This past weekend featured 18 hours of high-action endurance racing in the American Endurance Racing (AER) Series at Whiskey Hill Raceway in Palmer MA. The eEuroparts.com team came to compete at the highest level. We knew entering the weekend that a chance at a trophy would require our best performance yet but in fact what is really required was perfection. Great laps, perfect pit-stops, and coordination when out of the pits. During Friday qualifying, our team and car qualified with the fastest overall qualifying time in class 3. AER features a four hour qualifying session where all of the cars and the drivers see track time in order to group cars based on overall and average speed. The fastest qualifying time in our class, by a narrow margin, earned us #13 overall starting position. Lucky #13 perhaps? During each nine-hour day of racing every team must make 5 three-minute pit
B25 Racing’s 3rd race of the season took us to Auto Club Speedway (otherwise known as Fontana) – NASCAR’s home in SoCal. We were running the roval configuration that uses about half of the large banked oval with a roadcourse route through the infield, totaling a 2.8 miles. Auto Club Speedway is a fun and fast track – our lowly 200hp BMW hits just over 130 mph before going flat out through the large banked turn that’s part of the larger NASCAR oval. We headed into the race weekend curious to see how our car handled. In the lead up to this race, we discovered the front anti-roll bar was binding so badly that our driver (150lbs soaking wet) couldn’t get it to budge while hanging off it. In the first turn, the difference was immediately apparent. The car was less darty, transitioning more smoothly into turns. As the day
I’ve been working quite a bit on the multiple aspects involving the VW MK5/6 chassis (also Audi 8P and MK2 TT) and have found an OEM+ solution that works really well as well as some alternatives. This setup applies to: Audi TT (all models) 2008-2012 Audi A3 2006-2012 VW R32 2008 VW Golf R 2010-1014 VW Golf & GTI 2004-2014 VW Jetta 2006-2014 VW EOS 2006-2015 When dealing with this chassis and what parts you want to order, you are going to need to first ask yourself some questions. Choice One: “Do you want to keep the same track width of the car while improving on handling and weight?” If yes, the car will be more nimble and sit about the same when done, with the benefit of less unsprung weight up front and better turn in response. For this, you are going to do everything mentioned afterward here, using
Following the rollout of BIZOL, we have been getting a lot of questions about quality and comparisons. It turns out there are a lot of people out there that really know their oil, and are very specific about what they are interested in. Up until now, we have only been able to answer them based on things we knew at the time. The base stocks are a very high quality Group III and Group IV Synthetic, refined out of industry benchmark North Sea Crude. The additives are very carefully designed, and the specifications on the bottle are far exceeded in nearly all cases. But what does that mean? Now, I believe you have all waited enough for some more information, here is…. BIZOL – The Technical Post Alright, so you asked for it. I will try to explain this as simply as possible, but don’t be afraid of brain melt.
The Memorial Day weekend Chumpcar event held at Watkins Glen was a “Home” race for Team Sahlen’s. With the Sahlen’s Packing based just a few hours away in Buffalo, New York, the full Sahlens family was in attendance at the event. The weekend’s races were also being presented as the Sahlen’s Chumpyard DOG at the Glen event. And on track, Team Sahlen was represented by their 3 Mazda RX7s – Charcoal, Ketchup & Mustard, while the Porsche’s are reserved for AER duty. During Friday’s practice sessions, Joseph Sahlen & Jacob Grimm took turns driving Charcoal, getting re-acclimated to Chumpcar racing. Mustard made its 1st laps back on track after having been repaired from an accident at the recent Daytona 14 Hour Chumpcar event. Ketchup rolled out on track laying down some very competitive times vs the 100 car field. That evening then saw the entire Chumpcar paddock treated to a