Monday, January 5, 2015

Valentine's Day Plans




AMA Supercross at JerryWorld! This will be our first time to the gargantuan stadium and we are super pumped. We have some good seats on the non-whoops side and pit passes - a no-brainer at $10 a pop. Romantic dinner will have to be a bit early this year on Friday....

Here is this year's track map:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Building Distraction in the Shop....

Portable BBall hoop for the concrete pad in front of my race shop

Coming together..... 
It is up and weighted down with water and non-toxic RV Anti-Freeze. Works well so far.
Rigged up a way to secure the hoop during Texas thunderstorms.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

SWAG Off-Road Bandsaw



Best tool I've bought in a long-time:

http://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-Portaband-Tables-Accessories_c_35.html

It turns a port-a-band into a vertical band saw and works great for sheet metal, bar stock, and tubing. It's a perfect low-cost solution for making racecar sized brackets, chassis stands, etc. It comes with a foot pedal on/off switch which makes it easy to use up on a work bench or on the ground with a small rolling stool.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Texas-izing the Truck

I've been here for five years so it seemed like the time was right....

The lift was handy for this one

Bring on the 'Roos....




Monday, November 17, 2014

New 335/30ZR18 Hoosier A7s for Sale + Used Hoosier A6s for Sale + Goodyear Eagle RS race tires



Two New 335/30ZR18 Hoosier A7 tires for sale
 - $325 per tire plus shipping ($413 new on TireRack plus shipping)
UPDATE 1-4-2015: SALE PENDING

Used Hoosier A6 Tires for Sale (UPDATE 1-4-2015: Prices Reduced)


Two 335/35ZR17 A6s - only used for 12 runs at 2014 Solo Nationals (flipped after 6 runs). Purchased in Aug. 2014 (2314 Date Code) (stored inside w/ AC)
     - $180 per tire plus shipping ($369 new on TireRack plus shipping)


Two 315/35ZR17 A6s - only used for 12 runs at 2014 Solo Nationals (flipped after 6 runs). Purchased in Aug. 2014 (1414 Date Code) (stored inside w/ AC)
     - $160 per tire plus shipping ($348 new on TireRack plus shipping)


Two 335/35ZR17 A6s - 20 runs at Pro Finale plus Nats TNT (Flipped after 12 runs). Contingency tires from April 2014 (4713 Date Code) (stored inside w/ AC)
     - $140 per tire plus shipping


Two 315/35ZR17 A6s - 20 runs at Pro Finale plus Nats TNT (Flipped after 12 runs). Purchased in Aug. 2014 (1314 Date Code) (stored inside w/ AC)
     - $120 per tire plus shipping

Two 335/35ZR17 A6s - 32 runs. Flipped around 16 runs. Purchased in March 2014 (4713 Date Code)  $80 per tire plus shipping
UPDATE 1-4-2015: SOLD

Two 315/35ZR17 A6s - 32 runs. Flipped around 16 runs. Purchased in March 2014 (2413 Date Code)  $80 per tire plus shipping
UPDATE 1-4-2015: SOLD



Two New 315/35ZR17 Goodyear Eagle RS (Autocross Compound) Tires for Sale
     - $100 per tire plus shipping OBO (Date Codes: one is 4811, the other is 4911)

I also have plenty of used 315/35ZR17 Goodyear Eagle RS tires. Price will  be cheap and flexible. Contact me if interested.

I run a split 335/315 setup on the Camaro so all of these were run as a set but I will sell in pairs. I am willing to ship tires and willing to deal if you want the whole lot.  Please email me at if interested and we can work out the details.

Hayabusa-Powered VW Rabbit Built for Hillclimbs...I dig it

Good noise, especially from the outside shots, followed by some not-so-great noises at the end....



Saturday, October 25, 2014

The ESP Camaro is for Sale!


I'm selling my 2001 Camaro Z28 E Street Prepared as a race ready package with extra wheels, tires, and spares. This is one of the best prepared and fastest ESP cars in the country - ask anyone who has driven it recently (Strano, Brian Burdette, Lane Borg). I am making plans for wheel-to-wheel racing so the Camaro will need to go. 

