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Old 12-07-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Miatas kicked butt at 25 of Thunderhill!!

So my brothers team Hooverspeed took two third place finishes in E3 and E2 and his sons team took 1st at the 25 hour endurance race at Thunderhill. It was a long, wet and cold race. I dumped fuel and changed tires all night, we had two cars running, a 1.6 and a 1.8. The 1.8 car held on to 1st place for 23 hours until we threw a rod (placed third even though we blew up with 2 hours to go, not bad ). The 1.6 car made it all 25 hours. My nephews team Atlanta Motor Sports lost one car when the rack went out and had another car finish for the win, he was running late model cars.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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Woohoo!
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Mazda threw up a bunch of pictures on facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php...19367701425562
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CR-Z should have won E3. Shoulda, woulda, coulda...
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I was there with Achilles Motorsports campaigning a E0 class E36. our car number was 48, we also went out 2 hours from the finish, but it was a wreck not a rod. Good fun anyways, and I picked up some free tires for friends.
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CR-Z should have won E3. Shoulda, woulda, coulda...
Didn't one of those things roll?
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Yes, about hour 4 I guess. Took three hours to fix then they went back out.
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Nice pictures!
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Gotbulemilk.com has pics of all the cars too
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I sooooo want to do an endurance race. Nice.
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Looks like you guys had some good competition. Good job.
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I sooooo want to do an endurance race. Nice.
Me too Tim, me too.
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Me too Tim, me too.
You guys should definitely do it. After a year of SCCA sprint racing and doing three 8+ endurance races I can say endurance racing is the sh*t. We did the 8 hour at mid-ohio, 12 hour at nelson ledges and 13 hour at VIR. We won the 12 hour and finished second (out of 65 cars) at the 13 hour. Endurance racing = tons of seat time and an awesome teamwork element. Also doing a 100+ minute stint is so crazy compared to a regular 20-30 min sprint race. It rained basically the whole 12 hours of the race at Nelson and oh my god was 90 minutes in constantly changing conditions the most difficult driving I've ever done. 90 minutes of non-stop extreme concentration with grip levels changing in every corner every lap was one of the most exhausting things I've ever done, but darn did it feel good in the end.

Anyways, endurance racing = awesome
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We are going to race VIR 24hour chump car in July. What light is that mounted on the hood? That all you used?

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I have enduranced raced, albeit on bikes, and I'll second the above comments. The very long concentration intervals, physical endurance requirements, and the whole teamwork aspect are fantastic. And LOTS of seat time. In our case it was about 2-3 hours EACH for a given endurance race including practice.

Since I switched to cars last year (time trials) I find I am missing a lot of the aspects of endurance bike racing (road racing). I'm considering figuring out a way to do that in a car now.
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I have enduranced raced, albeit on bikes, and I'll second the above comments. The very long concentration intervals, physical endurance requirements, and the whole teamwork aspect are fantastic. And LOTS of seat time. In our case it was about 2-3 hours EACH for a given endurance race including practice.

Since I switched to cars last year (time trials) I find I am missing a lot of the aspects of endurance bike racing (road racing). I'm considering figuring out a way to do that in a car now.
We are always looking for drivers when we run endurance races, check out our website http://hooverspeed.com when a big race is scheduled for info on getting a seat in a race.
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We are going to race VIR 24hour chump car in July. What light is that mounted on the hood? That all you used?

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Yes that light bar and the headlights. I will have to ask Marc where he got them..
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I bet a miata wins again next year.
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We are going to race VIR 24hour chump car in July. What light is that mounted on the hood? That all you used?

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Marc said they were from Visionx, 20". I think these are them
http://www.visionxonly.com/m7/XIL-R1...-vision-x.html
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Here is a documentary of the race, we are the 1st place team that the guy is complaining about at 22 minutes in

http://www.speedcasttv.com/speedcast/#/races/230

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