Car A57-January Report
During the 2012 season car S55 (now A57) sustained a lot of body damage. Not only from racing but in transporting the car to and from the events. It needed to have a thicker layer of aluminum to replace the old trim coil.
After consulting our sheet metal sponsor .040 thick aluminum was donated to our team. It can be annealed, formed, and welded. This is not something you can do with trim coil.
We are currently making patterns, cutting, and forming new panels.
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Scuffing and masking will be the next step on A57. After painting new numbers will be cut out and applied. Some of the parents are putting together adhesive letters and other deals to promote Raymond Central.
Brakes cables and connections are our final step before test driving. After test runs are made the body will be added. We have completed working the mold for the fiberglass nose section. The nose will actually be made from cotton duct instead of fiberglass.
Car A57----March Report
The new members are now on the car moving it up to A class.Motor R.P.M. was checked and the gear ratio for our first race in Lincoln was set. New tires all around and all electrical connections will be checked for tightness.
Car S55-----March Report
Now has a completed body and canopy. Test runs are underway and soon new tires will be put on. Next motor R.P.M. will be determined and the gear ratio set.
Car S55-----April Report
This car won the big red invitational and went on to win the hastings race as well this month. This car is running well and has brought home two wins in the first part of this season
Car A57------April Report
This car also won the big red invitational and was taken to the hastings race but a technical problem with the wheel caused this car to not finish that race. This car is now in the process of being fixed for the next race so that it can hopefully be running well enough to bring home another
Car S55---January Report
New for this year we are constantly looking for improved handling and lighter construction methods.
We decided early in our planning that S55 will be another front wheel drive. Each year we try to make our drive wheel more race durable and reliable. We chose an electric scooter wheel again and machine the center to accept dual wheel bearings on each side. It is smoother and runs super true. At this point we are working on the rear axle and brake hubs.