Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Year, Change in Name

This post is just to confirm that we are not dead yet, and plan to run at Stafford again this year, with a new theme of Naked Guy Racing. Logical, since that was and is the most distinguishing feature on the car. A very large wing, acting directly on the rear axle is also planned. A basic tuneup and new front brakes are in order, as well as rear wheel bearings. Tires are also on the to do list, as is checking the head for the source of some rather loud lifter / valve noise.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Race Pictures

Here are some pictures of the race. Some of these are of preparing the car, and some are of the other teams. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the gallery.

Everyone had a good time, and I certainly hope to do it again next year.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Race has Restarted

I don't have time for a full post right now, but so far today we've only spun the car once after one hour of racing. Mike is out of the car and Josh is currently driving. I will have another update later in the day.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Car in Pit

We just got a hour penalty, which will end at 7:55 PM. It was due to being rear ended by the #77 (who we promptly voted for people's curse) into the first corner, and we were penalised for the four wheel off that resulted. During the penalty we are allowed to work on the car, so it's not a complete loss.


The number 69 Ducks of Hazard car. I particularly like the "TireQuacks" sticker on the windshield.
Our number 5 Ni-ssan following the 63 Trailing Throttle Over steer Corvair.
Our car, again, with Josh in it, showing of the wonderful paint job. Just did a smooth fuel + driver pit stop.


Kielbasa Kids are leading the rest of the field by 18+ laps. Our car has been quick, but are in fortieth due to a mechanical difficulty, and several penalties. All the systems (except the radio) have been just fine for the last 3 hours.

At Track

We're at the track, the finishing touches are being put on the car, I've almost gotten everything set up for the race, and am realising that this is completely crazy. We attempted to bribe the judges, but they only took a couple of bottles of beer. The car passed tech and BS judging easily (the judges lost interest as soon as we told them it wasn't a SE-R), and we're now going over the last minute checks. I'm confident that we'll finish at least the first couple of hours.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Preparing the trailer for the Race

Everything on the 'must do' list for the car has been accomplished. The trailer, however, still has a Triumph sitting in it, plus most of the stuff from when it was last used. The generator has been tested, and works, but there are some other minor things that need to be fixed before we leave tomorrow. Our goal is to leave sometime around 4 PM, work on the trailer should start around 9 AM.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Plans for Race Updates

As of today I'm planning on liveblogging and tweeting the race. I also may be able to post some video from the race here as well. Of course that depends on us being able to get a Verizon signal at the track.
Any information of this sort would be incredibly helpful.

EDIT:OK, got signal less than a mile from the track, will provide updates this weekend here, and under the name particle_man820 on twitter.

Thursday, July 2, 2009



Eight days until the race!