Race ready. Impeccable performance. Prepped to a high standard. Needs absolutely nothing.
A true sweetheart.
The car has virtually every upgrade you could want on an 87 through 91/90 series Lola. - Elite Pinto engine with Elite's aluminum head - Prince tub – removed and re-bonded floor - Upgraded TDI stub axles - Upgraded Mark Mercer front Ackerman kit - Upgraded front rockers from bushings to bearings for no stiction - Upgraded Mark Mercer brake system with super light rotors/hats and re-sized master cylinders - Upgraded Ove Olsson front uprights - Upgraded Pat Prince rear uprights - Upgraded Penske 3-way shocks w/remote reservoirs done personally by Mark Mercer to his championship-winning specs, including valving and special fluid - Powder coated suspension members - Tall man roll bar (2” above stock) - Additional lower engine bay trunions - Hans compatible seatbelt mounts - Oversize fire system - Oversize Yarley style battery (safety and reliability) - Upgraded front bulkhead brace - Rebuild of gearbox by J&J including new TDI aluminum diff carrier with new ring and pinion - J&J re-welded and/or beefed up some old welds on the bell housing and re-trued the surface - Stainless steel Tri-Y header system - TDC oil pump - Latest design oil pan (+hp) - Modified oil tank - Full gloss carbon bodywork - New carbon seat - New AIM Chronos2 dashboard and sensors just installed. - No other anti-intrusion bars to save weight - Transponder
Prepared by Mark Mercer and Jim Kelley.
Former Jay Messenger drove her to 5th place in the ‘07 SCCA National Runoffs .
Recent Competition History
As a new vintage racer (me): HSR Vic Elford Classic - 3/13/11 2nd in Class, 8th in groups 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1. HSR Monticello Historic Races - 6/29/12 - 1st and 2nd in Class, 6th in Groups 4, 6, 7, 8, 9. SVRA 2011 Watkins Glenn Historic 200 Mike Stott/UBS Endurance Series - 6/12/11 2nd in Class, 14th in Group (of Can-Ams and others), Fastest laps Watkins 2:01, Monticello 2:32.
Weight: 1150 lbs
Engine Builder: Lola
Heads: Elite Alloy Head
Block: Elite Pinto
Oil Cooler: DC oil pump, latest design pan (+hp), modified tank
Oil Cooler Location: Sidepod
Battery: Oversize Yarley style battery
Data Logger: AIM Chrono2 dash and sensors
J&J rebuild w/new TDI alloy diff carrier, new ring/pinion, re-welded/beefed up old welds & retrued
Construction: Full Carbon Fiber Body
Paint: Gloss Clearcoat
Minor cosmetics to be done on right nose corner and sidepod