eEuroparts is gearing up for what should be a very successful run at AER at Palmer Motorsports Park Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, and we encourage anyone and everyone to come out to Ware, MA and join us. Whether you’re interested in AER specifically, racing in general, or just having a couple beers with us at the end of a long race day, you’re all invited. Tickets are only $20. What is AER? For those of you who may not be familiar with American Endurance Racing, it’s an endurance racing series featuring two nine hour events over a Saturday and Sunday. That’s 18 total hours of racing in a weekend, plus a full day practice session the day before. eEuroparts is a proud sponsor of AER but we’re even more proud of Norma, our 1986 SAAB 900 racecar. We’ve put A LOT of work into Norma to get her
American Endurance Racing (AER) announced Sunday that they will now be tagging cars and drivers with RFID devices for entry and exit of pit lane and to track driver swaps. Cars will sport the RFID on their windshields while drivers will still wear them on their helmets. This is a very progressive change and will automate pit lane at AER events. AER is already leading the way by showing driver names on Race Monitor software and this only improves their position as a leader in technology use for a budget endurance racing league. The mechanics of the RFID usage will cause new wrinkles for pit lane strategy. AER drivers will be required to drive through the RFID system at 15 miles per hour on pit in and the same on exit. This system eliminates the 3 minute magnetic egg timer system for required stops. In order to meet the three
eEuroparts.com is proud to again partner with American Endurance Racing (AER) to bring you the 2016 racing season. This season features five races at five outstanding tracks. The schedule works out as follows: Watkins Glen International : April 22 – 24 Palmer Motorsports Park: June 17 – 19 New Jersey Motorsports Park – Lightning: July 15 – 17 Summit Point Motorsports Park – Main Circuit: September 16 – 18 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course: October 21 – 23 AER is once again making it simple to participate in endurance racing on a budget. For the $1,800 entry fee you get a full day of practice, two (very long) days of racing, three separate podiums in at least three divisions, and all track fees included (except garage rental). All-in pricing coupled with consistent formatting and rules application makes AER the best. To view the AER schedule, participants, or register for races click
Flat Out and Fearless is the only way around Summit Point. With one of the longest front straights on the east coast, and a variety of wide open, high speed increasing radius corners, your ability to navigate the only tight part of the course, a technical carousel, will determine your lap pace weather you like it or not. However, before our fastest driver and old eEuro Motorsports front man Mike White could set the pace in B class, our team had to overcome some mechanical obstacles. On Friday during test and qualification our passenger side axle decided to leave its inner driver home nearly destroying the inner driver and obliterating our axle tripod bearings. We came prepared with another axle only to have the violence re-emerge on the warm up lap of the race on Saturday. Clearly there was something wrong elsewhere, but we were just left scratching our heads.
If you are anywhere near northern West Virginia this weekend, we have something you should check out. Summit Point is hosting a race and we are hauling out with our in-house race car ‘Norma‘ to do battle with the best that AER has to offer. With a few fresh goodies added on, including re-mounting our engine and transmission coolers, we are hoping to run a consistent, fast race. Dreaming of a podium, our notchback is ready to go faster than it ever has gone before. Racing on the Summit Point Main Circuit (those of you that race in iRacing will recognize it), it’s possible that we will reach speeds that we have never achieved before. With a front straight almost 3,000ft long, it’s possible that we will be able to completely max out our top speed. Judging by our gearing, this may be tipping 130mph, something we have never had