I have owned the car since Sept. 2011 when I bought it from Sam Strano. Sammy owned the car from new (Sept. 2000) and won numerous F-Stock and ESP ProSolo and Solo National Championships with it. I have finished 3rd, 4th, and 6th at the last 3 Solo Nationals. This year, my pace was hampered by too much inside wheel spin due the diff wearing out so the car is faster than the results show this year. I will purchase a new Auburn Gear Racer's Diff and include it with the car. Other than this, the car is in top shape and ready to race. I recently had it re-tuned by LG Motorsports on their dyno, changed all fluids and had the transmission fully rebuilt by Texas Drivetrain Performance (it had never been rebuilt and too many years of Sammy and I speed shifting had worn out 2nd gear....) so it shifts perfectly now. I can provide dyno sheets if interested. I have won several National Tour and ProSolo events in the car including setting Top Pax at the 2014 College Station Tour. I have setup sheets and notes for the testing I have done in the past three years. Sam has been a great resource in the development of this car too. 

The Camaro is white with a 6-speed transmission. It has 49,500 miles on the odometer. The roof was originally black but I had it vinyl wrapped in white and then applied the blue and orange vinyl stripes to the car in 2012. It is currently not registered or inspected. It is always kept inside my shop and has basically only been used for autocross since I've owned it. In the interest of full disclosure, this is not a show car. It's got some dings and dents, and it was in one accident in 2006 but Sam also won Nationals in it 8 weeks later by a big margin.

$14,250 takes the full package or make me an offer! Car is located in San Angelo, TX. Come buy a fast and fun racecar for one of the most popular autocross classes out there.....one small bonus - no index racing for ProSolo! Please email me if you are interested - DOgburn at gmail dot com. Thanks for the interest!


Here is the parts list (I'm sure I am forgetting something, but this is all of the big stuff):
On the car:
StainlessWorks long-tube headers w/cats
SLP exhaust (will meet sound reqs, sounds good but not overly loud)
Koni shocks, fronts shocks have coil-over sleeves installed
Fays2 Watts linkage
Auburn Racer's differential
Adjustable torque arm
Strano Performance Parts tubular 35mm and 22mm sway bar set
Custom-modified Global West front upper control arms (for increased camber)
1LE lower control arm bushings (front and rear)
Redline fluids in diff, tranny, and engine
Motul fluids in clutch and brake system
Aluminum flywheel and upgraded clutch
Stainless steel brake lines
Lightweight Braille battery to the right rear
12lb Kirkey aluminum seats for driver and passenger (I have the stock seat too) 
Grant F1 steering wheel (not the cheap ones, the nice Momo style 3 spoke type)
Upgraded front sway bar mounts
Complete set of factory service manuals
HAWK DTC-30 pads in front, Hawk HPS in rear
UMI 2-point sub-frame connectors
Upgraded engine mounts
800lb HyperCoil front springs, 400lb HyperCoil springs
TA Performance Diff Cover (more support for carrier bearings)


Spares/Extra Parts:
Stock front upper control arms with StranoParts offset bushings
Brand new Auburn Gear Racer's diff
600 & 700 lb front springs
Lots of rear springs (StranoParts, HyperCoil, Landrum) - basically everything from 150 to 450lbs. Most lightly use (just testing).
Stock parts for basically every aftermarket part that was installed including seats
Assorted used brake pads
Diff rebuild parts
Extra fluids/fuel
Stock rear ARB
22mm hollow Strano ARB (non-adjustable)
Koni Single Adjustable Rear Dampers (on-car adjustable)

Wheels:
Four 17x11 Forgeline RS-Competition race wheels
Four 17x9 Camaro SS wheels (used for rain tires)
Four 17x9 WS6 Stock wheels - I have an old set of rains on these for street/"roll around" tires

Tires:
Three sets of used 315/35ZR17 Hoosier A6 tires (good enough for locals/practice). 
One set of 275/40R17 Hoosier Radial Wet H2O -  Rain tires purchased in March 2011 and only used once (I won with them at 2013 Spring Nats)
Also see here for more tires for sale (they can be worked into the deal if interested) - http://www.roadraceautox.com/showthread.php?50650-Hoosier-A6-Tire-Sale-New-and-Used

More Photos Here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yaw_moment_racing/sets/72157649698100478/



ESP Camaro from 2014 Solo Nationals
ESP Camaro from 2014 Solo Nationals
ESP Camaro from 2014 Solo Nationals
ESP Camaro from 2014 Solo Nationals
17x11 Forgeline Wheels, Used Hoosier A6s
Bolt-on Camaro Hitch
Koni Single Adjustable Rear Dampers
Hoosier Rain Tires, 17x9 Wheels
Tuning Parts and Factory Service Manuals
Chrome 17x9 WS6 Wheels w/ old Hoosier Rain Tires

Sunday, September 28, 2014