Spent the weekend instructing with the boys up at MPH in Hastings, NE. If you have never been to Motorsport Park Hastings, it is a great little midwestern track with a cool story. Saturday night we got a private tour from the track owner George through all the buildings on location. Pretty cool machinery around there. A few videos I shot: Chasing my buddies Nick and Dave in their 911’s [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI0MdwlTOto&feature=youtube_gdata] Chasing Mac in his Brumos 944 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8DzhbPOABA&feature=youtube_gdata]

Last Monday/Tuesday we made the annual trip to Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI for the Nordstern region PCA DE. A fantastic event that we look forward to every year. It is always nice to escape the 100 degree Kansas heat to head north to a more suitable climate! Typically we head up Sunday morning and make the 10 hour trip up. Run Monday and Tuesday, and head for home Tuesday evening, putting us into KC early Wednesday morning. We …

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Busy Week

The PCA club race and DE is coming up this coming weekend, so this week should be pretty busy. I was back from St Louis no sooner than 15 minutes before the first car showed up for service. 2 hours later, I had 3 sitting here, lol. Back for an oil change, set the boost controller, and a boost gauge. Boost controller hidden down under the glove box out of the reach of the driver….for a reason, lol. Up in …

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Finished an inspection on a 951 last week getting ready to do the upcoming Audi DE event at Heartland park.  A quick brake bleed, inspection, and replacement of a few missing door check bolts, and it was ready to rock!

Last weekend we spent at Hallett Raceway down in Oklahoma.  Had a blast.  Had some rain on Saturday, but Sunday turned out to be a great day.  The usual antics followed. Most of the crew.  Where is Anker?  Thanks to Bob for the pictures, lol! After getting those dang St Louis guys out of our garage.  Maybe we accidentally kicked Anker out with them? Wes flew to Dallas to pick up a new S2, then drove straight to the track.  …

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Finished the 993TT project tonight.  Got the belts replaced, and then installed the new Rennline pedals and gauge rings. Had an SP1/SPEC 944 come in for annual inspection and a few minor repair items in preparation for this weekends Club Race at Heartland Park.  Should start knocking that out tomorrow.   Also slapped the headlights in the 911 Targa and confirmed those as good.  New alternator will be here tomorrow, so I plan on getting that installed and the oil changed …

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Well, last week we headed to RA up in Wisconsin for the Nord Stern Region’s annual advanced DE.  As always, we had an absolute blast.  Bob, Val, Tia the shop supervisor, and I headed up from Kansas City, and met up with some good freinds from South Dakota.  I think everyone had a great time. With great displeasure, much of our crew was absent from our adventures this year, but we still managed to get by 🙂  We managed to …

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We knew it would happen eventually, but hoped to get through this season on the stock control arms the car came with.  Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, as the last DE event snapped a ball joint pin in half.  Luckily, other than some light fender damage from the tire making contact, the rest of the car was fine.  Stock control arms really should not be allowed in a racing environment, and most people know better.  Unfortunately, with the state of the …

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A few videos from the June DE at Heartland Park.  (I am working on getting them up, some are still processing so you might have to wait a few minutes) Having fun with the Pink Pig (SP1)  Not sure why the window doesn’t show up, but the link is good if you copy and paste in the browser. Having some fun until I blew an intercooler hose:

One of the biggest problems you might face in a race car in the summer heat is over heating.  I’m not talking over heating of the car, but instead overheating of the driver.  In the summer months when temperatures can get to 100 degrees, finding yourself in a metal box with no AC for 20 minutes to an hour at a time, means being stuck in a heat sink with no way to cool down.   Over heating the body leads …

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