Roshambo Racing

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Getting Ready for 2011

2011 is going to be a fun year.

First, the car is getting some upgrades:
- A 6 speed transmission
- A programmable center differential
- Some real competition differentials for the front and rear
- A nice twin-disc clutch, for faster shifting
- A SUPER NICE VIO Sport HD in-car camera
- A roof vent!

In April, Dan and I are going to the Dirtfish Rally School. Here, we hope to improve our driving a bit, and also shake down the new transmission.

Right now, the 2011 season is:
Olympus Rally, April 30-May 1st, in Aberdeen, WA
Oregon Trail Rally, May 13-15, in Portland, OR
Mt. Hood Rally, October, Near Hood River, OR

Plus, we will do 1-2 more rallies, but we haven't decided which ones yet.  There are 2-3 possible rallies in Canada, and rallies in Idaho, Nevada, and California that are possibles.  Much depends on other schedules.

Here are a few pictures from our recent work night:
Dan drills the first hole for the roof scoop...

Here's what it will look like.  It will be nice to have some fresh air in the car!  Plus, the positive pressure in the car will help keep dust out.

Here's the cool new camera.  We can actually mount it in a variety of places, so look forward to some new and interesting camera angles in 2011!

Here's the new Exedy twin-disc clutch, and the DCCDPro differential controller. The diff controller is something we can really geek out on!  We can adjust the diff based on whether we are accelerating, braking, or turning.  And, we can tell it to open the diff when pulling on the e-brake.  Should be fun!

Here's Michael - helping in the garage by hammering nails into a couple of boards.  He's been working on these for close to a year, and finally got all the nails in.  His reward:  He got to paint the wood Subaru World Rally Blue.  Lucky guy!

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