I was sent this in-car video from last weeks race, taken from a Capri I was racing with. He initially passes me on the entry into the Sunset turn, but I get him on the exit (the ol’ Earnhardt crossover), but then he gets me for good as I screw up the entry into Star Mazda [...]
One of the projects I ran out of time to complete before the Race Wagon’s inaugural outing was getting my pedals set up. I had no accelerator pedal, just the rod hanging down, and it sure made heel-n-toeing pretty impossible. I also had no dead-foot pedal to support myself in the corners. Well today I [...]
After a long race weekend, the Wagon deserved a little servicing. I put almost four hours of race pace on it, that must be equivalent to at least a few thousand freeway miles, so My Lil’ Red Wagon got the Platinum Service. Motor/trans/diff oils changed, catch cans emptied, steering/brakes/wheels/tires inspected, bolts checked all around (yep, I found a couple [...]
A couple more pictures from the Dragon Wagon’s inagural weekend. Photos taken by Steve Vanhap.
The racing gods must have figured out I deserved a great weekend after all the hard work and preparation on the Race Wagon, and who was I to argue. We went down to Buttonwillow Raceway for a Friday test day and got 5 half-hour test sessions in. No leaks, nothing fell off, started every time, I [...]
With the wagon’s first track day coming up tommorow, the rush has been on to finish the final prep. Yesterday I had Lyle at Vinyl Styles in San Carlos, CA do the numbers and logos, he did a great job at a fair price. Today I finished up some tube flaring and nozzle installation on the [...]
Today I put the Race Wagon on the dyno. I’ve done this with all my racecars, and can’t understand why so many people don’t take advantage of this service. Why spend thousands building a high performance motor and not spend the last couple hundred bucks tuning it. I worked with Rob from Z Car Garage, [...]