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Old 05-06-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Is the Mustang Challenge a Rallycross? They are all in the dirt.
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you didn't get a pic of the white Sprite kickin' ***
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Is the Mustang Challenge a Rallycross? They are all in the dirt.
stupid blubbering warthogs can't stay on the track
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:10 PM   #5
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The mustangs were a comedy of errors. The events to follow were very predictable for the most part. Ben, I don't even remember a white sprite... was it a bugeye? And I was only there on Saturday. The only one I saw was the red/white, the Moss Sebring replica (my buddy used to own it). The quickest small bore "production" car I saw was this Ginetta (I think).
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The white sprite (not a bug-eye) was a hoot to watch in the early morning qualifying laps. He qualified too high for the later qualifying race, and got nudged in the first lap of the 6 and dropped back 5-6 spots. He ended up gaining most of those back.

I chatted with him a bit in the paddock, not being able to believe he was still on stock brakes, production engine, etc. He ran a 1:43.7 with his 1098cc A-series engine and circa 1950 suspension/brake technology!
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Man, that last one is sweet.
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I love the old 510s

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The white sprite (not a bug-eye) was a hoot to watch in the early morning qualifying laps. He qualified too high for the later qualifying race, and got nudged in the first lap of the 6 and dropped back 5-6 spots. He ended up gaining most of those back.

I chatted with him a bit in the paddock, not being able to believe he was still on stock brakes, production engine, etc. He ran a 1:43.7 with his 1098cc A-series engine and circa 1950 suspension/brake technology!
Damn. Don't the new Spec Miatas run about 1:42 or so?
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No doubt that's quick - especially considering the brakes.

Though there are other things to consider with HSR and that car. HSR has rules, but they're more recommendations than anything. That car should be making 140hp. A friend's 1000cc production spitfire was making over 140hp at 14:1 compression and weighed in around 1200lbs. Front running 1.8 Spec Miata weighs in around 2200lbs+, makes ~125whp, has way better brakes and suspension, less rubber and runs a 1:44+ with a fast driver. The Pro Mx5s were into the 1.39s.
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Though there are other things to consider with HSR and that car. HSR has rules, but they're more recommendations than anything. That car should be making 140hp. A friend's 1000cc production spitfire was making over 140hp at 14:1 compression and weighed in around 1200lbs.
Thanks, that explains some things; I had no clue as to the rules of HSR. The driver very subtly evaded questions regarding his motor
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Haha. I was next to the tech inspection tent after the Playboy race (I was actually in the Downing Atlanta area, right next to it), and I tried asking various cup drivers about their cars and set ups. They all were either cryptic or completely ignorant. "Don't know. You can ask the engineer if you'd like."
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Yes... you see things like electronic ignitions and fuel injection on cars that never had them. But I can't blame them. If somebody is that ---- about it, then they should be running the SVRA. I think HSR's formula makes for a good spectator event, keeps cars on the track and keeps them fast.

A professional driver/team is discreet. No better way to throw an insult at fellow competitor than to let them know you have an advantage.

Here's Brian Johnson of AC/DC fame:
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He said the motor "started life as a 1098"
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That album is great, you took pictures of all the things I wanted to but didn't. Great camera as well, i'm jealous.
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btw we need a
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thanks - here's the rest of the 510
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Little video of the formula cars that were there.
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damn, awesome pics man
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