Wow, it has been quite a while since this thing saw any action. What’s happened? Well, the ride has changed.
We just finished getting our new race car running. We were able to source a very nice 1991 Mazda Miata with 1994 driveline. It’s back at the Lapping For Leukemia HQ ready to be turned into a race car. It’s gutted, running, and sitting on the lift. Time to get to work. Stick around for more updates and photos soon.
Thanks to Mat Roskey and the team over at Hawk Performance, the Lapping For Leukemia #619 BMW has some great brakes for the race. We knew that in a 24 hour race, high-quality, long-lasting, and top-performing pads were going to be critical to our success, so we went to the only company that we trust, Hawk. Hawk set us up with a set of their “Hawk Blue” racing pads for the car and we got them installed this weekend. We will bed them in at Autox and then be ready for a great race at Buttonwillow. THANKS HAWK!!
Check out Hawk Brakes and all of our other great sponsors in the sponsor section to the right.
Lamin-x was nice enough to help us out with some of their amazing light protection film. With our car racing through the night, keeping our lights crack/damage free is imperative to us staying in the race. Everyone should check out their website at Lamin-x.com for their great light protection film.
Lapping For Leukemia got the official green light today to sign up for the TRUE 24 RACE in buttonwillow. It will be June 30 – July 1 (see past post regarding the fact that this thing is going to be awesome; 24 hours straight hours of racing).
More to come soon. We’re really busy figuring out how the heck we are going to see where we are going while racing at night, since we can barely do it correctly when it is bright daytime…
We spent today removing the rear differential to see why our limited slip had turned into a full locker. After removing a few bolts from the side loader we were greeted with the unpleasant stench of burned oil (sorry David, you might need to air out the garage for a few days). As we got deeper into the dif, we were treated to the sight of a completely destroyed planetary gear. So, another day, another disaster. Monday starts work on the top end of the motor.
The honorable Jay Lamm just sent out a very important email today. The 2012 Arse-Sweat-A-Palooza in June at Buttonwillow Raceway will be a TRUE 24 HOUR RACE!!! Green flag will drop at 10am on Saturday and the checkered flag will fly at 10am on Sunday. There will be no night time downtime for motor swaps, transmission fixes, or rolling Jack and Coke delivery vehicles. Just all-out racing for 24 hours straight. The Lapping for Leukemia race car is already on its way to 24 hours of dominance.