Sears Pointless 2013 was a blast! We thankfully got into B class with our slow, but steady Toyota MR2. After two days of racing, we placed 5th in B class and 30th overall out of 178 cars!
We’re getting ready for the upcoming races in California for 2013! Can’t wait to get on the track in the MR2 for Sears Pointless.
We survived Vodden The Hell Are We Doing? at Thunderhill placing 11th in the B class and 46th overall out of a whopping 184 cars!
Here’s Tim Mixing it up in Turn 11. No hard feelings, we hope. Sorry about the tap!
Here’s David preaching to the converted as a penalty for that mix up in turn 11
We survived. It was a bit scary at times during the night because we didn’t have really good lights, but in general, we did OK. The best thing is that we actually placed relatively competitively at 44 out of 145 cars. We’re really gunning for Thunderhill and we’re hoping to place even better in that one!
Here are some photos from the race:
We have some minor work to do on the car. We need to get new tires, fix the suspension, and minor touch ups here and there. Also, we got a cheap but cool wing to put on the back!
Buttonwillow is at the end of June so we have plenty of time.
We survived Sears Pointless 2012! We battled through our incompetence and the raging rain on Saturday and picked up more steam on Sunday as the weather cleared up. We’re all tired now but I’ll post pictures and videos in the next week. We placed 96th out of 172.
Another very productive weekend. We put some sheet metal up on the roof to cover the T-Top to make the car safer as well as added more padding to the roll cage bars. We also mounted the instrument cluster properly inside the car. Most importantly, we put the new alternator in and got the car running! It looks and works great and we can’t wait to race it.
In terms of decorations and theming, more painting as well as mounting props. We mounted the vents, wires for the time warp, and the very important interior piece, the time circuits! They look much better than planned, that’s for sure.
A very productive weekend was had. Ben and Ken pulled out the alternator and determined that it was dead. Ben ordered a new alternator which cost about $180. Now that we bought a fuel pump at around $100 or so and the alternator, we’re pushing the budget but we’ll sell some parts to make up for it so we have a little more padding room if something else goes wrong. Oh well.
We also started on the decorations. We spent most of the weekend prepping and painting the car.
We didn’t do any welding because while we have welding talent, we don’t know how to MIG weld. Therefore, 2 weeks ago, we got the car over to Evil Genius Racing and had them put in the cage (long story but the BD Racing cage wasn’t so good), the seat, and a kill switch. Doug decided to drive the car back since it is registered and legal to drive.
However, the bad news was that the alternator was bad and the car ran out of battery and died on the way home. Ben and I were able to come rescue Doug with Ben’s AAA towing.