August CSR Update

Indy Runoffs Update for the SpecRacer

More than 1,046 entries have been received for the Sports Car Club of America® 2017 National Championship Runoffs® being held this year for the first time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  This outnumbers the old Runoffs record of 709 cars set in 2004 at Mid-Ohio.  There are 49 SRF and 105 SRF3 entrants.  Some of the local drivers are:

Barbera, Geno          Man Cave Motorsports                 Carson City, NV
Harris, Todd              Pro Drive Racing/Flat Out Racing/HMS    Portland, OR
Miserendino, Mike    MBI Racing                                    Bakersfield, CA
Richardson, Bruce    AccelRaceTek LLC                        Los Gatos, CA
Stewart, Doug           MBI                                               Porter Ranch, CA

Acker, TJ                   MBI Racing, Cindescency              Saugus, CA
Aplass, Jerry            Burrell Consulting Group, Inc.        Newcastle, CA
Ballengee, Mark       MBI RACING                                   Shafter, CA
Black, John              CSR Performance                           Olympic Valley, CA
Booth, Bill                Bulldog Motorsports                      Cupertino, CA
Condit, Corey          Realty One Group                           Scottsdale , Az
Douglas, Lee            LADCO Pipe Anglia                        Portland, OR
FOSDICK, DENNY   TEAM WIDGET/MBI                        Riverside, CA
Fogg, Steve             MBI Racing                                      West Linn, OR
Goudy, Paul             Pro Drive Racing / Flat Out            Portland, OR
Marino, Paul            Impress Communications                Chatsworth, Ca
Milletti, Umberto    Bulldog Motorsports & InsideView  Hillsborough, CA
Miserendino, Mike  MBI Racing                                       Bakersfield, CA
Willes, Jack            East Anglia Motorsports                  Palm Desert, CA

AccelRaceTek will be posting photos and updates on the trip to and at Indy with a focus on SpecRacers.  To get these updates follow the Instagram account #accelracetek or go to our website and click the Instagram logo at the bottom.

SpecRacer Enterprises & CSR News

GEN3 Idle Problems – Some GEN3’s are having problems with the car idle.  This problem typically is caused by one of two components.  The first of the problem components can be the idle control valve.  When this valve goes bad the car will not idle below 1,000 RPM.  If you think this is your problem you can take the valve off and put 12 volts to it to check to see if it is actuating or just replace it with another one.  The second problem can be with the throttle body.  Some of the throttle bodies worked OK with the GEN2’s but not on the GEN3.  The symptoms for this problem is varying idle performance, idle going up and down.  If this seems like the problem you should send the throttle body back to Mike Davis or get one from a CSR or prep-shop that has been upgraded.  The upgraded throttle bodies have a new tight fitting butterfly valve. Note that this new butterfly can only be replaced by SCCA-E. 

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GEN3 Gear Sets – New gear sets are available and some of the region’s SpecRacers are running the new gears.  No feedback on the performance other than they are working as good or better than the stock ones.

Wheel Hub Upgrades – Great news, wheel Hubs have been revised to provide a tighter fit to the bearings.  All hubs from SCCA-E from this point on will have the new tighter fit.  These new hubs should give longer service with multiple bearing changes.

 GEN3 Clutch Status – The current clutch from SCCA-E is performing well and giving a good service life.  The current Tilton organic clutch material disk is the only one available at this time.   

Brakes - The new Wilwood calipers have been approved for production. The new calipers will not be available for distribution until after the 2017 Runoffs. 

SpecRacer Ford Double Regional 9-10 Update

The race at Laguna turned out to be a great long weekend.  The racing started Thursday with an HOD day.  About six pack of SpecRacers signed up for the day.  It is great to have these HOD days prior to race days, it makes it easy for drivers to get additional track time and it is a great opportunity for crews and friends to get on the track.  It was cool to see the LugWench out on the track in her green Miata, look out Hank.

The weather was great for the entire weekend with the temperatures in the 70’s and a breeze.   There were 40 entrants but only 33 made the race, some were no shows and a few dropped out due to mechanical issues.   The Hard Charger awards went to Brandon Lewis he moved up 10 places in the Saturday race and Court Cardinal moved up 6 places in the Sunday race.  Also, Connor Solis got a track record in his SRF with a time of 1:41.645 on the race Saturday. 

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Connor Solis in his after his lap record race.

Race 1     GEN3                         GEN2
#1             Mike Miserendino      Connor Solis
#2             Lee Douglas             Nei Ng
#3             Bill Booth                  Hank Raymond
#4             Mike Smith                Joe Briggs     

Race 2     
#1             Mike Miserendino      Connor Solis
#2             Paul Marino               Hank Raymond
#3             Lee Douglas             Joe Briggs
#4            Dustin Decker           Mike Boyle    

With only two weekends left the points standings for SFR & SFR3 are below.  At this point both Bill Booth and Connor Solis have a commanding lead in the points for the season championship title.

#   Driver                     Points
1   Bill Booth                 377
2   Umberto Milletti     304
3   Bill Jordan               294
4   Court Cardinal        258
5   Dustin Decker         253
6   Jerry Aplass            234
7   Brandon Lewis        233
8   Jim Devenport        222
9   David Kay                216
10 Lee Douglas             214
#   Driver                    Points
1   Connor Solis             550
2   Hank Raymond        413
3   Joe Briggs               406
4   Nei Ng                      336
5   Bruce Richardson    322
6   Yehia Eissa               280
7   James Chartres        262
8   Geno Barbera           242
9   Gary Umphenour      213
10 Tanner Briggs            201