're at. For our first year, we basically rented out the "second seat" in the car to willing and able customers. Some metal was bent, some fuel was burned and we did alot of development on the cars.

    Looks like it's gonna be SCCA World Challenge this year. www.World-Challenge.com I can't yet disclose who, but we've just penned a deal with a couple guys outta Houston. And have a sponsorship opportunity with a major car audio company in the works.

    This means more than just a little work has to happen in the coming 8 weeks. Both cars will have to be stripped bare, blasted, repainted, re-assembled, and certian mods will have to be done to be not only legal but competitive. WC allows front splitters and big rear wings for downforce, full slicks, rear diffusers, and spherical bearings.....

    Basically, I've got a shit-ton of work about to roll down my pipe. Oh, and two of the four of us that have spent any appreciable time with the cars have now left for greener pastures. So, anyone working with me would be starting from scratch.

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  2. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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  3. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Cool Beans Cody! You must keep this thread alive and updated with pix an info. :clap

    Loves me some SCCA racing but I'm just a dumb occasional weekend solo guy.

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  4. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    That's the plan.
    I've got quite a few pics that need to come off my camera.

    The "street car" got heads/cam and a 200hp "wet" kit from NX. Ran purty good, but enough is never enough. Sooooo we're currently building a twin turbo kit for it. The goal is: drive it to the TX mile, run 200, and drive it home with the a/c and xm radio on.

    Jordon's 06 Z06 is currently making 650 to the ground. He daily drives it, a couple hundred miles a week.

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  5. MSchu

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    Very cool, good luck!

    Hopefully Jordon makes it back to the Rock Island Grand Prix to race King of the Streets. We've got some big things planned for this years race. Always cool watching him throw a shifter kart around.
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    You bastard...
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  7. FPGT72

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    Pretty cool I did the scca thing at the amature level. Raced ITA, ITB and then finally FP. Raced ITA in a first gen Toyota MR2, they have been reclassed into ITB from what I understand. I bought the Toyota turn key and ran it for the first year. Then I built an Opel GT and raced it in ITB. Then got a wild hair and wanted to spend all my money and go racing in F Production. I know what you mean about money. I spent tons. Then some surgery and this broken down old man is now out of racing. I still have the Toyota....I am going to try to sell that this spring. The Opel I will never sell (I have way too much money in that thing). I have been thinking about the open road racing like sand hills or something....but I have got to get feeling better to try that. Hopefully I will get something going this spring.

    Anyway here is the car Opel.....and the name FPGT72....F Production Opel GT and my number was 72.....sorry for the huge pic.

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  8. FPGT72

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    I wanted to add...one year I took it to the SCCA booth at world of wheels. Talked to thousands of people....the opel realy got some good attn for the scca....seems everyone has a story about one.

    But the car won second best factory race car....I lost to a real comp Cobra...so I did not feel that bad.

    It was reallly too pretty to be a race car.
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  9. CodyY

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    Took the 05 out this morning to MSR in Cresson, TX. Testing a new brake pad compound and Jordon doing a little driver instruction.

    I had some other errands to run afterwards so no bike sessions, but I took my sister's 07 'Stang out for a couple sessions. V6 and auto, but always fun to cook some tires. Got in about 18 laps in total at ~75%. Didn't really feel like cooking the brakes but had fun in a well balanced car. Been a while since I've been on track so all gooood.

    Then Adam and I had to get two bundles of special shingles across town on short notice. Soooo, we jumped in the 172 and scooted 140kts (good tail wind) over to the field closest to the jobsite.

    I did my first crosswind takeoff and landing on the return leg. Skribble another 1.1 in mah logbook. Damn its good to have a flight instructor for a bidness partner.

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    Then bbq and a lil live music w beers.

    Fook me what a good damn day!
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  10. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    Call if you guys need help with fly in work.:wink:
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  11. Truckin_Thumper

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    HA HA! I worked on those cars too!

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  12. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Looking for a full-time mechanic. In Lewisville, TX. Must be detail oriented and have plenty of MIG/TIG experience.
    Contact me or call the shop and ask for Jordon Musser.

    Thanks
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  13. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    hmmm...
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  14. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Its nice and toasty here. Most of the time.

    Last week we were wearing shorts.
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  15. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    yah summer is what would kill me...

    going to be build a couple of weaver chassis cars net week.. i will think about it.

    you doing you own custom sheet metal uprights??

    aero tube?
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  16. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Most everything will be production based. Cages, control arms, turbo kits, headers, exhaust systems etc.

    Right now we're doing a TT kit on our shop car, 2010 Camaro.
    porsche work, track prep, and building a replica of our race cars for a practice car so our out of town driver will get more seat time
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  17. Friction

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    Sweet, I was out there last year working with a team. I got a pic of your car.


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  18. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Damn they were purdy at Daytona.

    We got word that its time to shake a leg. I'm just ready to go racin
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  19. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    ditto!! even got the MIRa car out...

    been dreaming about the weavers. the one car i know by heart, so other then a few mods i have assembled it and disassembled in my mind twice now...

    been rough sleeping.:lol3:lol3
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  20. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    It's official.

    www.World-Challenge.com

    Fawk I got a lotta work to do. :baldy
    Serious, if you get a call from Dallas, pick up. Seriously. :wink:
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