Monday, March 29, 2010

New Rotors installed!

New goodies arrived last week!  With the help of Andrews Racing, I selected all new rotors.  They are relatively new to the market and are an off-shoot of the Stoptech brand.   The fronts are slotted and directionally veined to help pull out heat, while the rears are just slotted.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

2010 GRM UTCC Hopefull!

Pirelli Ultimate Track Car Challenge presented by Grassroots Motorsports

July 23 Virginia Int'l Raceway – Alton, Va

Once again, I have thrown my hat into the ring for the GRM Ultimate Track Car Challenge @ VIR in July!  Last year I was honored with an invite, but could not accept due to the timing, other plans and funds.  This year the schedule looks more open and I'd love to get a chance at VIR.
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Friday, March 19, 2010

Rim color Samples - Forgeline Motorsports!

Which to choose?  I've been working with David of Forgeline Motorsports since late last year on a custom set of rims.  I went to Forgeline after I had a fatal crack at my last event of 2009 on a cast-type rim.  David immediately stepped up and agreed to work with me to custom build whatever size, offset, design, color - basically whatever I wanted!  I know Forgeline makes some helli-strong and helli-light forged 3-piece rims that are used throughout the higher rungs of professional motorsports.  Forgeline does not have a bronze as one of their standard colors, so I had David send me out some samples (above).

To the right is a pic of my old rim that cracked - notice both cracks! It's a cast-type rim made by 5Zigen and I used off-and-on throughout 2009. I have another older set - same brand/size/offset but different color - that I've had for years with no issues. But you tend to get faster over the years and put a LOT more stress on parts and it's definitely time to step up to a stronger product like a forged rim.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Finally into the mid 60's! Time to attack the Fluids!

Warmer weather makes it so much more comfortable to work in the garage! 
So far I've changed out the Tranny fluid, Transaxle fluid, Engine Oil (pic below), bled the ACD, drained the Rear Diff.  Still need to completely flush the brake fluid and switch out the radiator mix when it decides to stay warm!