Yet another BIG TEST!
Somehow our timing is out and we arrive at Zwartkops Raceway 05H40. Dismount Fossa, fit semi slicks, have freshly made hot coffee, check timing and wait.
We get permission to take Fossa on track during the noobs outing to “run-in” Fossa’s rebuild engine. Feels good.
NOTE: Remember we are “running in” Fossa. Prior to the day she has only done about 5Km.
First stint, first hot lap ….. we better all our previous times with a time of 1:32.95 and a improved top speed of 122.7km/h! A new challenge emerging, Fossa is starting to run hot after 4 – 5 laps.
We complete five stints, every time cutting our stints short to protect against extreme overheating. Lap times a consistent improvement over our previous days on track. Must note that it is our first “successful” run with a “new” cam.
Our first hot lap in our final stint for the day lands us with a 1:30.66 and top speed of 125.8km/h.
Whether Fossa and driver will be more competitive in “Pre66 Little Giants” only time will tell. There are other races where she will be in the mix more often and that is something we are starting to consider for 2014. We are justly very proud of our progress with our available resources. 27 July will be our racing anniversary with our first race 21 July 2012.
The TraxDay ended shortly after 15H30, not that we were complaining as we more than achieved what we set out to do on the day.
Very important, this time we brought Fossa home and we do not have to remove the engine for repairs!
Our challenges before our next planned Super TraxDay, 9 June:
Look into Fossa’s fueling and her temperature (which probably are partly related)
Other possible outings, Piston Ring Club 19/05, Classic Cars Show 6/07 @ NASREC.