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    SIK02SS Racing Thread

    I'm just going to start compiling some of my racing stuff here. Videos/pics etc from weekends. I haven't actually raced since the beginning of March at Sebring, but I've done a couple test days at Roebling because I'm still getting up to speed in the new car. Steep learning curve on this car with ground effects and full aero, but I'm getting there.

    Pic of new racecar. It's an Elan DP02 (Panoz owns Elan), these were the previous IMSA Lites cars that are no longer IMSA legal after they restructured the Prototype classes again





    Funny video of the last Test day when a Toe Link broke on my warm up lap...thankfully it was just a warm up lap going just over 100 because I'm normally coming through here at ~120. No video of it because contrary to how it felt it looked extremely un-eventful, I broke a rear lower control arm at 153mph braking into turn 1. Worst/scariest feeling I've ever had in a racecar including comparing against the couple crashes I've had, but of course video was lame



    Another Test day coming up next week, then a race the following weekend
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    Sounds like you have a radiation problem on right handers.

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    Nah, bad suspension geometry. Van Deimen chassis (which are all "Panoz" cars) have always had bad manufacturing processes on the rear control arms. The hub that all the links attach to is a tripod style billet aluminum hub. The LCA that went was just wear/tear, the chromoly just literally gave way, no broken welds nothing, just in service for too long and collapsed under compression. The upper Toe link that just broke is in sheer by design/manufacturing. When the toe link gets made based off the cad model, the metal warps during welding/manufacturing and they call it good, even though you have to force/bend it sometimes a 1/2" to get it to bolt in place (mine were discovered to be 1/2" out both sides). So we're building new Toe Links/Upper Control Arms (it's all 1 piece) to fit properly and take the preload out of the rod ends

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    I'm just going to start compiling some of my racing stuff here. Videos/pics etc from weekends. I haven't actually raced since the beginning of March at Sebring, but I've done a couple test days at Roebling because I'm still getting up to speed in the new car. Steep learning curve on this car with ground effects and full aero, but I'm getting there.

    Pic of new racecar. It's an Elan DP02 (Panoz owns Elan), these were the previous IMSA Lites cars that are no longer IMSA legal after they restructured the Prototype classes again

    [IMG]http://lstwo.com/images/38300017115913875649.jpg
    [IMG]http://lstwo.com/images/32098372399948828178.jpeg
    [IMG]http://lstwo.com/images/16683817372994148429.jpg

    Funny video of the last Test day when a Toe Link broke on my warm up lap...thankfully it was just a warm up lap going just over 100 because I'm normally coming through here at ~120. No video of it because contrary to how it felt it looked extremely un-eventful, I broke a rear lower control arm at 153mph braking into turn 1. Worst/scariest feeling I've ever had in a racecar including comparing against the couple crashes I've had, but of course video was lame :rolleyes
    [video=youtube_share;M7x9hd4v_6k]https://youtu.be/M7x9hd4v_6k

    Another Test day coming up next week, then a race the following weekend
    How are the control arms breaking? Bad welds, connecting angles, hit something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speed_demon24 View Post
    Sounds like you have a radiation problem on right handers.

    Chernobyl

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed_demon24 View Post
    Sounds like you have a radiation problem on right handers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed_demon24 View Post
    Sounds like you have a radiation problem on right handers.


    many roentgens, wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogs01gt View Post
    How are the control arms breaking? Bad welds, connecting angles, hit something?
    See post above, bad "OEM" geometry putting the toe link on the upper control arm in sheer by having preload on it. The lower that broke was just metal fatigue, probably been on the car for a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTINASS View Post

    Chernobyl
    Totally read it as vibration

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    Looks like a blast...

