The Dragon lives again!!

October 22, 2009

so after purchasing a new motor, throwing some seals in and rod bearings, our new motor is in and running strong. We also cut out the converter and welded in a straight pipe to give the car a racier tone. Hope to hit the track in the spring with a vengance.

The Dragon will be on display at the Porsche of the Village in cincinnati Nov.14th – go to www.ovrpca.org in the events section for the Porsche Palooza event.

Cursed Dragon

October 7, 2009

well the Dragon made it to the Lemons race on thursday, and received alot of attention. Friday we drove through tech w/ no problems and got 15 BS laps from the judges for being a Porsche and we bribed them w/ some scotch. We found out that our lights were inadequate for the night driving so we attached some factory lights to our header panel and wired them up Saturday morning which worked great. The team voted me to take the first stint out and withing a half hour i was back in w/ overheating issues, which ended up being  a split hose, no thermostat and a blown head gasket. Several hours later we were back on track and running great. We all got another seat in the car before midnight when we were voted peoples curse- why i will never know. The judges carried out the punishment by pouring a gallon of sodium silicate into the oil of our car and having us drive it back to our paddock. This basically clogged up all of the oil ports in the motor and eventually lead to its demise. WE did send Van out for one last flying lap around the track before it died though.

Not to worry, tonite we bought a new motor for the dragon and in the next few weeks it’ll be breathing fire once again. The Dragon will be back, with a vengence.

Leaving Tomorrow!

October 1, 2009

after work tomorrow the Dragon heads towards Nelson Ledges road course for our debut race. The car is loaded to the window sills w/ spares and tools,and the truck as well. Hopefully the weather cooperates while we are there although its calling for rain a day or two.