Saturday, November 23, 2013
Julie and I have known each other since 87, we both raced sprint karts, she was a very fast driver back then and STILL is. We entered our first TEKA Endurance round a couple of weeks ago and came away with second in class. We had better pace than where we finished, I had rib problems and we penalised for a driver rest time infringement. If you are thinking about getting into endurance karting, I highly recommend TEKA, they are a very friendly and helpful bunch of people, they made us feel like part of the family right off the bat. All in all we were are very happy with our first result and are very much looking forward to doing the full season in 2014.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I have wanted to build a trailer for the shop for a while now. With the Porsche not far off it was time to get on with it. I didn't want to have to remove front splitters and side skirts to get it on and I couldn't afford one of those super heavy and expensive single axle trailers getting around, so I came up with my own design. Build a tilt trailer with long ramps and use a screw jack to operate it. The screw jack can push and pull and hold in any position. It takes less than ten minutes to load the Porsche on and have it strapped down...and you don't have to remove a single thing from the car.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sorry for the lack of posts, it has been a crazy time for me. The last few months has seen a lot of changes in my life including the birth of our daughter Zalia. The lead up to WTAC was long and hard, we were doing 180 hours a week between three of us to get the Porsche done in time. We also managed to knock up a trailer specifically to cart the Porsche around so we don't need to remove bodywork each time we load it on. First test day surprised everyone, including us. The car had amazing pace straight of the trailer and the only spanners we put on the car all day was to repair a small accelerator cable problem. The next time out saw over a second a lap gains from some small changes to the car, we were now lapping quicker than a V8 Supercar and we were only using medium compound R Spec tyres. Then it was WTAC time. We started the event with promise, but not for long. We did a few 1.34 laps at SMSP before we started having fuelling issues. We have been on a steep learning curve with Sucrogen E85. Its gums injectors up overnight…we know now. Fuelling issues sorted by session one it was time to have a crack. We fitted brand new soft compound tyres for our first session, only to meet with someones diff oil spread from turn 2 to 6. I managed a 1.35:03 driving around the outside of it. Session two was ruined by a slower car when we were on our flying lap. session three….the turbo went….and that was that. A mixed emotion result. There is lots more left in the car and we have now converted to a different brand turbo and the car feels even better, we took it to a Porsche day recently and got fastest time of the day against some pretty stiff competition. Bring on World Time Attack 2014!!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
We have been hard at it for months to get this done in time for World Time Attack. Myself and the boys have been doing 12hr days and in amongst all that, my wife gave birth to our second child seven weeks ago. We had this out at Wakefield Park a couple of days ago for its first test session and even we were surprised had the pace we had straight out of the box. I only did 12 or so laps in the car and despite not being in the seat of a car for over 12 months, with pulled boost out, I managed to clock a 61 second lap. We will be testing again on Thursday...