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News: 2019 Parker '425' - 1/31 - 2/3
6081 will be first off the line! Good Luck Everyone!

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Race Updates & Event Photos / Re: 2018 Silver State 300
« on: May 09, 2018, 02:20:44 PM »
Awesome pics Jason...looks like it was a fun course ;D

TrophyLite Parts Wanted or For Sale / Re: Jardine Header for TL
« on: March 30, 2018, 11:12:16 AM »
Jim Rossi just bought it.....curious to get his feedback. The feedback I had gotten was......don't tell anybody about this! ;).......ergo why we bought it, unfortunately it took a lifetime to get and the truck was sold. Definitely a super nice header!!

General Discussion / Re: Who is racing the Silver State 300?
« on: March 30, 2018, 11:08:47 AM »
A lot of the Silverstate course reminds me of Mehico, its an awesome course.....except for a lot of the "one track trails". Get them bumpers tuned up! ;D

General Discussion / Re: 2018 MINT 400 Aftermath
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:17:47 AM »
Congrats to the Spitz family on the win, had to be a special moment for Craig to get this win with his son! Also congrats to Bragg on the 2nd place! I have some cool video footage from Pit A that I'll post up.......of you guys stacked up coming through the pits. It was cool to watch the close racing going on!!

Tech Talk / Re: Pit Safety
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:10:19 AM »
Saw that video the other day...gave me chills!!! I was in Pit A and there was another UTV fire from fueling, luckily they had at least 3-4 fire extinguishers and got it out quickly. Guess What I learned was you can never have enough fire extinguishers and no matter what the situation at a race, never climb under a truck up on a jack with the tires off....which I must admit, I am guilty of when in the heat of the moment!

TrophyLite Parts Wanted or For Sale / Jardine Header for TL
« on: March 08, 2018, 01:13:28 PM »
Got a brand new Jardine header for the TL for sale. Paid $875.....$750 714-473-7214

Tech Talk / Re: Fuel System
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:13:18 AM »
-10 all the way to the pumps and -6 from the pumps to regulator to rail.

Tech Talk / Re: Fuel System
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:19:40 AM »
Drilled two holes in the passenger side bottom of the tank(I believe they were .875). You want the bulkhead to almost thread into the tank(basically zero fit) and use a high quality gas resistant sealant on the washers. Drill the two holes in the steel can oversize so that there is plenty of room between the nuts and the can that way you can get a socket on them. Make sure that when you drill the holes that they are up high enough from the bottom of the cell so that when you tighten the jam nuts down the washer is OUTSIDE of the radius in the tank or they will leak! Here is the link to the bulk heads that we used, when I get home tonight I'll find the sealant and post up the part number.

Tech Talk / Re: Fuel System
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:47:20 PM »
Are you sure you are not losing fuel pressure? These engines are very fuel pressure sensitive, we had what we thought was vapor lock, turned out to be the crappy black jazz fuel cell foam clogging the filter. Worst part was it only happened under long WOT conditions so it is very difficult to replicate under not race conditions. FYI we gravity feed the pump and run a return off the fuel rail.
Good point Tommy! A differential of 2-5lbs of fuel pressure was the difference in doing a power brake and spinning the rear tires and doing a power brake and not spinning the rear tires in the Elite truck. You need to know what pressure the truck was tuned at in order to get optimum performance out of these hamster cages.

Tech Talk / Re: Fuel System
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:36:28 PM »
I think vapor lock can be an issue depending on the race conditions and fuel ran. But I think most of the TL fuel related issues come from a poor fuel system design/set up.

Tech Talk / Re: Fuel System
« on: February 14, 2018, 08:30:48 AM »
We used two of the Bosch 61-979 fuel pumps and the Holley 16-109 Hydramat. The Hydramat has three outlets, we capped the one and ran two feed to each pre filter and pump. Hope this helps you guys out!!

Tech Talk / Re: Fuel System
« on: February 13, 2018, 04:11:58 PM »
Ok John, here is how we did the Elite truck after issues at 2016 V2R(Fuel system), issues at 2016 BWDC(fuel system) and DNF 2017 Parker 425(fuel system).....I kinda knew in my head the way I thought it should be done....or what made the most sense, and after talking to guys in the industry that I respect their knowledge, this is how we ran our system and why.......and after this install, not one single fuel related issue! Dual Bosch pumps as close to the tank as possible and as low(in relation to the tank) as possible. Pre pump filter and post pump filter before the regulator with the return line off of the regulator back to the tank. Two HUGE factors to incorporate into this equation are 1)No questions asked, run the Holley Hydromat!!!! 2) Feed lines to the pumps exit the bottom of the cell and are -10 hoses!!!!! These pumps are not meant to suck, so use gravity to your benefit and feed the pumps the fuel. In my mind, all your are doing is heating the fuel by feeding it to the HOT rail then returning it back to the tank, that is why we opted to run the return line off of the regulator. Let me know if you have any other questions John!

Race Updates & Event Photos / Re: 2018 Parker '425'
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:24:11 PM »
That would be awesome.....13 had me a little worried ;D

Race Updates & Event Photos / Re: 2018 Parker '425'
« on: January 22, 2018, 05:33:42 AM »

Pretty sure there will be 15 trucks there ;)

I saw Jakes had the old Elite truck there and it was looking like it would be ready for Parker. Could that be the 15th?
I thought I saw an Instagram post that said they will be at Parker #6004 i think.

Jeremy and I are going testing with them on Saturday, if testing goes well the 6004 truck will be at Parker.

Race Updates & Event Photos / Re: 2018 Parker '425'
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:45:44 AM »
Parker Draw Order!
 1. 6017 - Brandon Arciero
 2. 6099 - Jim Rossi
 3. 6069 - Elliot Slavic
 4. 6067 - Cory Winner
 5. 6076 - John Slavic
 6. 6011 - Jason Crabtree
 7. 6021 - Craig Spitz
 8. 6012 - Greg Bragg
 9. 6066 - Josh Cobb
10. 6003 - Chris Wardle
11. 6010 - Todd Mozden
12. 6068 - Ryan Winner
13. 6061 - Kyle Ahrensberg
14. 6013 - John Ferrari

Anyone else we can add to the list?

Pretty sure there will be 15 trucks there ;)

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