Hey everyone how's it going? Sorry it's been awhile!
I want to first start off by Thanking Perfect Harvest for making any of this possible and for continuing to support and encourage me when everyone thinks I'm crazy!
I want to thank all my other sponsors as well for standing by me through this crazy season, as well and helping me get things to where they are today. Huge thank you to B&Z Manufacturing for helping me take my control drawings/plans from the computer screen to actual reality!
I apologize again to everyone for not keeping up with updating this thing, I've just been pulling my hair out trying to get the car running and plans worked out for next season! We've been working like crazy and I think we finally are making progress towards hitting the track in the extremely near future! We're shooting for this weekend at Thunder Hill up in Willows Ca.
Now that we're no longer worried about weather or not the car is maneuverable enough to get around the track we have began to tackle A-Z of everything that needs to be done to finish prepping the car for the track. If everything Goes as planned we're shooting to have the car all put back together, tech'd and ready by the end of this week. The car still has a few things that need to be done before it is all complete, but for the most part it is track ready and good to for for this weekend!
We finally got the steering assembly all put bak together, (the right way) and I have the controls all assembled and in the car as well ready to be track tested. We were able to test the car last week for the first time in town with the new controls. We were mainly concerned with the amount of turning radius I can get out of the car with the limited input I'm able to apply to the wheel. We estimated turn 11 at Sonoma Raceway is about 100'-125'foot radius, so we laid out some cones 100 feet apart to get an idea about where we stood. We were extremely surprised and pleased to find out that with the new setup, the car will not only make turn 11 but will do it with plenty of room to spare. I still have a few more adjustments to make on the controls as well as suspension, but right now as we stand the car is able to make about a 75' foot radius turn which should be plenty for any of the tracks around here!
Unfortunately things haven't gone exactly as planned this season, and it is now nearing the end. We've had a long year of learning and problem solving but now have the rest of the year to finish adjusting the controls and get the car all set up to hopefully contend for the GTS3 championship next season.
Our main Objective is:
Keep Em Spinnin Racing’s main objective is to equip a hand full of vehicles with different control accommodations for differently abled individuals. From injured athletes, to veterans or anyone that may have been born with any different physical abilities. We would like to offer the opportunity to those that desire still to not only drive, but drive and safely maneuver their vehicle at exhilarating speeds around a race track. It will basically be a membership based latter program that we hope to have most, if not all of the expenses offset by title sponsors. We would like to present the opportunity free of charge to the individual to come out to the track, feel like a pro, and partake in literally rewriting realities laws and what's believed to be possible. We would like to be able to provide an opportunity for those that have the desire to drive, but haven't been given the proper tools needed to do so. This will not only help them see what they are still capable of, but will also give them the confidence to go out and try new things they might not have thought possible before. We want to show them what is still possible and would like to be able to assist them in achieving what ever goal they set forth for themselves no matter what they're abilities may be.
In a nutshell that is basically what we have in the works for next season... We're actively adjusting our program as we speak and will be starting to reach out for additional sponsors for next year in the extreme near future. If you or anyone you may know might possibly be interested in helping out in anyway wether; through sponsorship, donations, or even just volunteering your time. Every little bit helps and we're all in this crazy race they call life together might as well help your Nieghbor cross that finish line together!If you or anyone you know may have any interest you can email me at KESRacingMario@yahoo.com
Anyways stay posted for pictures and videos from this weekend with the cars first time on track. I will keep everyone updated via social media and through this blog as to how things are progressing for Keep Em Spinnin next season.
Huge thank you to Perfect Harvest for making any of this possible and bring my dreams to reality!
God Bless You All & Always Remember To Keep Em Spinnin!