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Buttonwillow - June 20-21

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1 Buttonwillow - June 20-21 on Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:03 pm

Things to do:
Replace wheel bearings
Replace front brake pads

Things to order:
rear wheel bearings

Potential upgrade paths

Big turbo
Pros: speed
Cons: cost, fuel economy
Cost: ECU $280, wideband $220, injectors $240, exhaust $?, misc fittings and hoses a few $

Fuel cell
Pros: let pit stops
Cons: cost, three and a half hour stints
Cost: 22 gallon fuel cell $370, fuel pump $65, pickup hardware and hoses $?

Do noting
Pros: cheap and easy
Cons: probably not going to be enough to win

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2 Re: Buttonwillow - June 20-21 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:49 am

Thanks for crunching the numbers. I hate to say it since I am supposed to be the one stingy with the cash, but with the rate at which we are blowing turbos, the upgrade will pay out after 3-4 races. And it would be fun to pass people like eyesore does.
Since this next race may be Marc's last though, I think it's only fair that we do offer him an arrive-and-drive option pricing option. What are your thoughts?

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3 Re: Buttonwillow - June 20-21 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:55 am

I am fine with that. We could also look into adding a fourth driver to keep the costs down.

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4 Re: Buttonwillow - June 20-21 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:01 am

We can do the upgrade, have just 3 drivers for Buttonwillow and charge Marc $750 or so. And then for Thunderhill we can do 2 arrive and drives depending on fueling strategy. One thing that I didn't think of initially is that we could charge $600ish if we do 2 arrive and drives at future races or $800ish if we just do 1.

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5 Re: Buttonwillow - June 20-21 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:06 am

That works for me

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6 Re: Buttonwillow - June 20-21 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:15 am

Marc -

We are leaving the decision up to you. Since the Buttonwillow race is going to be your last for a while, we are giving you the option to decide if you want to split the costs 3 ways, or what I think is a better deal for you is to act like an arrive and drive and just pay a flat fee and we take care of everything.

When I did arrive and drives, it was around $650 (if there were 4 drivers). Alan may be able to chime in with what the going rate for a top 10 team with only 3 drivers is, but I would assume that $800 would be a deal. What are your thoughts?

We are leaning towards the big turbo upgrade with the RE-11A tires and new wheel bearings. Those are our anticipated parts that need to be purchased.

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7 Re: Buttonwillow - June 20-21 on Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:02 am

Sunday work day?

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