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So, the Tape-R ventured out again, this time for our first WRL (worldracingleague.org) race at our home track, Hallett (hallettracing.net)



Went a little lighter on the theme, but still pursuing the same amount of fun! It was another two car effort as one of my teammates spent 8 months building a very nice, NASA legal, Miata.




Name of the team is Rocksteady Racing:




Gridding up!






The vinyl had some difficulty sticking to the tape, so we fixed it with Gorilla tape overnight. :)



 

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Getting ready for grid on Day 2




Rocksteady ready to go!




Tape-R ready, too.



First corner after Start on Day 2:




So, back on page two, you will see that we had a problem with a head bolt. Well, after 2 trips to Hallett and numerous autoX runs the engine was deemed solid. Well, we started losing water and after about 45 minutes of track time the radiator was empty. Tried the pepper trick and it seemed to work, we were only adding 1/2 gallon of water per driver stint. After it sat overnight, it decided it wasn't having it.



Too late in the day to do anything with the engine, we figured out that cylinder #1 was pressurizing the coolant system, so pulled the spark plug out of cylinder #1 and unplug the injector allowed the cylinder to vent to atmosphere. We now had a 3-cylinder Tape-R go-kart as it sounded like a Briggs and Stratton tearing (slowly) down the straights. Only lost 7 seconds off the pace, though, and were still able to turn faster laps than a few cars.

For our efforts and no-quit attitude, we were awarded Organizer's Choice!




Another great race, can't wait to do it again!

...and the best pic of the weekend!




We use WifiLapper for in-car telemtry, this is the data it spit out from our previous testing at Hallett

 

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The Tape-R is a fast car. We clocked the fastest laps for both days. Too bad we couldn't keep it on track and on all 4 cylinders.

Well, WRL is adding a 4th class and bumping the PWR down, so staying GT3 we get to add another 20 horses. Looking for a cam right now. :)

...and getting everything stripped down for cleaning and rebuilding over the winter.






Forgot to add this one in the first post, but here are the tires we brought with us for the weekend.

 

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Good too see this still going strong man. I need to get out to one of these this year.
 
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New engine build has commenced!

D16A6 Block, Crank, Head
ARP Head Studs
Colt Cams Tri-Flow Cam
Isky Valve Springs
PG6B Pistons
Z6 Intake Manifold
New OE Main/Rod Bearings, Y8 Head Gasket
Rebuilt Oil Pump with new OE gears

Put the shop's sonic cleaner and blasting cabinet to the test. Can't wait to get this thing on the dyno!











 

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Looks good man, head looks rad. Chump car is getting pretty competitive, so is lemons for that matter. It is amazing the ingenuity around the paddock on those weekends.
 

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Just don't forget the stickers, or you loose 1%.
 

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It is looking more like a thing...








Still need to source a lower cover and adj. cam gear. Then this thing aught to be ready to put a transmission on it and go in the Tape-R.
 
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