Rally Teams
Don\
Welcome! Log In Register

Advanced

11tenths Rally Team Gp2

Posted by derek 
derek
Derek Bottles
Professional Moderator
Location: Lopez Island/ Seattle WA
Join Date: 12/20/2005
Age: Midlife Crisis
Posts: 853

Rally Car:
Past: 323, RX2, GTI. Next up M3 ?



11tenths Rally Team Gp2
December 20, 2005 10:59AM
Kick ass Gp2 team using a 1985 Golf GL
Seattle, WA
Our mission is to go out at full atack each and every time and drive the wheels off The car, a side effect is to be the fastest 2wd car on every stage. Another side effect is to give the spectators something exciting to watch.

Derek Bottles - Driver 36yrs old and I did my first rally at age 19
Jason Grahn - Co-Driver still a boy, a wolfboy
Becca Galfer - Co-Driver (and my smoking hot wife) 36
John Lane, Matt Manspeaker, David Clark, Greg, and others Crew. Mid 30's

Car - A $400 1985 Golf with a whole bunch of good parts added.
See I basically knew I was not a very good driver so I built a good car knowing I could use the better mechanics to hide my weak driving. So we got a ripping motor with more HP than most of the other 2wd cars, then we got good brakes, struts, steering, and gearbox to go with it. Along the way a funny thing happened, the car was so good it inspired me to drive better as I had confidence in the car. Now I have a good car and have become a good driver the trees are scared.

Website: http://www.11tenths.com








Please Login or Register to post a reply
Attachments:
open | download - 20050910117.jpg (54.4 KB)
20050910117.jpg
derek
Derek Bottles
Professional Moderator
Location: Lopez Island/ Seattle WA
Join Date: 12/20/2005
Age: Midlife Crisis
Posts: 853

Rally Car:
Past: 323, RX2, GTI. Next up M3 ?



Re: 11tenths Rally Team Gp2
January 03, 2006 12:18PM
2005 in review.

We drove 34 stages in 2005
We Won our class on 24 of them
Of the 10 we did not win 6 were due to mecanicals, 1 was a flat (driver caused)
On the other 3 we were 2nd in class.

We set 3 2nd Overall Stage times
We Set 1 3rd Overall Stage Times
We set a bunch of 4th Overall times.

Our best overall Finish is 5th so far.
We won our Class 2 times in 2005
We got 2nd in Class once after braking a driveshaft and lossing the wipers.
We had 3 DNF's all while leading in Class.
We broke something but still finished 2 times.
We finished way back at one rally after braking a CV and exploding the clutch.

2005 I ran my first note events (2 of them)- 17 stages on notes.

On the only stage I have run Blind vs Notes I was faster Blind by 5 seconds...
The Blind time was my second time on the stage ever, the notes were my 3rd run...

On average the 4wd cars are about 1 to 2 seconds a mile faster then I am.

Please Login or Register to post a reply
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login