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Portland Majors

Post by Collin Jackson » Thu May 11, 2017 7:29 pm

Looks like I will be racing alone in GT3.
Bummer.
Advise if I can assist anyone in attending and come if you possibly can.

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Re: Portland Majors

Post by mlewis » Fri May 12, 2017 9:20 am

Half way thru the season and GT3 last in participation. It is a concern.

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Re: Portland Majors

Post by blitzgt3 » Fri May 12, 2017 10:17 am

GT3 is a lot stronger in the East. Our season is just starting.
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Re: Portland Majors

Post by guy laidig » Fri May 12, 2017 4:38 pm

From the perspective of class participation, it looks as though I picked a poor year to develop my car. Unfortunately, it will not be ready for any of the West Coast events this year.
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Re: Portland Majors

Post by tlinerud » Fri May 12, 2017 10:59 pm

Well, here are the GT Entries

GT1 1
GT2 7
GT3 1
GTL 3
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Re: Portland Majors

Post by mheintzman » Mon May 22, 2017 8:11 am

Collin Jackson wrote:Looks like I will be racing alone in GT3.
Bummer.
Advise if I can assist anyone in attending and come if you possibly can.
I entered and arrived late Friday night. The bright spot of the weekend was Portland Region tech that processed my annual inspection efficiently, came over to our paddock to perform it, and helped make certain I could get on the track.

It all went downhill from there ...

I only had the second qualification session and the motor was off song. We figured out the problem and the motor seemed to be fine in the pits with good oil pressure. I made it approx. 1/2 of the pace lap and the motor broke. End of the weekend.

Collin was running well both days.

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Re: Portland Majors

Post by Joe Harlan » Mon May 22, 2017 9:06 am

Sorry for your bad luck Michal, The car looked great! Hope you can get the parts you need to get it going.
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Re: Portland Majors

Post by zchris » Mon May 22, 2017 12:39 pm

Must be something in the air. At Pittsburgh I went 1 lap on a new engine and one of those nice new Carrillo's decided it wanted to get a breath of fresh air. I've now tried there Pro A beam rods twice. First time in my FP Miata where, you guessed it, it went 1 lap before breaking. Carrillo assured me these rods are great and it must have been a fluke. Ya. A very expensive fluke. Never had a Chinese rod break on me. How low has Carrillo sunk. Hope I can salvage my season.
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Re: Portland Majors

Post by mheintzman » Tue May 23, 2017 9:56 am

zchris wrote:Must be something in the air. At Pittsburgh I went 1 lap on a new engine and one of those nice new Carrillo's decided it wanted to get a breath of fresh air. I've now tried there Pro A beam rods twice. First time in my FP Miata where, you guessed it, it went 1 lap before breaking. Carrillo assured me these rods are great and it must have been a fluke. Ya. A very expensive fluke. Never had a Chinese rod break on me. How low has Carrillo sunk. Hope I can salvage my season.
I am on the same boat trying to decide what to do for the rest of the season. We will install the backup motor and can travel but that costs quite a bit and will quickly consume the entire budget for the year. So what is the point if I can't afford Indy after qualifying? I also need another motor built as the backup is close to TBO and then I need to decide what motor to build.

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Re: Portland Majors

Post by zchris » Tue May 23, 2017 10:34 am

This is where I'm different than most I guess. The Runoffs has never been my end game. Racing other's in my class is. For what it costs to go to the Runoffs I can do 2 to 3 races. Yes its fun to race 15 to 20 other cars in class, I did the Runoffs in 02, but your time spent away from family can be tough. And the Runoffs makes for a L O N G week.
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