Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Repair, Test, Repeat.

   It has been almost a year since I made my first post. Life has been busy and repairs plenty for 2016. After traveling almost 40,000 miles in a year and reaching 100.000 miles on the odometer, it was time to replace the head gaskets. Back in March, I stopped into Kinetic Motor Works in Hampstead, NH. It has been my main service shop since Orlando is quite the distance away.

The Justang EVO II & The $2016 Grassroots Challenge

The $2016 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge has come and gone.  We competed and gave it our best.

We laughed.

We cried.

We got covered in 93 octane.

All-in-all we had a great time and we achieved our goal; Ultimate Autocross Domination.  That’s right, we competed and outright won the autocross placing 1st by almost a full second.  We were very pleased with that result and it was gratifying to see the car do so well after all the hard work we put into improving it over the past year.  Combining a 1993 Subaru Justy and a 1999 Mustang Cobra was no easy task to begin with, and trying to improve on that combo, with almost no budget, was not easy. So, how did the rest of the event go?  Read on!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

2016 Autocross Has Begun!

     After a several month winter hibernation, I have returned to the racing scene, and thus to my blog posts! I know you all missed hearing about all the adventures my dear STI and I have gone on. But first we need to recap last year.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Justang $2015 Challenge Results

Well, the event has come and gone and the Justang performed better than we expected!  We busted our asses to get the car done in the last week before the event and thankfully it paid off.   How did we do?  Did the Justang survive?  Will the Justy enthusiasts world ever be the same?  Read on to find out!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Justang - The Offspring of a Justy and a Cobra

Circuit Motorsports decided that they wanted to compete as a team in the $2015 Grassroots Motorsports Challenge. If you're unfamiliar with this event the basics are that you enter the event with a car you built for less than $2,015. You then compete against the other teams in an autocross, drag race, and finally a concours. We knew we wanted a Subaru to start as a base car because that's what we are known for, but most performance Subarus are well over the allowed budget, so we settled with the spunky little stepchild from the 80s, the Subaru Justy. We also knew we would need cheap horsepower to make the Justy even somewhat competitive, so we went with good 'ol American muscle in the form of a Mustang Cobra 4.6l DOHC V8. How did we fit a Cobra drivetrain into a Justy? With a hell of a lot of patience, sweat, and cursing.