I've been kind of quiet latley for alot of reasons. I qualified 24 at the nats after the first day, then fell back some before the mains. I needed some jaco tires to get off the 12's and didn't get any till friday night after qualifying was over. I tested friday night and was running a solid 1/2 to second faster with just a tire change. I had high hopes of doing better on saturday and the car looked and felt like I could drive it up at least 3 mains from the D (still not bad considering it went to an M main) However the TC# didn't cooperate and all the maintenance until 3 am the night before went for not as I twisted the front pinion out where the input drive pin interfaces with it in the warm up. I held them off in 2wd for ten minutes and then the car really went away so I parked it.
(such is racing)
I qualified 2nd in the B at the Great lakes Challenge only to not attend the final qualifying session and mains due to projected rain. It was rained out so I finished second in the b based on qualifying.
Came home pulled the MTX 2 off the shelf and started working on it again. I have gearing now to get the job done so I will be running it again.
I'm working on a Gen 5 engine for myself now and it should be the same step ahead of the RTU as the origional RTU was from a stock MT.
I am out of the to the public engine business and want to focus on my own racing program for the end of this year and next. I found it to hard to race my own cars and support those who bought engines from me at the same time while racing especially at the event. It just does not work well at all, I wish to thank all of those who believed in the product and still do,(even RC Rage as he helped me fight some early battles with ROAR and Helped Put The Richey name on the map, even though we went seperate ways for business reasons) I believe we had a significant effect on the TC rules we now have and I really like them. Hopefully in some small way I helped generate some respect for the TC class that did not exist before the power of the RTU package came along. I also hope that in some small way I passed along enough knowlege to make the average racer semi dangerous when it comes to how to extract power from 12 engines. I won't be answering many new engine questions in the future, It just isn't in my best interest at this moment.
Richey Performance Motorsport
Just here to give the world grief.
Last edited by Motorman; 08-08-2002 at 07:43 PM.