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Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Evolution Dynamics Pikes Peak Build

Back in December, Kevin DuBois of Evolution Dynamics approached me about running the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Naturally, like any motorsports enthusiast would, I jumped at the opportunity!

As we checked into the specifics. We found out that there were a limited number of entries, and technically, the event is by invite only. By mid-December the entry list appeared to be full already. They were still accepting applications. But there was no guarantee of entry.

Anyway, we went ahead with the application. We were notified shortly after that the event had received an unprecedented amount of entries. And there would be some sort of qualification to be invited. I remained...cautiously optimistic.

This morning, we were officially notified that our entry had been accepted. And that we were officially invited to compete in the 90th annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb "Race to the Clouds"!!!

I am beyond excited!!!!! This has been a dream of mine since the mid-90's when I 1st read about it in Sport Compact Car.

I grew up driving on the dirt roads of Milford, MI. And always dreamed of being a rally driver. Hence my love for Subaru's and EVO's. Knew it would be a long time before I could come up with the funding for such an effort. So I began Autocrossing in 2004 to work on my car control skills. And have since fallen in love with that sport while the rally dream was put on hold.

This really does present the best of both worlds! While I regret having missed the opportunity to play on the big dirt hill. I have no doubt that even fully paved it will be the experience of a lifetime.

Evolution Dynamics will be providing the vehicle and support for the event. I have every bit of faith in Kevin and team that they will build an excellent car for the class. We expect to receive support from a number of different sponsors and if not, there is always the retirement fund to dip into!

I've started this thread to track progress and also serve as a record of the whole adventure.

So here we are with the car in it's current form! Lots of work to do!

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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Good luck to you and the crew! One hell of an opportunity. Looking forward to the build process.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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Congrats! That is going to be fun. I'm thinking of going to help a friend in an Audi this year, with the intention on entering next year. I will make sure cheer you guys on. I've been following the updates on the entry situation and its nice to see that Hillclimbing is making a resurection in the motorsports world. I think with the hill being paved, that you are going to see alot of racers coming in to run this hill.

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Old Jan 20, 2012, 06:03 PM   #4
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Sweet and congrats to you and evoDynamics! May I volunteer to do vehicle support!?!
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 06:16 PM   #5
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congrats!!!! excited for the build details and pics!.
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Isn't that the original time attack car?
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car specs as the parts sit on my shelf itching to get back to work!!!


evodynamics built 2.3L
manley turbo tuff rods
JE pistons
cosworth ported head
kelford 272 cams
AMS hta86 turbo kit
buschur FMIC
evodynamics aluminum LICP
evodynamics aluminum UICP
APS twin vent BOV
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mil.spec 65mm throttle body
need a new intake manifold because i sold my milspec rev 2.
FIC 1450cc injectors
weldon DB2015A fuel pump
fuel safe aluminum fuel cell 12 gallons
evodynamics surge tank
walbro 255 feed pump
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evodynamics aluminum balance shaft pulley delete
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shep built trans, ultimate ratio gears, rem/isf/ billet output shaft
shep built transfercase with quaiffe LSD
shep built rear diff with 12 plate clutch
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performance friction 2 piece front rotors
need 2 piece rear rotors

custom tubular core support (being fabbed)
CBRD radiator modified with AN fittings and dry break connections
evodynamics custom dry carbon hood
seibon carbon front fendors
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seibon carbon trunk (about to be heavily modified)
evodynamics lexan window kit
evodynamics built NASA spec cage
recaro hans seat
sparco steering wheel
splash quick release hub
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and ummmmmm
whiteline RCK
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and i'm sure there will be more as i start putting it back together.
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That's really awesome - good luck!

Does that mean you (ratt) get to drive this thing?
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!

We are seriously plannimg to run this (if they accept us ) in 2013 the in rally class.

Best luck for you, and we definietly will watching the progress and the race!

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This is awesome news. I'm looking forward to seeing this build and will try to make it to the race to route for you.
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mock up motor in place! custom wiring harness is going to be made with this motor in place along with all the tubular core support brackets can be fit with the engine in place.

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also doing some more cage reinforcement, even though the cage meets all the rules for the Time attack class.

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Been years since I've been to the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Last time it snowed and the ran a short course. I heard they were paving the last section this year, is that true?
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true, it is all paved now. thats partly why we decided to enter. more of an advantage to road racing/autocross experience then pure dirt prepped cars.
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First year that the course will be fully paved. Can't wait to check the car and meet the crew when you guys get here!
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This is going to be sick. Can't wait to see it.
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