To explain so you all know. I’m Mark.. I am Ross’s Dad and help run the team called Extreme22
Ross’s lucky number.
We (me, lorraine and Ross - family) started the team this year with the intention of Ross being at the very front of it all. Running the team allows us to help fund some of Ross’s racing. (A small part of it) Ross is 16yrs old and his main goal is to make it into the European Rallycross and then Worlds. (I know - not easy
He wants to take the car into the British rallycross and win there next.
we run a couple of cars from grass routes racing with juniors to help give them a chance to afford racing and follow in Ross’s steps. Ross mentors them as the follow him. One of the lads that drives in the other car has some mild Autism and Ross gets a lot from helping him achieve his goals too.
We also offer adults the chance to race in other cars which we have 106 Rallye & Gti - It just helps to have them out there making the numbers up and helping to pay for the odd round of the championship. It’s hard work but it’s worth it. Plus it’s rewarding and we like to see them win as well.
We chose the Pulsar as it’s like you say a car which is not a Subaru or Evo. It’s a versatile car which we can make more adjustments too and hopfully be more reliable. (And quicker) Ross loves it. Can’t get enough of it
Racing is expensive though. And having enough spare parts to be comptetive is the key for us next season.
We are making small changes. But they have to be within our rules. The last round just shown on TV was a shake down for Ross and the car. And unfortunately we unearthed a rocker problem and didn’t make the final. (We only had 40 mins to solve it)
Bob helped to sell me some Rocker stoppers and no bent valves we are back on track.
Im not an expert by any means with the Pulsar. Racing set up’s and running the team yes. But the in depth knowledge of the Pulsar I’m having to learn fast !!!
We have a few months to really tune the car in and sort out any issues that may crop up. But we have to be quite limited in our budget. We still need a second set of wheels. (Some proper light weight ones) We almost have to have 2 of everything in case something breaks. So it’s disfficult
This is where your knowledge is really helpful.
Our car needs to be competitive (which I think it already is) But it needs some extra tweaking to really get the most from it while still remaining reliable.
We have upgraded our suspension (bespoke coil overs just for Rallycross) They work really well.
But we would like to iron out some of the common issues that can cause us to fail. So suggestions there are great ?
Also what gains have you made in performance from standard ?
We have an upgraded gearbox and we know we can improve our air flow (that’s on the list)
Any suggestions and help appreciated.
We want to see the Pulsar win next season and of course Ross.
It’s all going to be live on tv and via our Fb page so hope you are able to support Ross as he gives it a go.
And of course we will publish the dates of racing and you are all welcome to come and support. It’s a great day out ????
Your help / knowledge and understanding as we learn is appreciated.
Ross does a lot of the work himself as well. We are just a normal family really trying to give it a go so hope you guys and girls can help support Ross along the way.