<VV> [indyscca] Local Corvair racing
levair at aol.com
Mon May 20 09:35:08 EDT 2013
In all fairness; Michael kicked butt Sunday!!!!
Michael's 38.5 was the fastest time in his heat and perhaps about third fastest overall.
Paul and I were in the 40s with Paul inching me out.
On my first run my rear disc brake locked up (suspecting a slipped pad wedging itself) and I had to finish runs in Michael's car---nearly 7000 rpm in first gear all the way around.
Michael has videos.
From: Sharon Leveque <levair at aol.com>
To: fastvair <fastvair at yanhoogroups.com>; VirtualVairs <VirtualVairs at corvair.org>; indyscca <indyscca at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, May 18, 2013 12:55 am
Subject: [indyscca] Local Corvair racing
his Sunday at the Indianapolis Speedrome 3 Corvairs will be autocross racing in
his doesn't happen often as we are usually running other classes trying to
ather points, trophies, PAX scores or championships. To me it's quite a relief
o not be doing any of the above and be just enjoying the socializing and
P is the class usually dominated by V8 Pony cars where we don't have chance
ecause of being the largest cars (108" wheelbase) with the smallest engines
3000 liters or less). No excuses this Sunday.
he Speedrome 1/4(or less? ) mile track is really very small and tight for
hese cars, but it doesn't matter this Sunday as we're just racing among
urselves on basically a pyloned figure 8 type course.
A quick summary of the Corvairs; I may not have complete knowledge of the
ther cars but here goes a good guess.
Paul Fox:, frequent and deserving winner of the regional CP Championship:
1850 # mostly pure autocross car with 3100cc 13/1 comp. engine and four 1
/2" bored Rochester race carburetors; just recently added 15 x 12" rear wheels
Michael LeVeque. 1940# dual purpose car, 3000 cc 13/1 comp.engine with 6
ube center mounted Holley carb. Running used Avon tires acquired at the Mitty
Warren LeVeque 1940# mostly road racing car (per the 2012 Road Atlanta
alter Mitty) with 3000cc 8/1 comp. turbo engine with untried Holley 4 barrel
ntake system. Used Hoosier tires. This is my first trial run on this engine
efore the Corvair Convention's Gingerman Race Track time trial.
Interestingly Paul has a 3.27 axle and a standard Saginaw 4 speed.
Michael and I have 3.89 axles and a road racing close(Yenko) ratio Saginaw 4
Our different transaxles happen to multiply out to the exact same ratios in
he first three gears.
It should be interesting to watch Paul kick our butts!!!
And Sunday is forecast to be the only day in nearly two weeks with no rain..
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