Update — Work to Get Back to the Track Resumes

We have not been on track with our Datsun 510 for over a year, but we resumed work a couple of weeks ago. From a list of 108 Items we are down to 55 but all the major, time-consuming, stuff has been completed. Yesterday, December 3rd, the first test-start took place after completing the following:

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Finally, an Update!

Assembly and installation of our shop cabinets is complete. Next weeked we will offload all the tools and other stuff that have been stored in our trailer for a year, and resume work on the race car.

29 October 2016: Cabinets just installed in Moya Motorsports’ new shop.

29 October 2016: Cabinets just […]

Moya Motorsports Update

An update is long overdue. The engine that failed prematurely at The Mitty in April 2015 was rebuilt and has been back in the engine bay for months. Moving from our old shop to a new much larger facility has resulted in a big delay. We decided to get the new shop fully operational before […]

Fast Lap at Sebring in Moya Motorsports Datsun 510

Update

As stated in our previous post, we experienced a failure of our new engine during the Test Session at Road Atlanta in late April. Luckily Alex shut down the engine when he detected something amiss while on track. This prevented catastrophic damage, but will require full disassembly. We removed the engine at the track and […]

HSR’s 2015 The Mitty

Moya Motorsports arrived at the 2015 Mitty confident and not expecting any significant problems. However, a simple $0.90 part triggered a chain of events that damaged our new engine, incredibly ending our weekend on the first day.

During a Test Session, the freeze plug adjacent to the starter motor was expelled:

1) Into the last […]

Savannah, October 2014 – Additional Pictures and Video

This video is from clips from a hand-heald camera. The pictures are from Bimmerfest.

We reported on September 18th that, after significant updates to our Datsun 510, we would race at Savannah and then Sebring before the end of the year. However, although the car ran very strongly at Savannah, we have decided that our […]

2014 HSR Savannah Speed Classic

The Moya Motorsports Datsun 510 had not raced since last December at Sebring. This was our second visit to this 10-turn, 2-mile course. Savannah was cool and dry, and our test session at Homestead earlier in October had been hot and humid. This dictated a minor correction in carburetor jetting before we even fired up […]

Heading to Savannah on October 24th

Work on our Datsun 510 was completed last Thursday with suspension alignment and corner weighting. Yesterday, we had an excellent opportunity to track-test locally at Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway with the FARA Group. The long work hours of the previous months paid off, as the racecar performed flawlessly. Test conditions were perfect, as there was little […]

“Street” Test

Worked nine hours yesterday 9/27/14 getting the Datsun completed. Other than alignment and corner-weighting, the racecar is ready. A quick street test showed that “it works”. Next race is Savannah at the end of October.