Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nationals day one Results

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From: "Garrett Molzer" <gmolzer@gmail.com>
Date: Aug 30, 2011 3:15 PM
Subject: Results
To: "Bryan Hayes" <bryan.hayes@gmail.com>

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nationals test day.

Today was our final crack at the practice course.  We ran into a  minor electrical problem that prevented the car from starting after garret's second run, but figured out that it was just a blown fuse after about an hour of tinkering.  We then went back and finished our practice.   The car is really good, and we're running comparable times to the other cars in class.   We are.really looking forward to day one of.competition tomorrow. 

Tune in for live timing and streaming audio broadcast over at http://sololive.scca.com.   we are class f prepared, and should be running around 1pm eastern.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pre-Nationals diet

For the last month, Garrett and I have been working on some carbon fiber goodies and other projects to drop some weight off of the car.  Last night was the payoff, as the car is about 98% back together, and all of the components are there to put it on the scales.  The result: 1975 pounds.    

As an added bonus, the cross-weights with me in the car are even closer to 50-50.  Close enough, that I didn't bother to make any changes.   Looks like I still need to pull some weight off of the front of the car, but that will be an offseason project.    For now, the  pre-Nationals project list is nearly complete.

  Big thanks to Garrett for all the help, and having the guts to pull 12 pounds of unused wiring out of the car.  I would have been far too much of a wuss to tackle that, I think.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Atlanta Region event 8/7/2011

Sunday was a good event for us.  Garrett and I put the intake manifold back on the car on Saturday after fixing a coolant leak that kept us at home instead of at the Southeast Divisional event a week ago.   With that repaired, we went to Atlanta looking just to get an event on the car to make sure the repair was successful.   The car performed wonderfully, and we were both in the top 5 raw times when we left the event as the 3rd run group started.  My 45.5xx was 0.1s off of the FTD set by one of the karts.    I'll take it.  :)

Bryan's 45.5xx

Garrett's 46.2xx

With no more events on our calendar before the SCCA Solo National Championships at the end of the month, our focus will now shift to taking more weight off of the car.  Carbon Fiber work is underway, and the sawzall is going to get a good workout over the next couple of weeks.   The goal is to have the car under 2000lbs by Nationals.