Ahead of the SCCA National Runoffs here is a quick guide for decoding and understanding the various classes often only listed on the schedule by their initials.
A great video produced by MidWest Spec Racer shows how to install the updated 5th gear on the Spec Racer Ford Gear Box.
The seat doesn't move on a Spec Racer Ford. To accommodate different height drivers the pedal assembly moves fore and aft.
After 4 years of racing here are some things I did well and others that I had wished I had done when I started wheel to wheel racing.
Inside my racing at Sonoma Raceway with SCCA San Francisco Region. I had a great time racing with a large group of cars and my best finish yet!
Part of the annual maintenance program is to replace the Spark Plugs. You need to remove the alternator to access Spark Plug #1.
The fuel filler hose dries out and cracks with time. Replacing the hose just requires a little finnese to remove and then position the new hose in the right spot.
Inside the Spec Racer Ford Festival hosted by SCCA San Francisco Region at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The event held 3 races instead of the normal two and featured competitors from the West Coast.
Returning to Thunderhill Raceway with the electrical issues sorted we were ready for some fast competitive racing and the weekend did not disappoint.
Swapping out a throttle cable just takes a little finesse feeding it through the chassis and a handy helper to ensure you are reaching full throttle.
The SCCA Majors is a great way to mix it up with the best racers on the West Coast. Racers qualifying for the SCCA Runoffs compete including people from out of region. This gives a great opportunity to race with different competitors and also learn from the best.
Kanga Motorsports is excited to announce our new partnership with Redhorse Performance of Hickory Hills, Illinois. Redhorse Performance supplies high performance and superior quality, hoses and fittings.
In the words of Adam Jabaay "Spec Racer Fords are tiny, hard to see, and fast little buggers. The thing that strikes me most about them is the incredibly close competition between most of the pack, every race, everywhere."
The stress of racing puts a lot of load on the wheel bearings especially with the new stickier tires. To change out a wheel bearing you need a press.