Hello to you Hemicuda fans out there. The summer vacations are over and it means back to RACING business. The Oly Cuda is being prepped at AMMAS and will hit the track during the Spa Six Hours week-end on September 23-24.
It was quite a gamble to enter our car in both Classic Endurance Racing and ASAVE Challenge. it meant more stress on the crew, car and driver, but I chose to do so, because it meant more track time. That way we saw where to dig into so that it can be optimized for the next race. It looks like the crew, driver and car enjoyed it!
I've told you! If you wern't there, you're now square! Spa Classic 2011 was a week-end to remember. Aside from great racing action in the various high end classes, where seven digit vinatge iron rubbed fenders, our team effort and spririt was one of its own througout this first Spa Classic week-end! As our Hemicuda was entered in both ASAVE Challenge and Classic Endurance Racing, we had our fair share of track time.
So better be there or be square! We plan to start (and win) in both the ASAVE and CER1 racing series. Bastian is putting the final touches on the Hemicuda, as the date rapidly approaches. More about Spa Francorchamps Classic 2011 (SFC11) is to be found by clicking here!
After some transmission woes, the Cuda is being taken care of by Bastian at his shop. Once the new transmission is in, we'll be back at Spa for more action. Famous vintage and 24 Hours driver Eric DeDoncker is due to be there with us as driver coach. See you at the track!
After some serious dyno testing at the Moparshop, our Cuda was scheduled for a first shakedown at Spa Francorchamps on Saturday March 19. Being bit too loud mandated a quick fix noise reducer. So just after being all ready and strapped in, we got sent back to the garage for being too noisy (115 dB @ 3,000 rpm while 105dB were allowed)! Others would have moaned and bickered around, but not Team Oly Express.
The guys at the MOPARSHOP are busy as ever getting the Hemicuda ready for the coming season. Our first test session is scheduled at Spa Francorchamps on coming Saturday, March 19. We hope to see most of you Hemicuda fans there! In the meantime, here are some pictures of our 2010 race at the legendary Belgian rollercoaster track.