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Old 07-18-2018, 11:50 AM
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My new Mike Cope chassis TA2 Camaro build by Troy Benner at TRB Autosport / Derhaag Motorsports! Canít wait!!! Going "pro" later this year and planning to race in the Trans Am TA2 Series. Fun times ahead!! I get fitted next week...







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Congrats...TA2 is a very competitive rough and tumble series. Short track racin' on a road course.

Will you be at Daytona ?
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My new Mike Cope chassis TA2 Camaro build by Troy Benner at TRB Autosport / Derhaag Motorsports! Can’t wait!!! Going "pro" later this year and planning to race in the Trans Am TA2 Series. Fun times ahead!! I get fitted next week...


Truck intake??

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Congrats...TA2 is a very competitive rough and tumble series. Short track racin' on a road course.
Will you be at Daytona ?
Thank you!! Looking forward to it!

Re Daytona (and COTA as they are back to back)....as of now it looks like I will be in Japan during both of those races...which is a real bummer racing-wise as I LOVE both of those tracks!! Guess the car will be available for rental then...but, it's a work trip (that will be fun too!).
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Truck intake??
I believe it is the L92 Truck Intake, but I just write the checks. It's a TA2 Spec Motor.
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I believe it is the L92 Truck Intake, but I just write the checks. It's a TA2 Spec Motor.
Should give you some nice torque out of the corners
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Looking good. How much power will it have?
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TA2 spec is just under 500 HP with the required restrictor. It's also limited to 6,800 RPM. Class minimum weight is 2,830 lbs.
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Derhaag is about 15 minutes from me. I'm beyond disappointed Tran am axed BIR on the schedule. Will you be at COTA?
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:40 PM
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Just pulled up to Derhaag!! Re COTA: I believe I'll be in Japan - my car may be there though.
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Was that a Corvair racer sitting next to your chassis? Cool.
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They are wicked fast and a handful. Should be a blast!! Congrats!!
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Thank you!

Gary - not sure what it was, definitely under brakes though!! I wasn't there when it was picked up.
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Thank you!! Looking forward to it!

Re Daytona (and COTA as they are back to back)....as of now it looks like I will be in Japan during both of those races...which is a real bummer racing-wise as I LOVE both of those tracks!! Guess the car will be available for rental then...but, it's a work trip (that will be fun too!).

looks great! So what is this work that should be fun??
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NO WAY! hell yeah! didnt you just sell a camaro? what was wrong with it? wrong class?
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My older TA2 is no longer TA2 current/compliant (chassis, body, etc - it was the 1st TA2 Camaro built - was converted from an ASA/GTA car - those chassis and bodies do not fit the current TA2 ruleset). Car can still be raced in SCCA GT2 as well as NASA, etc.

It's still for sale if you're interested. Make me a cash offer.

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unless it required by rules. i would highly suggest ditching that truck intake in favor of the car or fast intake. that truck intake will run out of air on the big end where your going to be spending all your time in a race. your powerband will be moved way low. it will fall on its face and "run out" at the top end
ask me how i know

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Originally Posted by STANG KILLA SS View Post
unless it required by rules. i would highly suggest ditching that truck intake in favor of the car or fast intake. that truck intake will run out of air on the big end where your going to be spending all your time in a race. your powerband will be moved way low. it will fall on its face and "run out" at the top end
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TA2 spec is just under 500 HP with the required restrictor. It's also limited to 6,800 RPM. Class minimum weight is 2,830 lbs.
they limit the HP but NOT the torque
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