Wednesday, December 18, 2013

ELBRacing @ 2013 VRG Turkey Bowl

Thanksgiving weekend was once again spent at Summit Point Raceway with the extended VRG family. ELBRacing had one Pinto on the track as Jim Karamanis competed in his 1972 Vintage B-Sedan road racer. This was the last event for the 2013 season and the team is busy preparing for 2014. Enjoy some video from The Turkey Bowl:

Monday, September 30, 2013

New Jersey Historics

ELBRacing spent September 20 - 22 at the VRG New Jersey Historics @ New Jersey Motorsports Park on the Lightning Circuit. This flowing track provided fast paced and exciting action. Jim Karamanis brought his '72 Pinto out for the event with team mate Ralph Pagington acting as crew chief for the weekend. The VRG hosted an event filled with an abundance of track time and a visit to the Millville air museum. This event is a must attend for all vintage racers!

In-car video, Saturday morning race:

A few event photos:

Friday, July 19, 2013

PVGP 2013!

ELBRacing brought one car out to this years VRG Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix @ Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Jim Karamanis piloted Pinto #272 throughout the race weekend. A new engine was broken in, though with some teething problems. A failing oil pressure relief valve kept Jim from driving at full capacity through the race weekend. However, overall the new build performed well and with a new valve will be ready for the next race weekend.

PVGP does a wonderful job of putting on an event, with some of the friendliest volunteers you will find in the vintage race world.

A couple of videos from the race action:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

2013 VRG Jefferson 500

ELBRacing was back at Summit Point Motorsports Park for the 2013 VRG Jefferson 500. Ralph Pagington had his third successful race weekend, promoting him to Full drivers status. Congrats, Ralph! Brian Walsh held the IMSA RS / SCCA 2.5 Challenge reunion race at the Jefferson 500 for the second year in a row. Photos courtesy of Kermit Burroughs can be seen here:

Some video from Ralph Pagington's in-car camera:

Thursday Practice

Saturday Sprint Race

IMSA RS / SCCA 2.5 Challenge Reunion Race

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A New Season

2012 ended with a bang, well three bangs. ELBRacing had the full barrage of Pintos on track for the 2012 VRG Turkey Bowl Thanksgiving weekend at Summit Point Raceway. Unfortunately, all three ELB Pintos experienced catastrophic engine failure!

The team is busy prepping the cars for 2013 with plans to attend the 2013 VRG Jefferson 500 at Summit Point Raceway. This will be the 2nd year that Brian Walsh hosts the IMSA RS / SCCA 2.5 Challenge Races at the Jefferson 500 and team ELBRacing plans to have three cars on the grid for the big race.

Let's hope for a more reliable 2013!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Performance Driving Experience

October 8th, Team ELBRacing was back on track. This time at Summit Point Motorsports Park for an SCCA Performance Driving Experience event. The team used this as a test and tune day for the upcoming VRG Turkey Bowl @ Summit Point. Some event footage from the day:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix @ PIRC 2012

ELBRacing brought two cars to the newly renamed Pittsburgh International Race Complex to contend the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races. Unfortunately, only one ran the event, as the 1972 ELBRacing Pinto of Jim Karamanis suffered from a broken external oil pump on the Friday test day.

Jerry Boyer did run his 1976 ELBRacing Pinto throughout the race weekend and graduated from rookie to full race privileges. Congratulations, Jerry! Following is video from Jerry's PVGP racing experience: