A conversation with a friend about circuit Racing ends with a Plan to prepare the 924 for 2018
The 750 Motor Club have a Club Enduro Series which is 2 and 3 hour races and 7 rounds including Spa
The car was featured in 911 & Porsche World in the April edition:
An OMP Rollcage was sourced and the prep began………..
First all the interior was removed…..
And all the rubber Sound deadening and Filler dug out with Solvents and a heat gun!
This little lot was removed as we require none of it !
(Alarm, Window, Speaker, Heated Screen, Sunroof wiring etc..)
After paint (2pack Anthracite Satin)
1st race – 750MC Club Enduro Oulton park
– 44 Runners
3 Classes: 180 / 240 / 300+ BHP per ton
We Qualified 8th from 12 in Class and 38th
2 Hours later we finished 26th and both drivers Improved their Quali lap times by 4 seconds
The car ran very well, used little Fuel (50 litres in 2.5 hours Racing), didn’t wear out
the tyres or brakes and the only negative was the suspension needs to be much stiffer
to be more competitive, which is not a big Issue as the INTRAX Dampers can be fully
rebuilt and Re-valved. They will also be fitted with 4 Race Coil Springs at least twice the
Modifications and Upgrades for the 2nd Race (Silverstone 11th August)
New Brake pads are required as the previous set are too soft, have a low coefficient of friction
and are not digging in and creating enough heat & stopping power
Wilwood list many compounds and We’re trying higher temp, more aggressive and higher
coefficient of friction pads on the front & rear
The front Spoiler needed to be lower and have a Splitter tray to reduce the amount of air going underneath and causing drag
So a Front Splitter made from Marine ply 18mm thick was made with a Fiberglass top to it,
this is attached to the front cross member with 3 “L” Brackets
A rear wing was purchased from DJ Racecars who make chassis and carbon Fibre wings
which the profile was designed by Simon McBeath the Aero man.
Brackets were made to fix this on the rear where the Wing sat at Roof height
The Splitter has a floor which extends to the Sump, then after more aluminium sheet
covers the tunnel
There are 2 more rounds left but we’ve decided to call it a day for 2018, and to change
and upgrade not only the clutch but fit more aerodynamic devices and do some testing
and then hit the ground running for the 2019 Club Enduro Championship
Preparation has started to get out for some testing before the 1st round on Monday 22nd April
The Dash, and complete heater box and pipework has been removed to reduce weight and redesign
the clocks, lap timer, fuel gauge etc..