Friday, May 13, 2016
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
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.