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      04-12-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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The Devil In The Dark 12 Hour Endurance Race: April 27

Hello all,
I'm inviting you to come out and support us (and all the other BMWs in the race) in The Devil In The Dark 12 Hour Endurance Race on April 27.
This is an annual event in its fourth year held at NJMP on Thunderbolt.
The race is slated to start just before noon and end just before midnight.

http://thedevilinthedark.com/

I've been helping out with the Bimmerworks Team for several years at various races and for the first time have transitioned into driving (this will be my first official race outside of the Bertil Roos Race School).

We are in the process of building a 2007 BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe for the race and will continue to campaign it in the BMWCCA Endurance series throughout the year (Mid-Ohio, Watkins Glen, Sebring?). If the car is not completed by the race, we will run the 335 that Bimmerworks has been running in years past (the banner at the top of the website has a cool pic of the #99 car, the Bimmerworks 335, at night with the brake disc glowing).
In the past, the 335 has finished 6th in 2010, 3rd in 2011 and did not run in 2012.

There is plenty of time to come and go throughout the day and see some good racing.

Thanks and hope to see you there!
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Sounds like a great time. I remember seeing your car at past bimmerworks events/bbqs, why dont you just use that? It looked pretty race ready
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Good stuff and congrats Rob!

Best of luck and if I am in the area, I will be sure to stop by.
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Sounds like a great time. I remember seeing your car at past bimmerworks events/bbqs, why dont you just use that? It looked pretty race ready
It's funny, I'd have to add a cage and racing suspension and probably a couple other odds and ends i.e. not too much

Then I'd be SOL for a street ride!
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Hope to see you on the 27th. Any chance of a bimmerworks enduro race car build thread? and/or possible 4 hour enduro at the Del Val NJMP Event in late August?
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Awesome! I'd love to come by if I'm free that day to watch some racing. Thanks for the info Rob.

(PS - I'm available to drive like...all the stints. Just sayin. )
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Hope to see you on the 27th. Any chance of a bimmerworks enduro race car build thread? and/or possible 4 hour enduro at the Del Val NJMP Event in late August?
Steve has been documenting the build, so it'll be more of a here's the step by step build, but when it's completed.
We're going to be running a full Z4M suspension with TC Kline coil-overs since we couldn't get a replacement strut from KW for the competition set-up we had. The differential is a Diffsonline MZ4 LSD with 3.91 gears. We purchased a Supersprint header and will do a custom exhaust with race mufflers only. We will end up using the Stoptechs we have as well.
In the end, the race weight needs to be 3,050lbs with driver, so since I'm the lightest driver, the car will have to weigh about 2,870lbs. Hopefully we'll be very close to that.

Yes, our goal is to run the BMWCCA Endurance Series, so the next race will be Mid-Ohio on May 24, then on August 23 NJMP and September 20 at Watkins Glen. There is talk about another race at Sebring, but nothing is finalized yet.
http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/events/enduro.aspx
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Bump.
Looks like I'll be driving either the 2nd or 3rd stint, so anywhere from 3-6 hours into the race.

Here's a quick pic of the Z4 being wrapped at Designer Wraps in Millville, NJ. Yes, two-tone chrome green and black! I should see the finished car later today.
Also, a pic of the 335 that was wrapped by them late last year.
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Nice Rob! I think I'll be watching probably between 1-4pm. Hope I get see some of your driving this time, if not maybe the August Enduro.
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Nice Rob! I think I'll be watching probably between 1-4pm. Hope I get see some of your driving this time, if not maybe the August Enduro.
Cool! Glad you can make it.
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My review of the Bertil Roos 2-day Competition School when I got my competition license.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831867
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Nice Rob, I'm rocking same wheels and brakes as you!
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First race outside of race school - be safe man, nothing worse than balling up the car 2 hours into the race before everyone has gotten a stint
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Nice Rob, I'm rocking same wheels and brakes as you!
Nice!
We are still building the car and things are super crazy. Still have plumbing for the fuel cell, exhaust and wiring.
18x9.5 square with 265-35 BFG R1. Stoptechs with Pagid pads. We are trying to go 12 hours on one set of brakes.
We ended up going with TC Kline suspension since we couldn't get a replacement KW strut in time.

Art, looks like I'll more than likely be driving the second stint. So 3-4 hours into the race.
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Thanks again for the update. My dinner plans were cancelled, so I may be able to stay longer.
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Thanks again for the update. My dinner plans were cancelled, so I may be able to stay longer.
Excellent!
Just spoke to the other drivers and it looks like we're going to try to do 2-3 hours stints instead of a full 3 hours. It's quite a long time to be behind the wheel so we don't want to kill ourselves.

Will anyone be coming with you?
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