SteveJ

2018 Grassroots Motorsports Mitty

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    1 hour ago, Diseazd said:

    “Video is nice too”.  Yes Steve....how about some video with motor noise.   :D

    Guy, do you know if Eiji will be there or not?

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    Charles....Yes, me and Eiji are caravaning down together tomorrow. Let’s all hang out at the track. We’ll be making the rounds....really look forward to meeting you.

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    47 minutes ago, Diseazd said:

    Charles....Yes, me and Eiji are caravaning down together tomorrow. Let’s all hang out at the track. We’ll be making the rounds....really look forward to meeting you.

    Absolutely!

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    Well, John Morton's engine let go in the first qualifying session. He should be on the track tomorrow.

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    Here is part of the BF Goodrich display. Three lucky members of the Georgia Z Club (including yours truly) received new tires to show off.

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    The first race was run late in the afternoon. GZC member Chet Wittel won the race after a 13 year lay-off from racing and in a car that was prepared at the last moment. Mad driving skills and home track advantage can pay off.

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    Congratulations to Chet. Can't wait to get to the track tomorrow. Car is cleaned up and ready to go.

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    49 minutes ago, SteveJ said:

    Well, John Morton's engine let go in the first qualifying session. He should be on the track tomorrow.

    Who's car is he driving?

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    2 minutes ago, Lumens said:

    Who's car is he driving?

    Randy Jaffe's car

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    @Diseazd - During the enduro race, a 911 spun right behind Greg Ira coming into Turn 10A. He didn't recall seeing a car spin. I found that I caught it in a nice sequence of photos, so I posted them to Greg's FB page. Sure enough, he said he didn't even notice what happened behind him.

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    Hi Steve...I’m not on Face Book, if you could, I’d love to see those shots and any of the 85 car. BTW, I haven’t heard....how did Woody and Greg finish? Enjoyed seeing you again....super weekend and so nice to meet Charles and Cody.

    Guy

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    4 Z National Championships on that podium.....that’s John Morton walking up to pick up his third place trophy.

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    2 minutes ago, Lumens said:

    Beautiful. Did he build that or is that Ron Carters former car?

    Randy had a car built. All of the gauges and switches in it came from the original BRE team, as well as many other parts. He even has the original engine and transmission, though they aren't used for racing. It was not Ron's car.

    John Morton actually gave Randy the VIN plate from the original car because Randy's car is so faithful to the original.

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    I had a great time at this year's Mitty. I'm sorry that @Carl Beck and @Ron Carter couldn't have been here. I think it was better than 2010. 

    Among the fantastic experiences I had was getting to see a 1st generation Silvia. It was at the 2010 Mitty, but I missed it then. I snapped these photos on Saturday, and I saw the owner of the car on Sunday. I asked him for a closer look, and he offered to let me get behind the wheel of this beauty. It wasn't so much getting into the car and putting it on. It was a tight fit, but I would be willing to put up with it.

    I asked him to consider bringing it back down to Atlanta for ZCON. He asked if non-Zs were allowed. I replied, "I am on the organizing committee. YOU are allowed."

    While it is built on the Fairlady Roadster mechanicals, it seems to be more narrow to me.

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    What  kick arse event! Special shout out to Linwood Staub for being kind enough to let me race his car during one of the 7 lap races. It really did make the fact that I had an engine problem in my car all better.  I believe in one more lap, I could have been P1! Also, like to thank Randy Jaffe for putting on such a nice spread and the amount of effort that takes with his California staff.

     

    I know many of the folks that run HSR and they were very pleased at the participation of the Nissan/Datsun brand and all their loyal supporters and enthusiasts. The car count was WAY up. 

     

    Till next year.

     

    Greg

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    By the way, this happened one lap as a Porsche tried to match @gira's line through 10A.

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    Great Shots! That 85 car has some great brakes. It was nice to have that weapon in my bag, the brakes I mean. In SCCA majors, we're one of the worst braking cars out there. The Miatas are incredible under brakes.

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    A little before the last sprint race for Group 3A (most of the Z cars), I happened to check my email. The events manager from Grassroots Motorsports sent me an email telling me to go up to their display in Vendor Village to claim their copy of the Mitty poster. I don't think I ever got from the bridge to Vendor Village faster. The guy who handed me the poster said that someone offered to buy it before I came up there. He told the prospective buyer that the poster was already spoken for.

    It's going to look nice hanging in my garage.

    So until I can get my photos online, shall we get ready for ZCON in October? :)

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