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Pretty easy setup as usual. Swap tires, unload the car, race Photo: Dean Shirley DC Rallycross regular James Hall’s Subaru was acting up… …so we invited him to get Dirty For A Day with us. Eric found this just before heading up Saturday night, but luckily it still lights up New sponsor. Try Oxygen, y’all. It’s the best! Sup, gramps? BMW racing through the generations with a 2002 Eric is not peeing on James’ Subaru Photo: Dean Shirley Sticker from Dean’s first overlanding tour. We can get on board with hating I-95 Photo: Dean Shirley Dean with his well equipped rig. A friend in need is a friend… …oh indeed. Side PieceWe love our main rallycross groups, but there’s a certain appeal to strange. Eric got the 2017-year itch so bad, he signed up for BMR RX Event #5 in Pennsylvania last weekend.Our boy Michael Julian is helping with that program and posted a preview video from their new location – the rolling hills and gravel roads that serve as parking for the Sleepy Hollow Motocross track. The elevation change sold it.Eric drove up to Reading, PA Saturday night and bunked up at Michael and Katey’s place. They had a couple of other racers crashing with them and, as it turns out, our friend James from WDCR was there but having car issues.With his car on the injured reserved, we offered James the second seat in our car. And he became our second Dirty For A Day driver.Sunday morning came early and cold, just 15 degrees. And the racecar didn’t like it. On the short drive to the event, it was trying to overheat. In the 15 degree weather. A few hard raps to the thermostat housing got it unstuck but it wasn’t done being unhappy.We managed the overheating during the event by turning off the car between runs, coasting under gravity to the start, then starting it up just in time to go. The car faired well and ran 14 hard runs between the two drivers.Even though he usually runs a Subaru, James picked up on the rear-drive dynamics fast. He’s a good driver. And he was surprised by how well old ugly handled on course. To paraphrase, “Way less sideways than I expected and it stops on a dime.”Our friend Dean from East Coast Overland Adventures came out too. He’s a PA boy and brought his friend Phoenix to spectate and bullshit around with cars. Dean’s well-supplied overlanding rig ended up saving our bacon.Instead of risking overheating, we made the call to remove the faulty thermostat for the ride home. But we needed some gasket seal to make sure it wouldn’t leak. Neither DI nor any of the racers had it, but Dean did. He also helped with the supplies and labor to wire back up our trailer lights. A friend in need is a friend, indeed.Event timing was wonky so Eric left not knowing the results. But seat time was the main goal…and he was just glad to be getting some. On the side.
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- Side PieceWe love our main rallycross groups, but there’s a…
Side PieceWe love our main rallycross groups, but there’s a…
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