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    Have you ever done any racing in your first gen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTINASS View Post
    Looks like a blast...
    It’s a lot of fun

    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Have you ever done any racing in your first gen?
    Never! no, the 67 doesn’t have the tires for it. Brakes should be fine, not sure about the pads though. Everything else would be fine, it’s setup as pro touring, just was done before pro touring was a thing. Also wouldn’t be fun compared to the ZR1 or racecar Corvette on track And I would prefer not to get rock chips on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    It’s a lot of fun



    Never! no, the 67 doesn’t have the tires for it. Brakes should be fine, not sure about the pads though. Everything else would be fine, it’s setup as pro touring, just was done before pro touring was a thing. Also wouldn’t be fun compared to the ZR1 or racecar Corvette on track And I would prefer not to get rock chips on it
    I would love to build mine to compete in something like the Optima challenge, but I probably only got 40 to 5o years left on earth.

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    If you put it that way, then there’s no better time to do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    If you put it that way, then there’s no better time to do it!
    Yeah it's the price tag more than the time. I know what I would do, just can't afford it. I would just ship the car to Kyke and Stacey Tucker and tell them to make it a winner that could also handle road trips with a/c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Yeah it's the price tag more than the time. I know what I would do, just can't afford it. I would just ship the car to Kyke and Stacey Tucker and tell them to make it a winner that could also handle road trips with a/c.
    That would be sweet What's another mortgage?

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    Awesome, love the ride. Nice save also, that wanted to come around quick. I will keep up with this thread, I like seeing different avenues and approaches to racing. I have a HPDE lapping day coming up and a few track days I am going to do this year in my V. Saving up for a SM right now and would like to run it in NASA and SCCA, all of this is depending on me buying a house with enough room for all of this

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    There’s a badass house in the burbs of NE Houston for sale I happened to run across. Full size shop with lifts in the backyard along with a pool and nice patio. Told the wife that’s our next house, that way I don’t need to have another building for doing “work” at you’re on east coast aren’t you? What tracks you going to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    There’s a badass house in the burbs of NE Houston for sale I happened to run across. Full size shop with lifts in the backyard along with a pool and nice patio. Told the wife that’s our next house, that way I don’t need to have another building for doing “work” at you’re on east coast aren’t you? What tracks you going to?
    NE Houston... Kingwood? You moving to my neck of the woods?

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    Love the Elan


    I want a Caterham SP300R sooo bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    NE Houston... Kingwood? You moving to my neck of the woods?

    Noo, but the house is awesome. A bit further out- Magnolia.
    40603 De Sota Road
    Magnolia, TX. 77354

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Love the Elan


    I want a Caterham SP300R sooo bad
    Those are cool, but slow. They're a great "track day" car, not racecar. Wouldn't be competitive with SCCA even in the P2 class. I run with one regularly in vintage and while the driver isn't the fastest, the car can't hang aero wise in the corners. Still cool cars though

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    Those are cool, but slow. They're a great "track day" car, not racecar. Wouldn't be competitive with SCCA even in the P2 class. I run with one regularly in vintage and while the driver isn't the fastest, the car can't hang aero wise in the corners. Still cool cars though
    As a track day car is what I meant. If I wanted a racer I’d have what you do.

    Edit: if I was going to get back into that type of racing I’d want to get back into a formula ford. I had so much fun running in vintage FF
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    Gotcha. Vintage FF is where it’s at, I had so much fun in FF. Problem is I like to go fast and these are stupid fast literally these hang with Formula Atlantic’s. I didn’t realize that when I got into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    Noo, but the house is awesome. A bit further out- Magnolia.
    40603 De Sota Road
    Magnolia, TX. 77354
    Very small town, but an awesome town. It is about 25 minutes north of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    Noo, but the house is awesome. A bit further out- Magnolia.
    40603 De Sota Road
    Magnolia, TX. 77354
    Yeah I am going to need you to buy that and invite me over for a pool party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    Yeah I am going to need you to buy that and invite me over for a pool party.
    it’s badass right? Future house goals

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIK02SS View Post
    it’s badass right? Future house goals
    For just under 600 grand? That is unbelievable.

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    How TF are you guys so excited about a house with such tiny TVs???

    https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...4_M81634-45207

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