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Shortcutsleeping
08-30-2010, 12:32 AM
Figured I'd start a thread now I'm sporting AST doubles!!

The frame was made at the tail end of the 90s or 2000 and the previous owner bought it bare and began to assemble it and work/kids/life kept getting in the way. I bought it as a roller and with the help of some friends brought it to life.

The beginning: June 2005: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch42.htm
From storage to my garage: 06.06.06: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch57.htm
February 2007, TBA (Things Be Arriving!!): http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch71.htm
June 2007 : a 25$ can of rustoleum: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch74.htm
June 2007: Entering UTCC and CarDomain 'TOP RIDE' status: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch75.htm
June Thrash I: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch76.htm
June Body Chech: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch77.htm
June Thrash II: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch78.htm
July Thrash III: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch79.htm
July Pulled Out: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch79a.htm
July ROWDY: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch80.htm
July First Test: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch81.htm
July VIR Test/UTCC: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch82.htm
July UTCC rollout: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch82page2.htm
July UTCC rest of the story: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch83.htm
March 2008 - Dyno: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch95.htm
March 2008 SCCA Double National: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch96.htm
March 2008 ouch: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch99.htm
2006-2008 Free Bodywork: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch114.htm
Dec 2009: Snowmotor: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch153.htm
Feb - July 2010: prep: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch163.htm
Aug 2010: NASA SU and TTR running: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch164.htm

(dang, didn't know I wrote/posted so much about this car...heh heh)

HUGE THANKS TO VORSHLAG AND AST!!! The new dampers are a DREAM and I look forward to sorting the car out more and going even faster!!!

VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/14079516

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http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch164pic01.jpg

hancheyb
08-30-2010, 08:41 AM
That looks like fun!

Fair!
08-31-2010, 03:12 PM
Picture gallery: http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/Vorshlag-Test-Pilots/Paul-Costas-GT1-Camaro/

http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/Vorshlag-Test-Pilots/Paul-Costas-GT1-Camaro/ch96pic09/935916340_z2yPX-M.jpg
Naked view

http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/Vorshlag-Test-Pilots/Paul-Costas-GT1-Camaro/IMG1120/935945395_VheaA-M-1.jpg
Costas' shocks

http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/Vorshlag-Test-Pilots/Paul-Costas-GT1-Camaro/DSC1927/948329550_zbkiA-M.jpg
Costas wrenching on the GT1

Shortcutsleeping
03-24-2011, 05:05 PM
http://vimeo.com/21371765

Time Attack video from TX2K11. Scratcher won :-) Full writeup to follow. HUGE THANKS to Vorshlag and AST for helping me keep this thing on the track!


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Shortcutsleeping
10-01-2012, 11:53 PM
http://thinkfastengineering.com/2012/09/big-win-for-scratcher/

GoProHD rear facing...took Nick for a fun 1:48 lap at TWS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRvWE6e5EVE&list=UUHlUdt3sIpDBrDdJ50DMrKw&index=1&feature=plcp

Some laps on the roof mounted ChaseCam
https://vimeo.com/50276092

30 Seconds clip Anna took...check out the rate of closure on the ACR at the end of the straight.
http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2107930145_MkGfmnv?albumId=25556261&albumKey=3hMhxk&width=640&height=360

http://www.narraonline.com/news-press-releases-narra/109-records-tumble-in-texas

The best part was taking folks for rides! The worst part was being on old tires and feathering the throttle on all of the lower speed corners...but overall two first place trophies are damn nice.

http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/host110.jpg

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Shortcutsleeping
10-20-2012, 02:07 AM
http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch204.htm

Working on vids with data overlay...but I'm busy. Heh.

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Shortcutsleeping
02-18-2013, 06:51 PM
This just in...

I R FASTAR THEN A REDNECK!!


Details to follow...


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Shortcutsleeping
02-20-2013, 11:06 AM
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Shortcutsleeping
07-19-2017, 10:08 AM
Time to start keeping this thread better updated!

From the press release above back in 2013:
"It was yet another TT-U record for Costas, meaning he's set or reset the class record five times in the past three years at Texas World Speedway."

I was fortunate enough to win the NASA TX Championship for SU and for TTU in 2014, and with a very limited run in 2015, still won the TTU championship in 15. The tail end of 14 began a win streak that has not been broken. It was pushed to the very edge many times with some great battles, but so far Scratcher has pulled the win out.

DAMN CLOSE BATTLE in early 17 with a SRSBZNS "E46": https://vimeo.com/201979947
Working to stay ahead of a Wolf and I'm on nearly dead tires: https://vimeo.com/202310699
Losing to turn 1 and fighting: https://vimeo.com/215562986
Losing again to T1 and fighting: https://vimeo.com/216275524

Fun 2015 recap video where I openly taunt the Racing Gods: https://vimeo.com/197618731

If you're bored and need some track-watching, here is my vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/user4279187

I've run two nasa event this year:
January - Great battles with the "E46", a wolf and some stock cars: http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch253.htm
April at TWS - I lose the race to T1 three out of four times!!! Plus set my (and NASA's) fastest TT lap ever: http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch255.htm

After the TWS race I asked the director if 38 class wins in a row was some sort of record and he said to his knowledge that it is not only a Texas record but he pinged the national directors list and it seems that it is a NASA national record as well.

Scratcher's record since 2011:
NARRA:
5 events, 5 wins and 5 track records
NASA:
59 events, 50 wins, 58 podiums and 21 track records
20 Consecutive SU wins to date
18 Consecutive TTU wins to date

Could NOT have done it without so much help from so many folks!!!

http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch253pic10.jpg

http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch253pic15.jpg

http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch253pic25.jpg

http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch253pic28.jpg

A buddy of mine posted this meme on my FB page after the January race, LOLOLOL
http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch253pic30.jpg

http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch255pic05.jpg

OMG FAIR'S JANKY STICK!!!
http://witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch255pic22.jpg

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Fair!
07-19-2017, 01:31 PM
Well done... and you even used a #JankyStick! :)

V-lag
01-21-2018, 10:09 PM
Nice work