The drama of racing.
It’s bee frustrating getting the car to the level that it is track worthy. There is just so much to complete. I didn’t even finish my check list.
It’s a shame that venture with a friend didn’t work out. He was too naive and I think maybe ego got in the way as I post over 10 seconds faster than he does on the track.
Anyway, during a short period of time this was what was added on top of working 10+ hours at work and traveling:
Disabled Steering lock
Front Facial Shield
Bolt Fix / exhaust leak
New Gasket Fix for turbo compressor exhaust
Motor Mounts (very sloppy when on the track until this was added)
Coolant lines fixing
Catch Can Remount
Getting tires re mounted and changed over
** This was just gay having to do this twice and pretty much a waste of money.
On top of this life and everything in between. I do see other people being able to put out that much energy for racing and I am at awe because I don’t know where that comes from. I’m running on four hours of sleep everyday and I still can’t keep up.
The big drama with rushing to get the car ready as Friday night – last minute as is the case. I just finished cleaning the interior, re torqued all the bolts, and rechecked the ECU …
The civic fails to start. Stupid race car. The Hondata S200 (that’s what you get for a used unit – lots of funky quirks). The famous CEL comes on for data read connection error. It’s now 10 PM and nothing I can do. I call Ant and threw in the towel. But, he wouldn’t hear of it and neither would Gary as they were doing the same thing as I was – last minute preparations. So Ant called in a couple of friends at STRD (Speed Tech) and off I go in borrowing a spare ECU and a spare S200 late at night.
By the time the Civic is trailer up and parts in the TLC it is just 3 am. It doesn’t look like I will get my usual 4 hours of sleep as I need to be up at 6:15 am so that I am at the track at 7 am to steal good spots for pitting at the track.