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Race weekend at Sonoma Raceway.

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Our group of 2002 racers continues to grow; we’ve got 6 cars here this weekend (a father/son stopped by, they’re interested in a doing a race in the forthcoming rental race car and/or building them a new one from scratch). Hospitality tent courtesy of one of the car owners. -KB

 

 

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Ken, I was up there yesterday, stopped by my fabricator's shop over in the shop area (Roger Hamlin), he has a pretty incredible CSL clone car in there now and an Alfa Romeo T33 TT12 which is amazing.

 

I wandered by your grouping on my way out, nice to see a wide array of 02's there and there was a golf colored o2 across from you someone was working on.  Steve had his Koepchen o2 car there as well....more o2's at that event than I have ever seen and I have been going for like 15 years.  You guys definitely had a great spot there.  What a day as well, perfect Nor Cal day....probably going to be on the toasty side today though.  Good luck

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Very cool Ken.  “Sears Point” was my home track growing up.  My brother ran a 510 and a 200sx in B Sedan, GT3 and GTU.  Memories.  

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Kick some 510 butt Ken. 

 

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On 6/2/2018 at 7:32 AM, markmac said:

Ken, I was up there yesterday, stopped by my fabricator's shop over in the shop area (Roger Hamlin), he has a pretty incredible CSL clone car in there now and an Alfa Romeo T33 TT12 which is amazing.

 

I wandered by your grouping on my way out, nice to see a wide array of 02's there and there was a golf colored o2 across from you someone was working on.  Steve had his Koepchen o2 car there as well....more o2's at that event than I have ever seen and I have been going for like 15 years.  You guys definitely had a great spot there.  What a day as well, perfect Nor Cal day....probably going to be on the toasty side today though.  Good luck

 

Ahk - next time, ask for me.

 

We did a quick head gasket change to the golf(-ish) #88 car we call the old mare* and had it back on the track (*with a half-rebuilt engine that’s going on 6 years). If you watched Saturday’s race, you saw 3 of our downdraft BMW 2002’s trading places with the Koepchen sidedraft car. We’re hoping to have even more 2002’s to bring with us next year. -KB

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I will.  It was a quick trip, I was visiting with Roger Kraus over at the 'tire center' and saw the o2's lined up.  You guys had a primo location I will say.  Really nice.

 

It is nice that you get to run in a relative like/like group - that is cars that are 'relatively' similar in power and speed.  Because my car is a euro bastard and has significantly more power than the typical bmw 2002 run group, SVRA says Grp 12 for me, which is BMW CSL's, Porsche 935's, RSR's + other higher hp rigs all of which have +100 hp more than me.  Its a fast group for sure, not sure really that it sounds like that much fun really....so really kind of a dilemma that I had not really thought that much about before.  Back in the day that would have been 'Division 1' in Gruppe 2 - CSL's and RSR's duking it out, Gruppe 2 Division 2 would have been o2's and Ford Escorts - BMW vs Ford + an Alfa or two mixed in there.  Of course there just aren't that many of those cars now so it is what it is.

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