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Old 07-05-2018, 02:11 AM
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Second Chance Racing is in again with the mighty #21 Civic. Two new racers joining us this year, we're growing the herd!

Who else is in this year?
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:51 PM
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Worn Out Tub Racing will be there again with the #1 944.
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:56 AM
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Any teams looking for a driver? I've raced the last three years.

Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:50 PM
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:47 AM
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4 Fuchs given!

Good job this weekend to all the racers and helpers!
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:47 PM
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Sounds like you guys had quite a bit of success! Woo!
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:12 PM
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It was a good weekend for some Stratotech guys! 6th overall on Saturday and a 1st in class trophy since the top running car in our class hit the overall podium and we were 2nd in class. Sunday was the big day for us, we managed to get to the overall podium in third place. We were far from being the fastest car, but fuel efficiency and reliability meant we could do the maximum allowable 2 hour driver stints easily. We had zero mechanical issues all weekend. Pit stops were only for fuel/oil and dirver changes. We corded one tire on the first day so we had to swap that off quickly at a scheduled pitstop, but other than that nothing. It's such a nicely setup car for this type of event, super easy to drive for long distances. We haven't changed the brake pads in three years, which includes 3 of these races and about 15 lapping days with the car running all day with three or four drivers! The 944 is an endurance racing machine!

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Old 08-02-2018, 08:15 PM
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That's totally awesome, nice work.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:27 AM
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Second Chance Racing (21 Civic) also had a pretty good weekend.
We still haven't been able to figure out why our car goes into limp mode once or twice a lap, but flicking the kill switch fixes it for a spell.

Other than that saturday was problem free. We started on pole and majormojo was "full send" as the kids say lap 1 turn 1.


Pic courtesy of https://www.instagram.com/rallysport.ca/

We were able to stay consistent and able to finish on the podium on saturday with a 3rd!

At the end of the day we noticed our rear passenger brake cylinder was leaking and driver's hub was rumbly. No parts were on hand so sunday morning the team swapped the rear hubs from side to side, and sent the car out. Family support crew stopped at CanTire on the way in with some "if necessary" replacements.
Towards the later part of the first session the brake pedal started to get longer and longer until I was running very deep into 4 and 8, and the e-brake light came on. With the spare brake cylinder now on hand, we brought the car in for an under green repair and driver change.
Once the cylinder was swapped, we attempted to bleed the brakes. The driver kept saying we weren't building pressure despite bleeding quite a bit, and luckily a crew member notice a larger puddle under the front of the car. We pulled off the front wheel and noticed that our stainless line had been wore through and was leaking. Through happenstance we did have a replacement, so slapped it in, rebled and sent the driver out. The stop took about 30 minutes and put us well at the back of the field.

Shortly into the second stint, the driver radioed in saying that the steering wheel was had snapped a spoke. A fix was devised using some flat stock and applied at the next lap.
The steering wheel held up for the next two sessions, but the swapped wheel bearing did not. Grant called in saying that he didn't think the bearing would last the remaining two sessions. When he came in we swapped to the delivered part and sent the car back out. Thanks to Paul for finding the correct angle to pull the old hub off. After the following stint the steering wheel was in need of some more repair, another washer and some dainty hands managed to not break it in the last session of the day.
The troubles on Sunday put us a fair bit behind, but we managed to hold off a Miata to win our class and also take 5th/6th overall (depending on if you count EC cars).

After a couple of bad years fighting the car, it was great to have it mostly reliable and usually predictable.

Gotta love hardware!



Big thanks to the team and the crew. The families for providing lunch, snacks and pit help.
Thanks to the other teams for keeping the racing clean.

Of course thanks to the marshalls for iron manning it for the weekend.

And thanks to ChumpCar Canada (Wendy, Sal and Chuck) for continuing with the race despite pretty low entrant count. And bringing some cool trophies!

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Old 08-03-2018, 04:11 PM
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We all watched that Turn 1 Lap 1 action, thought for sure a yellow flag was coming, he was loose!
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