Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 9

In the last update the car was more or less complete and ready to hit the track for some testing with the race meet approaching rapidly. Jerry was able to make it out to the track to do a bit of testing, working hard trying to get the suspension dialed in as much as possible and also working on fine tuning the engine. Unfortunately he didn’t get in as much seat time as he would like but all in all it went pretty good.  A few photos were taken while at the track, which I’ve provided below.

By now you guys know the routine, for those who need to catch up on the previous posts, the links are below…

Track Bred EG6 Build… Introduction

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 1

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 2

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 3

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 4

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 5

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 6

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 7

Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 8

On with the photos…

Last minute preparations before making the journey up to the circuit…

On route, a view of the car on the trailer…

Finally arrived at the track…

Time to offload and get to work…

And the work begins…

A few random snaps…

As mentioned earlier the testing went well for the time Jerry had allotted to him. All that was left now was to hope everything goes well on the actual race day.

Fast forwarding to race day, I have some action shots for you guys to check out below, a big shout out to Jody Forte for the amazing shots he provided me with. And  I also have to thank the other photographer, Ozzy ‘Ozzman’ Osborne for his contribution.

The big day is finally here, lets see what you’re capable of…

Interior shot…

Bay shot… All systems are ready to go…

The man himself, Jerry Leach before making his way behind the wheel…

Rolling through the pits making his way onto the starting grid…

Taking position on the grid…

And they’re off!!!…

Some really nice photography…

Nice shot taken by Ozzman of Jerry cornering on 3 wheels…

 

 

Here is a little recap of the day for you guys starting with the first race; Jerry used to first race of the day to feel out the car and to get comfortable with not only the track conditions but also with the presence of other competitors. The race went pretty well and he was able to finish 2nd. After a podium finish in the first, Jerry had great confidence going into the 2nd race and was able to better the results and finished at the top of the podium. During the two previous races, the tires were rubbing against the wheel wells pretty bad and over time caused them to deteriorate at a rapid rate. Another challenge Jerry was faced with is the suspension started to get loose caused by heavy vibrations which threw off the geometry of the car. Due to these unfortunate mishaps he wasn’t able to complete the 3rd race.

All in all the day was a learning experience as to what stage in development the car is at.  Jerry was quite amazed with the performance he got out of the car especially with very little seat time and not being able to get the suspension dialed in properly.  His fastest time for the day was 45.2secs, which was another big achievement for him as he was expecting to hopefully do mid to high 46s, so this coupled with actually taking home a win was more than enough to ask for. With the experience gained, the plan from here is to correct the minor issues he had throughout the day and hopefully he’ll be able to improve his times come next the race meet. Big thanks go out to David Balgobin for the work he put in throughout the entirety of this build; also thanks to everyone for taking a look, I hope you guys enjoyed it and stay tuned for more to come…

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