The Whisky Hill test day proved to be a great success for the eEuro race team. Lead by your fearless leader Mad Dog Moran and a driver line up of Jordan Pagano, Jeff Cook, Jeff ‘en fuego’ Henderson (He’s the Red Head of the bunch and runs ePartsland, a great Euro Car Recycler) and myself Kip Moncrief, we were able to sign up for some valuable track time. Success to the team at a test day is to quickly troubleshoot problems that can’t be diagnosed without running the car on a track, and to get a feel for the track when it’s not as crowded as an event weekend. As Matt put it, “It’s like practicing your dance moves in your room in front of a mirror before the school dance”! We sorted out an oil line issue and a clutch line issue that we would have never found by
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
This past weekend (June 19, 20, 21) the eEuroparts.com SAAB 900 Turbo and SAAB 99 ‘Baja’ attended their first AER (AmericanEnduranceRacing.com) event at the Palmer Motorsports Park in Ware Massachusetts. We were intimidated entering the race. We felt that coming from LeMons and Chump car racing that the level of competition was going to be significantly improved. We were right. Our 1986 SAAB 900, weighing in at approximately 200 HP, was up against a field of SCCA and NASA e36 competitors. That’s a significant improvement in competition jumping from racing against $500 (well let’s be real $5,000 cars) to $20,000-$30,000 race cars that have at least 100 extra horsepower and are designed to turn left and right significantly better than our little SAAB. Norma, driven by Kip Moncrief, qualified in a solid 8th place overall in a field of 30. Our qualifying time was a 1:57 with our fast
Hi kids! So… a lot’s happened since the last time I checked in about Saab’s at Carlisle. And most of it has been race car. For those outside the know, Whiskey Hill …er I mean Palmer Motorsports Park, is open for business and eEuroparts will be there in two short weeks for AER (American Endurance Racing)’s 3 day event. I made the trip out Saturday to walk the paddock, and wow. [Click Here] for the gallery. I was able to drop in on COMSCC (Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sports Car Club) for a few sessions of their track day weekend. It’s been a few years since I made an event but the club seems to be doing very well. Not as many “rust of the earth” vehicles as I remember and far fewer SAABS in the Paddock. I drank in all the beauty and engineering, both mechanical AND civil, then got
Whiskey Hill Raceway at Palmer Motorsports Park is now open for business. In fact, it just opened on May 9th! This new facility is up in Palmer (technically Ware), Massachusetts, stars a race track blasted into the side of a mountain. In fact, the proximity to eEuroparts.com (About an hour north) let me stop in on my way up to the track and even purchase a E36 Rear Subframe Reinforcement Kit. But let’s get back on topic.