2014 P.I. 6-Hour Regularity Relay - Aug 2-3
Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:49 PM
The team consists of a Grp Sc Alfetta (2 drivers), Porsche 911 and a 1st Gen S/Charged MR2.
If you feel like coming down to P.I. (and potentially get hypothermia, frostbite, winscald & soaked to the bone) come & say hello
There is normally a few other Zeds running too & it's a really interesting event to spectate at.
P.S. No smartarse comments from you Jason - I know we're not 'racing'...
Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:00 PM
This is an excellent event to do, bare basic requitrements for both cars and drivers!
No it is not racing, but with some 50 cars on track, getting swapped with their team mates car, for 6 hours, you are kept quite busy!
Excellent event to blood prospective future racers!
Who's in the Sc A
Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:08 PM
get hypothrema, frostbite, winscald & soaked to the bone
So, just like 2012.......
Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:51 PM
Posted 01 August 2014 - 03:52 PM
I'm all packed up & ready to go - the last month has been busy getting the Zed prepped (incl. a new Gearbox & Diff).
I'm hoping for clear weather, so wish me luck!
If anyone wants to come down either Saturday or Sunday & say hello, it's FREE no gate entry.
Posted 01 August 2014 - 05:48 PM
Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:50 PM
Lots of people going for off-road excursions, causing many safety cars periods...
I got all of about 3 clean timed laps in for the day
I've set a lap time of 2:00min - about 2 secs away so it'll give me a buffer if I go too fast.
Weather looks good for Sunday, so fingers crossed we'll have a good outcome!
Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:53 PM
Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:36 PM
Let us know how many laps you get under your belt.
Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:41 PM
I ran my first session at around 12-noon (IIRC). All was going well until I noticed the tamp gauge climbing half way through...
I finished the session & popped the bonnet only to find coolant sprayed all over the engine bay.
As it turned out, the radiator cap I had fitted didn't have the large rubber seal around the base & with the high RPM it lost it's meager seal & pumped a lot of coolant out. N00b mistake on my part...
Second session the temps went up again so I turned the heater on & they seems to stabilize...
BUT during the day, my team mates Glen & Murray in the Alfa GTV killed their clutch, then Dave in his MGB came in missing No2 piston & con-rod ,
Ian's MR2 decided to lunch it's LSD (was too dangerous to drive apparently), so this left Ray in his old 911 & me...
I went out for my final session, got 3 or so laps in when I noticed steam in the cabin & water in the foot-well - the heater-core had let go
I guess I can't blame it as it is 40 years old...
Ray then welt out & at least finished the event, so I think we ended up in the low 30's out of a field of 50 teams.
We'll have to wait for official result to be posted, before we'll know exactly how we went...
A great even with LOTS of track time - just a pity we had mechanical failures...
It is however a VERY hard event on the cars. One really needs a proper endurance race-car for this type of event - NOT a 40yo Datsun road car...
Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:37 PM
And yes the 6 hr is a little testing on the cars reliability . Would you do it again?
Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:54 PM
Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:37 PM
Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:04 PM
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