Track Bred EG6 Build… Part 20

A lot to talk about today, now the race meet is over. It was a day filled with ups and downs and if I had to describe the day in one word, it would have to be bittersweet…

As you guys would have known from the last post, Jerry missed qualifying but still managed to make it to the dyno, which forced him to start from the back of the pack on race day. In the first race of the day the car performed surprisingly well, and Jerry was able to fight his way to the front and brought home the victory. This was a great achievement for the team as it was Jerry’s very first outing with what you can basically consider a new car, with all the changes that were made. After the results from the first race, they decided to leave the current settings for the second race. The car performed well once again up until he encountered some issues that followed him from the last race meet, the rear engine mount bracket broke forcing him to retire. As soon as the car returned to the pits, it was a mad scramble to get the bracket taken off, have it welded and put back in place all before the final race of the day. Fortunately, the team was successful in doing so and Jerry was on the start line. With victory looking very promising, tragedy struck once more, this time there wasn’t any coming back. Jerry was left with a blown motor, with no choice but to retire, crushing all hopes of another podium finish and closing out the day on a dull note.

Today we will be looking at some shots of the car at the circuit and I also have some action shots for you guys courtesy of Just Bajan and Ozzman. With that said, let’s get on with the post…

As always the link to the previous posts can be found below for those who may need to catch up on this build…

Track Bred EG6 Build…

Completed and ready for action…

One of the last minute changes to the engine bay was to replace the blue valve cover for a Type R counterpart…

Karl doing a few final checks before Jerry hits the track….

The man himself… Suited up and ready to go…

Here he is again, exchanging some words with one of his on track rivals, Kurt Thompson…

A few shots as Jerry makes his way up the order…

Really liked this shot captured by Ozzman…

Corner entry…

After winning the first race of the day, Jerry makes his way around the track during his victory lap…

A print out showing the times Jerry did after the first race… Very good times for a car on D.O.T tires that hasn’t been fully dialed in…

The print out from the third race where Jerry was forced to retire after blowing the motor…

After the motor blew, Jerry was able to make his way back into the pits, but that was it for the day…

Andre lending a hand to get the car off the trailer…

Such a disappointing end after all the hard work and countless hours that have put into this car over the last few months…

When the car returned to the pits it was engulfed in smoke, so as a precautionary measure, the marshals used the fire extinguisher to out what they thought was a fire…

WARNING !!!… THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS MAY BE QUITE GRAPHIC TO SOME, SCROLL WITH CAUTION…

A view of the aftermath…

A look at how the car sat with the engine removed…

A gearbox and some other misc stuff that was left scattered around from the preparation for the race meet…

I’m going to close out today’s post with some final shots of how the car sits, livery stripped off, awaiting the next stage in development. Thanks for taking a look and stay tuned for what happens next in this build series…

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