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Saw this picture on the SCCA Pro site. The Hypersports Racing Exige S is finally on the track. Unfortunately its qualifying time was not good. I am hoping they kept the speed down to shake out the bugs.
 

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Where you guys been ??:shrug:
 

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randy's got a thread going also
 

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I saw this car 2 years ago at PRI. Sweet.
 

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I am proud to say that I blew by that at barber at log 29 on the front straight. The fact is though it was having a few issues...running way rich, over filled gas tank which was spraying gas all over my car. I didn't get a wave by so I just passed it and glad I did as it shot out a 12ft flame and caught the track on fire for a few seconds. I have footage of the pass but not the flame part. Anyway, they worked all day and never got it running right. I wonder if they got it setup right...
 

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i guess it's a dead project...
 

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This was I think the 2nd session and learning the track as I still had the instructor. You will see the gas splashing on the track and near the end of the video you can see the flame but its quick so dont even blink. 1:14

Hypersport Exige on Vimeo


Apparently, I cant embed it here...not sure why.
 

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I saw the car last month at Hypersport. Kirt told me that there just was not enough time to field the project, as he is so involved with Patrick Dempsey's Rolex race team. They were working on one of the planned two Mazda RX8s at the time.
Also, the Speed Challenge schedule was the same weekends at the Rolex races.
 

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They removed the lights. They did a fair amount of bodywork.
 

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Rumors of Lotus Exige competing in World Challenge at Long Beach this April and not the Hyper Sport car.
SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge
Nothing in the rules yet, but apparently back channel negotiations has allow for 2 entries in this year's race - additional driver(s) considering joining the fun ... or the spanking likely on this HP track. Tough to go up against 425 to 525 whp cars down on a track with 2 long straight, with "only" 300 to 350 whp, no matter how large the weight and handling advantage.

Further rumors of the Evora getting ready to race in the US.
 

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we'll believe it when we see it.
 

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The driver facts have R3 Motorsports fielding and Exige S. I wonder is those guys can shed some light.
That's what I'm hearing. Looking for more details.

Rumor is Lotus Exige S classed in Tour Car class (TC), not GT or GTS as the Hyper Sport car was classed. I think the Lotus can be competitive in TC. But not competitive or very difficult to be competitive in GT or GTS as just too difficult to go up against 500 whp cars at tracks with long straights.

Long Beach Grand Prix is a great race to watch in person.
2010 GPLB.Com
I recommend the Super Photo Ticket.
Get to move around to all the best spots for viewing.
 

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Thought I had a pretty reliable source saying TC class, but entry list show R3 car in GTS ???

2010 Streets of Long Beach Entry List

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Michael Weinreb (R)
Malibu CA
R3 Motorsports
Lotus Exige S
1.8L I4S

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Got a call into R3.
Just spoke with Kirt of Hyper Sport, but may have feed him misinformation.
I have Kirt's uprights, as does Robb, both of us run in LCS and working on set-up with the Hyper Sport uprights. Mike has been running the Nitron uprights:
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yea I noticed that as well, interesting.... I'm just excited to see a Lotus in any class to be honest. Looking forward to the end of March!

-M
 
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